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International Title
Godzilla
Japanese Title
 ゴジラ
 [Gojira]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1954
  Time: 96 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Godzilla, King of the Monsters
US Distributor: Trans World (1956) Time: 80 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Godzilla: Monster of the Sea [Sweden]
Japan: Under the Terror of the Monster [Spain]
The Monster of the Pacific Ocean [Portugal]

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Details
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Staff
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Ishiro Honda, Shigeru Kayama, Takeo Murata
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Masao Tamai
Film Editing by Yasunobu Taira
Production Design by Satoshi Chuko, Takeo Kita
Assistant Director Koji Kajita
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Cast
Hideto Ogata Akira Takarada
Emiko Yamane Momoko Kochi
Daisuke Serizawa, Doctor Akihiko Hirata
Kyohei Yamane, Doctor Takashi Shimura
Tabata, Doctor Fuyuki Murakami
Hagiwara, Reporter Sachio Sakai
President of Nankai Shipping Company Toranosuke Ogawa
Masaji, Fisherman Ren Yamamoto
Chairman of Diet Committee Miki Hayashi
Chief of Emergency Headquarters Takeo Oikawa
Oyama Seijiro Onda
Shinkichi's Mother Tsuruko Mano
Shinkichi Toyoaki Suzuki
Gisaku Kokuten Kodo
Ozawa Kin Sugai
Reporter Tadashi Okabe
Radio Operator Ren Imaizumi
Power Substation Engineer Junpei Natsuki
Man Aboard Ship Kenji Sahara
Hagiwara's Editor Katsumi Tezuka
Newspaperman Haruo Nakajima
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Godzilla Oxygen Destroyer, M24 Chaffee Tank, F86F Saber Jet, 155mm Howitzer M1

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Box Office

Release Date: November 3rd, 1954 (Japan)
Budget: ¥64,000,000 / $900,000 (Rough Figure)
Marketing: ¥37,000,000 / $600,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)
Attendance: 9,610,000 (Japan)
Total: ¥152,000,000 / $2,250,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: April 27th, 1956 (US)
Lease: $25,000 (From Toho in 1956)
Initial Total: $2,000,000 (US, Rough Figure)
Release Date: May 7th, 2004 (US, Re-Issue)
Opening Weekend: $38,030 (US, Re-Issue, 2 Theaters)
Re-Issue Total: $412,520 (US)


DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Godzilla, King of the Monsters Simitar (1998)
Region 1 Godzilla, King of the Monsters Classic Media (2002)
Region 1 Gojira - Godzilla Classic Media (2006)
Region 1 Godzilla Criterion (2012)
Region 2 Godzilla Toho (2001)
Region 2 Godzilla Bfi (2006)
Region 4 Godzilla: 50th Anniversary Edition Madman (2004)
Blu-Ray Godzilla Toho (2009)
Blu-Ray Gojira - Godzilla Classic Media (2009)
Blu-Ray Godzilla Criterion (2011)

CD Soundtracks

Godzilla + Rodan
(TYCY-10047)
Compilations



Concept Art

Reviews
Miles Imhoff [Trans World]
January 18, 2006
J.L. Carrozza
June 17, 2009