Godzilla: The Japanese Original

Film/Video
Godzilla

Godzilla

Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd

Godzilla

Godzilla

Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd

Godzilla

Godzilla

Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd

Godzilla

Godzilla

Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd

GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL Trailer

Godzilla: The Japanese Original

(Ishiro Honda, 1954)

New Restoration

A Summer Abroad '14

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshima. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations.

Thu, July 17, 2014 7 PM

A pop culture icon, a metaphor for nuclear weapons, and one of the biggest (and perpetually revived) film franchises in history, Godzilla was unleashed on Japanese audiences, and eventually the world, for the first time in this sci-fi classic. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, we’re presenting the full-length original Japanese film with all of the dark humor and antinuclear messages missing from the American version. (95 mins., DCP)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)