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GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL

The 1954 classic Godzilla is one of the most influential monster films of all time. For its 60th anniversary in 2014, Rialto Pictures will re-release the restored Japanese original as envisioned by writer/director Ishiro Honda & SFX legend Eiji Tsuburaya incl. 40 mins cut from the US release version. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or have yet to witness the original, uncut masterpiece, this is the perfect time to see how the epic saga began. After join a Q&A w Gareth Edwards (2010’s Monsters) director of the new Godzilla from Warner Bros & Legendary Pictures out May 16, 2014. Godzilla® Gojira and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. © 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Director: Ishiro Honda

Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka,

Screenwriter: Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda

Cinematographer: Masao Tamai

Editor: Yasunobu Taira

Music: Akira Ifukube

Additional Credits: Special Effects Director: Eiji Tsuburaya

Principal Cast: Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi

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Influential Japanese film director often credited as being the father of Godzilla. Joined Toho Studios where he became acquainted with SFX wizard Eiji Tsuburaya. The two worked on a handful of films before collaborating on the groundbreaking monster epic Godzilla (1954). Honda also helmed Rodan, Mothra, Matango among others.

Distributor: Rialto Pictures

Public Film Contact
Eric Di Bernardo
Rialto Pictures
eric@rialtopictures.com
212-472-1911

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