A Peek Inside One of Our Biggest Collector’s Sets Ever

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Oct 24, 2019

A giant of monster-movie history, Godzilla has been delivering thrills, wreaking havoc, and unleashing deadly atomic breath since its big-screen debut more than six decades ago. Now the King of the Monsters is the subject of one of the most lavish collector’s sets we’ve ever produced—Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975—which also happens to be Criterion edition #1000! And there’s a whole lotta movie packed into this landmark release: fifteen classic kaiju films that established an international franchise, digitally restored and accompanied by a treasure trove of must-see supplemental features. The below trailer gives you just a taste of all the wild imagination and jaw-dropping special effects on display in this genre-defining series: 


And for an up-close look at what’s inside the set, including the brilliantly colored new illustrations in the deluxe hardcover book, press play below: