Now Stomping Across The World: Original GODZILLA Instills Nuclear Fear

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

The mighty roar still causes goose-pimples.

An angry, desperate, anguished cry against the inhumanity of man, the original Godzilla (Gojira) remains a powerful drama. In honor of the film's 60th anniversary, Rialto Pictures is touring Godzilla: The Japanese Original across the U.S. It opens in Dallas at the Angelika Film Center on Friday, May 9, as well as other locations; visit the official site for theaters and playdates. The film will also be re-released in Japan, starting on June 7; more information here.

See below for more observations on the movie, from myself, Ben Umstead, and Christopher O'Keeffe, then click through the gallery for more Godzilla imagery and the trailers for the U.S. and Japanese re-issues, plus the original Japanese trailer and more.

Godzilla ®, Gojira and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. © 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Ben Umstead and Christopher O'Keeffe contributed to this story.

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