Thursday, November 3, 2011

Godzilla Tanjo!

On this date in 1954, a little movie entitled ゴジラ debuted on movie screens in Japan. "Gojira", of course, is better known as "Godzilla" in the West, and served as the launching pad for a true pop culture phenomenon - the Japanese monster movie.

I don't talk as much about Japanese sci-fi as I once did, but I never forget that OWARI was originally born in 1995 to celebrate that genre. It's been 57 years, and still Godzilla endures as an icon. Here's the trailer for ゴジラ - the very first glimpse audiences had of the monster that would shake the world. You can even watch it in HD if you like!

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