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Poster for Godzilla | Godzilla Raids Again Double Feature

Godzilla | Godzilla Raids Again Double Feature

Opens on January 14

Director: Ishirō Honda Run Time: 177 min. Release Year: 1954 Language: Japanese

Starring: Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Fuyuki Murakami, Momoko Kôchi, Takashi Shimura

Godzilla (1954, 96 mins)

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

Godzilla Raids Again (1955, 81 mins)

Toho Studios followed the enormous success of the original Godzilla with this sequel, efficiently directed by Motoyoshi Oda as a straight-ahead monsters-on-the-loose drama. An underrated standout among the Showa Godzilla films, Godzilla Raids Again introduces the monster-versus-monster format that would dominate the remainder of the series, pitting Godzilla against the ferocious, spiny Anguirus as the kaiju wreak havoc in the streets of Osaka in a series of elaborate set pieces that succeed in upping the ante for destruction.


Sunday, January 14, 2024: 12:00

Tickets: $15 Regular (no further discounts accepted)

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