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Godzilla or Gojira was a monster created by Japanese filmmakers as a response to
and exploitation of societal fears of atomic power and nuclear weapons.

"Godzilla and Biollante aren't monsters. It's the unscrupulous scientists who create them
who are monsters." — Dr. Genichiro Shiragami

"Godzilla is the son of the atomic bomb. He is a nightmare created out of the darkness of the
human soul. He is the sacred beast of the apocalypse." — Tomoyuki Tanaka


     h i s t o r y

     h e r e

The Gojira/Godzilla monster movie series began in 1954, and so far includes over 30 films.
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Godzilla has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Godzilla entry at Wikipedia
Godzilla disambiguation page at Wikipedia

Movies of Godzilla
The Gojira/Godzilla monster movie series began in 1954, and so far includes over 30 films.
list of films featuring Godzilla at Wikipedia
credits for character 'Godzilla' at Internet Movie Database
search DVDs on keywords 'godzilla gojira' at Amazon

watch MovieMojo's 2/2014 'Top Ten Godzilla Movies' trailers video [10:55] at YouTube

watch 9/2014 'Godzilla All Movies, 1954 to 2014' compilation video [15:08] at YouTube

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Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!  "Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!: The Incredible World of
Japanese Fantasy Films" [1998] by Stuart Galbraith IV

Feral House 8¼x10 pb [5/98] out of print/used
Critical History & Filmography of Godzilla  
"A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series"
[2007] by David Kalat

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2007] out of print/used
McFarland & Co. 2nd edition 10x7¼ hardcover [7/2010] for $51.76

Godzilla: 5 Rampaging Movies DVD box set  "Godzilla: 5 Rampaging Movies" DVD Box Set [1999]
Simitar Ent. widescreen DVD [2/99] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
contains five feature films: "Godzilla: King of The Monsters" [1956], "Godzilla vs. Mothra" [1964], "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" [1965], "Godzilla's Revenge" [1969], and "Terror of Mechagodzilla"
[1975]; extras include trivia games & film facts, theatrical trailers, video art gallery, photo art gallery, sci-fi monsters documentary featurette
Godzilla Collection 6-disk DVD box set  "Godzilla Collection" 6-disk DVD Box Set [1999]
Simitar Ent. DVD set [8/99] 6 disks - out of prodn/used
contains six feature films: "Godzilla, King of The Monsters" [1956], "Godzilla vs. Mothra" [1964], "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" [1965], "Godzilla's Revenge" [1969], "Terror of Mechagodzilla" [1975], and "The Art of Illusion" [1990] documentary narrated by Adrienne Barbeau
Godzilla Ultimate Collection DVD box set  "Godzilla: The Ultimate Collection" DVD Box Set [2002]
Classic Media / Sony Wonder DVD set [9/2002] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
contains five feature films: "Rodan" [1956], "Godzilla, King of The Monsters" [1956], "Godzilla vs. Mothra" [1964], "Godzilla's Revenge" [1969], and "Terror of Mechagodzilla" [1975]
Godzilla 50th Anniversary DVD box set  "Godzilla 50th Anniversary Collection" DVD Box Set [2004]
Sony Pictures Home Ent. DVD set [10/2004] 7 disks - out of prodn/used
contains nine feature films: "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" [1974], "Godzilla vs. King Ghidora" [1991], "Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle For Earth" [1992], "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla" [1994], "Godzilla vs. Destroyer" [1995], "Godzilla" [1998 remake] directed by Roland Emmerich, "Godzilla 2000" [1999], "Godzilla vs. Megaguirus" [2000], and "Giant Monsters All Out Attack" [2001]
Godzilla 50th Anniversary 5-Pack DVD box set  "Godzilla 50th Anniversary DVD Collection 5-Pack" DVD Box Set [2004]
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [10/2004] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
contains five feature films: "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" [1971], "Godzilla vs. Gigan" [1972], "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" [1974], Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla" [1998], and "Godzilla 2000: Millennium" [1999]
Godzilla 50th Anniversary DVD Collection 3-Pack box set  "Godzilla 50th Anniversary DVD Collection 3-Pack" Boxed Set [2004]
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [12/2004] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
contains three movies directed by Masaaki Tezuka: "Son of Godzilla" [1967], "Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla" [2002], and "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S." [2003]
Godzilla 50th Anniversary DVD Collection 3-Pack box set  "Godzilla 50th Anniversary DVD Collection 3-Pack" DVD Box Set [2005]
Sony Pictures Home Ent. DVD set [12/2005] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
contains three feature films: "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" [1971], "Godzilla vs. Gigan" [1972], and Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla" [1998]
Godzilla Collection DVD box set  "The Godzilla Collection" DVD box set [2007]
Classic Media DVD set [11/2007] 8 disks for $25.99
contains eight Gojira/Godzilla films: original "Gojira" [1954]; "Gojira Strikes Again" [1955] co-starring Anguirus; "Godzilla, King of The Monsters!" [1956] (English-language version of the 1954 original, with added footage); "Mothra vs. Godzilla" [1964]; "Ghidora, The Three-Headed Monster" [1964]; "Invasion of Astro-Monster" [1965] co-starring Monster Zero; "All Monsters Attack" [1968] featuring Rodan, Mothra, Anguilas, Minya & King Ghidrah; and "The Terror of Mechagodzilla" [1975]; PLUS bonus items including featurettes about Ishiro Honda, Akira Ifukube, Tonoyuki Tanaka, and others

