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Trailers From Hell Hunts Inoshiro Honda’s 1954 ‘Godzilla’

Trailers From Hell Hunts Inoshiro Honda’s 1954 'Godzilla'

Inoshiro Honda’s 1954 classic spawned a virtual industry of Japanese monster movies when it was released overseas in 1956 in a reworked‚ English version with added scenes featuring Raymond Burr as a US reporter. Even this tampering (more carefully done than subsequent efforts) couldn’t erase the bleak atomic age metaphor that makes both incarnations the most somber and funereal of all apocalyptic movies. Great score by Akira Ifukube.

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