Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Godzilla, King of the Monsters ★★½ Gojira 1956
An underwater prehistoric reptile emerges from the depths to terrorize Tokyo after he has been awakened by atomic testing. Burr's scenes are intercut in the American version, where he serves as a narrator telling the monster's tale in flashbacks. Ridiculously primitive special effects even in its own day. One of the first post-WWII Japanese films to break through commercially in the U.S. 80m/B VHS, DVD . JP Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kochi, Sachio Sakai, Fuyuki Murakami, Ren Yamamoto; D: Inoshiro Honda, Terry Morse; W: Inoshiro Honda, Takeo Murata; C: Masao Tamai, Guy Roe; M: Akira Ifukube.