A new remastered print of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is attacking the big screen once again. This is perfect timing since the new Godzilla film will be hitting screens in May. Check out the details where you can see the remastered print below.
The film – being called Godzilla: The Japanese Original for this release – will debut April 12th at the 5th TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood followed by a national release beginning at New York’s Film Forum, April 18th-24th.
Godzilla was originally released here in 1956 as Godzilla: King of the Monsters, an atrociously cut, dubbed and re-edited version that inserted American actor Raymond Burr into the action; only an hour was used of the original’s 98 minute running time. Burr does not appear in the original, uncut version, which has an all-Japanese cast.
Directed by Ishirô Honda,with special effects by the legendary Eiji Tsuburaya,Godzilla: The Japanese Original was much darker in tone and scale. Godzilla represented the dangers of nuclear power. The American cut also cut out all of the black humor from the original and that’s a shame since most of it was hilarious…in a dark way.
The original Godzilla is still considered one of the greatest monster movies around and we are very excited to see the original Japanese cut back on the big screen. Sorry Raymond Burr.
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