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King of the Monsters! "Godzilla" (1954), a film by Ishirô Honda

Posted by Theia - Tuesday, September 04th, 2012

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«Godzilla» (also known as "Godzilla, King of the Monsters!", "Gojira") is a film directed by Ishirô Honda, and written by Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama, and Takeo Murata, released on April 27 of 1956 in the USA , starring Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Fuyuki Murakami and Sachio Sakai.

Storyline:
When a Japanese fishing boat is attacked by a flash of light near Odo Island, another ship is sent to investigate only to meet the same fate, with only a few surviving. On Odo Island, a village elder blames their poor fishing on a sea monster known as "Godzilla" and recalls that in earlier times native girls were sacrificed to appease the giant sea monster. Word gets out and a helicopter arrives on the island with curious, but skeptical, reporters. Frightened natives perform a night-time ceremony to keep the monster away. However, that night, while the natives sleep, a storm arrives and something else comes with it, bringing death and destruction. And a boy sees the cause during the midst of the destruction.

The next day, witnesses arrive in Tokyo. Archeologist Kyohei Yamane suggests that investigators be sent to the island. On arrival, Yamane finds giant radioactive footprints, and a trilobite. When an alarm sounds, the villagers arm themselves with sticks and various weapons [...]

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