The original and greatest monster movie features a long-dormant beast roused to life by the atom bomb.
© 1954 Toho Co Ltd. All rights reserved
Dir Ishirô Honda
With Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada
In Japanese cinema’s first foray into big-budget science fiction, Ishirô Honda unleashed the definitive monster movie with his tale of a long-dormant beast roused by the atom bomb. The film would spawn countless sequels and become a fixture of popular culture, but Honda’s original stands proud as both a thrilling entertainment and a fierce critique of the atomic age.