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Godzilla

Film/Video

Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd.
Godzilla
Ishiro Honda, 1954
Thu, July 21, 2011 7 PM
A pop culture icon, a metaphor for nuclear weapons, and one of the biggest film franchises in history, Godzilla was unleashed on Japanese audiences, and eventually the world, for the first time in this sci-fi monster classic.

Tonight we present the original, full-length Japanese version with all of the dark humor and antinuclear messages missing from the American version. (95 mins., 35mm)

Copresented by Ohio State's East Asian Studies Center.