Aka "Godzilla, King of the Monsters", "Gojira"
The 1950s was the era of atomic horror in cinema with giant monsters rampaging through various iconic cities throughout the world. At the head of the pack was the King of the Monsters himself Godzilla, also known as Gorjira in original Japanese. What better country to lead the way than one that experienced nuclear devastation first hand in less than a decade before. Inspired by recent “giant monsters running amok” fare like “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” and a recent re-release of “King Kong”, famed Japanese film studio Toho took these simple concepts and interlaced their experience with nuclear ruin to present a film uniquely their own showcasing the terror of nuclear warfare that resulted in an iconic film legend with it’s towering title character.
Written By Eric Reifschneider