The Criterion Collection has been releasing deluxe home video edition of films for 35 years, and they've just announced a monster of a box set as the company's 1000th title. Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 collects all 15 Godzilla films from Japan's Showa era:

  • Godzilla (1954)
  • Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)
  • Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
  • Son of Godzilla (1967)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  • All Monsters Attack (1969)
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

All 15 films feature new, high-definition digital transfers, and are accompanied by "a slew of supplemental material that brings the King of the Monsters to life in a giant deluxe hardcover book, with new essays and newly commissioned illustrations from sixteen artists; new and archival interviews with cast and crew members; and much, much more!" The Godzilla box is out October 29 and you can pre-order now. Check out the trailer and an exploded view of pic of the box set below.

Meanwhile, Barnes & Noble's annual 50% Off Criterion sale is currently underway and it's good for anything in stock. The sale runs through August 4.


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