Criterion’s Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films box set gets a trailer

Ahead of its hotly-anticipated release next month, Criterion has unveiled a trailer for its 1000th spine, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, which offers a look at the glorious restorations for the King of the Monsters’ fifteen earliest adventures, from the 1954 original through to Terror of Mechagodzilla in 1975. Take a look at the trailer here…

In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era,
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