Godzilla (ゴジラ)
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Godzilla (ゴジラ)
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© 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Experience the menace of the original Godzilla in cinemas!


The residents of Odo Island believe that an ancient sea creature called ‘Godzilla’ resides in their waters. After Japanese freight ships are destroyed and the island is ravaged by an unseen force, the government sends palaeontologist Yamane to investigate. What they discover is a monstrous abomination: a prehistoric animal that has evolved due to nuclear radiation. And what they don’t know is it’s headed straight for Tokyo!

Godzilla is a thrilling spectacle which has risen to cult status over the years. Yet, beneath its sci-fi overtones is a humane narrative which reflects the social atmosphere of post-war Japan. Made not long after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film makes a fearful statement on the impact of nuclear weaponry upon the land and all life forms.

Witness the legendary king of kaiju in this digitally restored version of the original, Japanese Godzilla from 1954. This digitally remastered version is screening in Sydney and Melbourne for the first time, one night only.

Year: 1954
Length: 97 mins
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 12+
In Japanese with English subtitles.



  • Director
    Ishiro Honda/
  • Producers
    Tomoyuki Tanaka/
  • Screenplay
    Ishiro Honda/ Takeo Murata/
  • Original Story
    Shigeru Kayama/
  • Music
    Akira Ikufube/
  • Cast
    Akira Takarada/ Momoko Kochi/ Akihiro Hirata/ Takashi Shimura/ Fuyuki Murakami/
  • Godzilla Performance
    Haruo Nakajima/ Katsumi Tezuka/