K I N G   O F   T H E   M O N S T E R S !

1956 ***1/2 80 mins.

Although the original Japanese film Gojira got a limited theatrical release in the U.S. in 1954, it was hacked to pieces, filled with new scenes starring American actor Raymond Burr, and released as Godzilla, King of the Monsters! in 1956. It's still an enjoyable film, worth watching if you simply refuse to watch a foreign film with subtitles. Although, if you are one of those people, I say shame on you! Foreign language films are amazing, and you're denying yourself a world of magnificent cinema. As someone who adores the original Gojira, watching this one is difficult for me, as the scenes with Raymond Burr feel quite out of place.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Not Rated.

Raymond Burr + Takashi Shimura + Momoko Kochi + Akira Takarada + Akihiko Hirata

Screenplay by
Takeo Murata and Ishiro Honda

Original Story by
Shigeru Kayama

English Dialogue by
Al C. Ward

Directed by
Ishiro Honda and Terry O. Morse


Motion Pictures