In 1954, Ishirō Honda released Gojira. The movie centres on Godzilla, a gigantic reptile that is brought to life after being exposed to years of nuclear radiation and transforms into a terrifying atomic-fuelled monster. It was Toho Studio’s retort to The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, which came out the previous year. Gojira was Japan’s debut entry into the genre of nuclear-themed science fiction/horror films known to fans and nerds alike as creature features.
Honda’s movie was re-titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters after it was edited, dubbed into English, and sold to an American distributor.
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