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Behold the monster bonanza trailer for Criterion’s Godzilla box set

The ‘granddaddy of all movie monsters’ gets the royal treatment

Every month, the boutique, home-video distribution company Criterion stirs up movie aficionados with a handful of new titles it plans to release, but arguably no announcement has excited film fans more than its 1000th: a Blu-ray collector’s set of every Godzilla film from Japan’s Shōwa era (1954-1975).

The box set, which arrives on Oct. 29, has just received its official trailer, premiering exclusively on Polygon, which should only serve to send the already high hype level shooting through the roof. The 15 films included are gathered together for the first time, and come along with audio commentaries, audio essays, new translations, and a deluxe hardcover book full of notes on the films, new illustrations, and new and archival interviews with the cast and crew involved — and much more.

The included films are: Godzilla (1954), Godzilla Raids Again (1955), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), All Monsters Attack (1969), Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971), Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975).

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