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Courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Restored 35mm print—
Japanese version! Ishiro Honda, 1954


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, Apr 1, 2005 9:15 PM
Sat, Apr 2, 2005 9:15 PM

"A daring attempt to fashion a terrible poetry from the mind-melting horror of atomic warfare."—Village Voice

See the original Japanese version of this science-fiction classic.
A major hit upon its initial release, Godzilla has spawned sequels, remakes, cartoons, and a new film genre: the kaiju eiga, or Japanese monster movie. Now, for the first time since it appeared in a Japanese-language theater in Los Angeles fifty years ago, the original Japanese version of this science-fiction classic is being rereleased in the United States with its comic relief and strong anti-bomb message intact. Starring Takashi Shimura (Seven Samurai, Ikiru), and Haruo Nakajima in a 200-pound Godzilla suit. (98 mins.)

support credits

Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.