Guillermo del Toro on Godzilla

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jul 11, 2013

In this video, contemporary cinema’s preeminent monster lover, Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone), tells us about his passion for the original Godzilla, a film that is more serious and poignant than most may realize. Del Toro’s latest effort, Pacific Rim, which opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide, was inspired by Ishiro Honda’s proto-mega-beast movie—the creatures in it are even called kaiju, after the Japanese giant-monster genre.