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original "Gojira"
[Toho Japan Nov 1954, Rialto USA May 2004]
Gojira & Godzilla 70th Anniversary DVD set  An atomic test revives a 164-foot {50 meters) -tall reptile with radioactive breath that soon attacks Tokyo
Co-written & directed by Ishirτ Honda; co-written by Shigeru Kayama & Takeo Murata; starring Akira Takarada, Momoko Kτchi, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Fuyuki Murakami, Sachio Sakai, Toranosuke Ogawa, Ren Yamamoto, with Katsumi Tezuka & Haruo Nakajima as Gojira
full credits at IMDb • Rialto Pictures official movie page
the Criterion releases include high-def digitally-restored original 1954 feature film and the 1956 American version, commentary, trailers, featurette, booklet
Criterion Collection Blu-ray [1/2012] for $27.99
Criterion Collection DVD [1/2012] 2 disks for $21.59
the Classic Media releases include the original 1954 feature film, the 1956 American version, original trailers, commentaries, "Making of The Godzilla Suit" featurette, "Godzilla: Story Development" featurette
Classic Media 70th Anniversary b&w Blu-ray [9/2009] for $16.16
Classic Media 70th Anniversary b&w DVD [9/2006] 2 disks for $7.99

watch 1954 Japanese-language trailer [2:54] online at YouTube

"Gojira Strikes/Raids Again" [1955] co-starring Anguirus /tt0048127/

"Godzilla, King of The Monsters!" [1956] /tt0197521/
English-language version of the 1954 original, with added footage
http://www.archive.org/details/GodzillaKingOfTheMonstersTrailer

"King Kong vs. Godzilla" [1962] /tt0056142/

"Mothra vs. Godzilla" [1964] /tt0058379/

"Ghidora, The Three-Headed Monster" [1964] /tt0058544/

"Invasion of Astro-Monster" [1965] co-starring Monster Zero /tt0059346/

"Ebirah, Horror of The Deep" [1966]

"Son of Godzilla" [1967]
http://www.amazon.com/Son-Godzilla-Tadao-Takashima/dp/B00066KWCO/

"Destroy All Monsters" [1968]
http://www.archive.org/details/IshirHondasDestroyAllMonsters1968UsMovieTrailer

"All Monsters Attack" [1968] /tt0063172/
featuring Rodan, Mothra, Anguilas, Minya & King Ghidrah

"Godzilla's Revenge" [1969]

"Bambi Meets Godzilla" student cartoon short [1969]
Black & white 1 minute & 30 second cartoon short by Marv Newland, who is still directing short films; was released
theatrically in 1985 as the lead-in short to the feature film "Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn"; available on several
Region 1 compilation DVDs, but the quality is little better than the half-dozen versions on YouTube for free
full credits at IMDb • watch [1:30] online at YouTube

"Son of Bambi Meets Godzilla" student film [1999] by Eric Fernandes
full credits at IMDb • watch [1:47] online at YouTube

"Bambi Meets Godzilla Part 2" student film [2006] by James Zarbough
watch [0:52] online at YouTube

"Godzilla vs. Hedorah" [1971]

"Godzilla vs. Gigan" [1972]

"Godzilla vs. Megalon" [1973]
http://www.archive.org/details/GodzillaVs.Megalon1973ExtendedTrailer

"Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" [1974] /tt0071565/

"The Terror of Mechagodzilla" [1975] /tt0073373/

"Godzilla" animated TV series [Toho/NBC-TV 1978-80]
Godzilla Animated Series  26 half-hour episodes from Hanna-Barbera; the crew of the research vessel Calico
rescue baby Godzooky, offspring of Godzilla, and so can call for Godzilla's help
when they encounter another evil monster

starring Jeff David, Al Eisenmann, Hilly Hicks & Brenda Thompson
Season 1, Volume 1: Classic Media color DVD [6/2006] 4 episodes for $7.95
Season 1, Volume 2: Classic Media color DVD [6/2006] 4 episodes for $7.95
Season 1, Volume 3: Classic Media color DVD [8/2007] 5 episodes for $7.95
series credits from IMDb

"The Return of Godzilla" [1984] aka "Godzilla 1985"
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Godzilla-1985-Shogakukan/dp/409103151X/

"Godzilla vs. Biollante" [1989]

"Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah" [1991]

"Godzilla vs. Mothra: The Battle For Earth" [1992]

"Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II" [1993] /tt0107027/

"Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla" [1994]

"Godzilla vs. Destroyer" [1995]

color "Godzilla" remake [1998] directed by Roland Emmerich
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Godzilla-Volker-Engel/dp/0061073172/
http://www.amazon.com/GODZILLA-FREDERIC-VANDOME-MCBREWSTER-MILLER/dp/6130757077/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Novelization-H-B-Gilmour/dp/0590047310/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Theme-TriStar-Picture-Godzilla/dp/B0037B32BI/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Album-1998-Various-Artists/dp/B000006O86/

"Godzilla Island" [1997-1998]
animated toy show that ran in Japan

"Godzilla: The Series" [Toho/TriStar 1998-2000]
German-language video cover for Godzilla Animated Series, 1998-2000  39 episodes starring Ian Ziering, Malcolm Danare, Rino Romano, Charity James, Brigitte Bako, David Newsom & Tom Kenny
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000E5KUL0/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Monster-Trilogy-Ian-Ziering/dp/B0002GTWQK/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Monster-Mayhem-Ian-Ziering/dp/B000E5KUKQ/
series credits from IMDb

"Godzilla 2000: Millennium" [1999]

"Godzilla vs. Megaguirus" [2000]

"Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" [2001]
featuring Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah

"Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla" [2002] /tt0314111/

"Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S." [2003]
basically an engaging three-way battle between Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and Mothra

"Godzilla: Final Wars" [2004]

Toho announced in 2004 that they would not make/approve/license any 'Gojira' films for ten years; Warner Brothers
talked Toho into allowing a 3-D short in 2010, which then grew into the 3-D feature set to be released in mid-2014.

"Godzilla" in 3-D  [Warner Bros./Legendary May 2014]
promo/logo for 2014 Godzilla film  Announced 1/2011: Director Gareth Edwards is attached, with Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni producing for Legendary Pictures; David S. Goyer was added in July to re-write the script, then replaced by Max Borenstein in November; added 10/2012: script being polished by "Iron Man 3" co-writer Drew Pearce; news 1/2013: producers Dan Lin & Roy Lee are out, new writer Frank Darabont hired, still set for March start date; added 2/2013: filming was started in Vancouver, BC, Canada • Directed by Gareth Edwards; written by Max Borenstein & Dave Callaham; starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, CJ Adams, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Richard T. Jones, Jake Cunanan, Yuki Morita & Warren Takeuchi
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

watch 7/2012 ComicCon fan-made trailer [1:00] at YouTube
watch official 2/2014 trailer [2:32] at YouTube

"Godzilla Resurgence" aka "Shin Gojira"  8/2016
[Toho Japan July 2016, FUNimation USA limited Oct 2016]
Godzilla Resurgence 2016 feature film  An accident in Tokyo Bay's Aqua Line causes an emergency cabinet to assemble; then a giant creature appears, destroying town after town on its way toward the capital. • Written & directed by Hideaki Anno; co-directed by Shinji Higuchi; starring Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi & Satomi Ishihara, with Mansai Nomura as Godzilla
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 4/2016 Japanese trailer [1:31] • 9/2016 USA trailer [1:42]

