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Godzilla hits the Criterion Collection in a massive celebration set

by Sean P. Aune | July 26, 2019July 26, 2019 10:51 am EDT

The Criterion Collection is about to celebrate its 1,000th release, and what better way to do that than with than 15 Godzilla films?

History in Japan is broken up into eras. The Showa-Era ran from 1926 to 1989. Criterion has used this as a fun way to name its Godzilla set as The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975. This massive set will include all 15 Godzilla-related films released during this time, and it will also include a book with information on each film.

This set, as one might suspect, won’t be cheap, and will sell for $225. To be honest, for what you’re getting, we don’t think that’s outrageous, and we’re definitely going to have to put it on our wishlists this holiday season.

The set will release on Oct. 29. You can check out the trailer and the list of all the included movies below.

  • GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
  • GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (Motoyoshi Oda, 1955)
  • KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda and Thomas Montgomery, 1963)
  • MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
  • INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1965)
  • EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (Jun Fukuda, 1966)
  • SON OF GODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1967)
  • DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (Ishiro Honda, 1968)
  • ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (Ishiro Honda, 1969)
  • GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (Yoshimitsu Banno, 1971)
  • GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (Jun Fukuda, 1972)
  • GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (Jun Fukuda, 1973)
  • TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1975)



Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing