Godzilla (1954) Full Movie

Godzilla
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Godzilla (1954) : Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

Title Godzilla (1954)
Release Date Nov 03, 1954
Genres , ,
Production Company Toho Company, Ltd.
Production Countries Japan
Casts Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Fuyuki Murakami, Sachio Sakai, Ren Yamamoto, Toyoaki Suzuki, Toranosuke Ogawa, Hiroshi Hayashi, Seijirô Onda
Plot Keywords japan, monster, atomic bomb, island, shipwreck, nuclear radiation, ship, tokyo, japan, kaiju, post war japan, animal horror
Hideto Ogata
Hideto Ogata
Akira Takarada
Emiko Yamane
Emiko Yamane
Momoko Kôchi
Daisuke Serizawa-hakase
Daisuke Serizawa-hakase
Akihiko Hirata
Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Takashi Shimura
Professor Tanabe
Professor Tanabe
Fuyuki Murakami
Newspaper Reporter Hagiwara
Newspaper Reporter Hagiwara
Sachio Sakai
Masaji Sieji
Masaji Sieji
Ren Yamamoto
Shinkichi Sieji
Shinkichi Sieji
Toyoaki Suzuki
President of Company
President of Company
Toranosuke Ogawa
Chairman of Diet Committee
Chairman of Diet Committee
Hiroshi Hayashi
Parliamentarian Oyama
Parliamentarian Oyama
Seijirô Onda
Ozawa-san
Ozawa-san
Kin Sugai
The Old Fisherman (uncredited)
The Old Fisherman (uncredited)
Kokuten Kōdō
Prof. Tababe's Assistant (uncredited)
Prof. Tababe's Assistant (uncredited)
Tadashi Okabe
Employee of Nankai Salvage Company (uncredited)
Employee of Nankai Salvage Company (uncredited)
Jirô Mitsuaki
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Ren Imaizumi
Chief of Maritime Safety Agency (uncredited)
Chief of Maritime Safety Agency (uncredited)
Sôkichi Maki
Young Lover on Ship (uncredited)
Young Lover on Ship (uncredited)
Kenji Sahara
Godzilla
Godzilla
Haruo Nakajima
Soldier (uncredited)
Soldier (uncredited)
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Mrs. Sieji
Mrs. Sieji
Tsuruko Mano
Chief of Emergency Headquarters (uncredited)
Chief of Emergency Headquarters (uncredited)
Takeo Oikawa
Power Station Engineer (uncredited)
Power Station Engineer (uncredited)
Junpei Natsuki
Godzilla
Godzilla
Katsumi Tezuka
News Reporter (uncredited)
News Reporter (uncredited)
Saburô Iketani
Woman with Children (uncredited)
Woman with Children (uncredited)
Shizuko Azuma
Partygoer (uncredited)
Partygoer (uncredited)
Shizuko Higashi
Partygoer's Escort (uncredited)
Partygoer's Escort (uncredited)
Kiyoshi Kamata
Mayor Inada (uncredited)
Mayor Inada (uncredited)
Keiji Sakakida
Mother (uncredited)
Mother (uncredited)
Tamae Sengo

Reviews

  • John Chard

    The big political atomic lizard is cheesed off! After H bomb testing in the pacific, ships start to go missing and a remote island is apparently under attack from a prehistoric monster. Japanese scientists hasten to find out just what is going on, what they find is Gojira, and he is mightily hell bent on destruction...next stop Tokyo. Gojira is such an influential film, it has spawned many sequels, remakes, copyists, and numerous homages, and of course there is two versions of this film for the viewer to choose from. The American version is a decent enough watch, it has integrated Raymond Burr into this original versions plot, and although it's unintentionally funny at times, it holds up pretty well as a no brainer piece of fluff. But it fails to compare to this original Ishirô Honda classic because this has a wonderful ambiance of fear at its heart, coming some 10 years after the Hiroshima bomb, the Japanese audiences of the time would surely have noted the heavy aura of destruction seaming through the picture. Watching it today, now that it's restored in all its original glory, is still a memorable and exhilarating experience, the build up is perfect, we are practically on the edge of our seats waiting to glimpse the giant atomic creature, and when he/it/she shows up for the first time, it gives us a truly memorable classic piece of cinema. Sadly the film is hampered a touch by a meandering romantic sub-plot, but the performances (notably Takeshi Shimura) are very engaging, while Akira Ifkube's score is poignantly perfect. As man in a rubber suit movies go, Gojira has no peers, it's smart, fun, and above all else, memorable. 8/10