Godzilla In Other Media


browse Action Figures / Godzilla category at Amazon

vinyl action figures of Godzilla  six-inch vinyl action figures of Godzilla
Bandai/Hasbro 6" action figure, circa 1954 [2008] for $17.95
Bandai/Hasbro 6½" action figure, circa 1968 [2007] for $24.99
Bandai/Hasbro 6" action figure, circa 1968 [2007] for $15.50
Bandai/Hasbro 6" action figure, circa 1991 [2007] for $17.95
Bandai/Hasbro 6½" Millennium action figure, circa 2000 [2009] for $74.89


Monster Mania Classic Godzilla Films soundtrack album  "Monster Mania: Music From The Classic Godzilla Films, 1954-1995" [1998]
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [8/98] 22 tracks for $39.37
includes main title music and love themes from "Destroy All Monsters", "Godzilla" [1984], "Godzilla, King of The Monsters", "Godzilla vs. Biollante", "Godzilla vs. Destroyer", "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah", "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla", "Godzilla vs. Mothra", "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster", "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla", "King Kong vs. Godzilla", and "Son of Godzilla"
Godzilla 50th Anniversary soundtrack album  "Godzilla: 50th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack Album" [2004]
Composed by Akira Ifukube

The complete original motion picture soundtrack of the classic 1954 film "Godzilla"
La-La Land Records soundtrack CD [8/2004] 26 tracks for $16.44

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Godzilla-1954-1975-Original-Soundtracks/dp/B0000061GJ/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Godzilla-1984-1995-Original-Soundtracks/dp/B000007OF8/


Random House published four books by Marc Cerasini featuring Godzilla and other kaiju of the Toho franchise
between 1996 and 1998: "Godzilla Returns", "Godzilla 2000", "Godzilla At World's End", and "Godzilla vs.
The Robot Monsters". The fifth book, "Godzilla and The Lost Continent" was planned but canceled when
Random House's license for Godzilla expired.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_(Marc_Cerasini_series)


Works About Godzilla

G-Fan Magazine: The World of Giant Monsters  "G-Fan Magazine" [est. 1992]
published by Daikaiju Enterprises Ltd. in Canada

not available via Amazon subscription
magazine official website
direct subscription: $20 for 4 issues/year (using PayPal)
Godzilla and Other Movie Monsters documentary  "Godzilla and Other Movie Monsters" documentary [1998]
Passport Intl. color/b&w DVD [5/2000] for $9.77
88-minute documentary compilation from mostly public domain sources about Gammera, Ghidrah, Godzilla/Gojira, Hedor, King Kong, Mothra & Rodan; extras include the "Godzilla Rap" music video, highlights from 1920s silent animated "The Lost World" feature film, and the wonderful "Bambi Meets Godzilla" short cartoon • Written & directed by Robert Weaver • credits at IMDb
Godzilla On My Mind  "Godzilla On My Mind: Fifty Years of The King of Monsters" [2004]
by William M. Tsutsui

Palgrave Macmillan 7¾x5½ pb [9/2004] for $9.58

http://www.amazon.com/GODZILLA-UNAUTHORIZED-AUTOBIOGRAPHY-Steve-Ryfle/dp/0440507391/
http://www.amazon.com/Pictorial-Book-Godzilla-Years-Fantastic/dp/4894250594/
http://www.amazon.com/Meet-Godzilla-Famous-Movie-Monsters/dp/1404202692/
http://www.amazon.com/Eiji-Tsuburaya-Monsters-Defending-Ultraman/dp/0811860787/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzillas-Footsteps-Japanese-Culture-Global/dp/1403964610/
http://www.amazon.com/Official-Godzilla-Compendium-Year-Retrospective/dp/0679888225/
http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Godzilla-Movie-Monsters-Step-/dp/1615330178/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Book-Jim-Harmon/dp/0809580802/
http://www.amazon.com/Japans-Favorite-Mon-Star-Unauthorized-Biography/dp/1550223488/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Collection-1954-1955-Japanse-Language/dp/B0014M3KJ6/
http://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Are-Attacking-Tokyo-Incredible/dp/0922915474/
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Monsters-Illustrated-Japanese-Monster/dp/1888214015/
http://www.amazon.com/official-Godzilla-Movie-Fact-Book/dp/B0016FYIB0/


Godzilla Gallery

1950s movie monster Gojira/Godzilla eats a train


Godzilla Links
Godzilla entry at Wikipedia
credits for character 'Godzilla' at Internet Movie Database
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The Godzilla Society of North America


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