Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla / Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974) + Terror of Mechagodzilla / Mekagojira no gyakushu (1975) Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975:
[Criterion Collection, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (1954–1975), Spine #1000, Disc 7/8]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~33.2 Mbps | 1hr 24mn + 1hr 23mn | 44,5 GB
Japanese (日本語): LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps \ English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.