Sixty-five years ago, in 1954, the world of pop culture would change forever when a kaiju named as a portmanteau of the Japanese words “gorilla” and “whale” would emerge from the water for the first time. We are, of course, talking about Godzilla and his eponymous first movie. In the two decades that followed the release of the original there would be an additional 14 sequels released. The experts at Criterion had bundled all fifteen films from the era together in a new box set, the first of its kind, dubbed Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975. The collection also includes an exclusive art book, an impressive collection of bonus features loaded on the Blu-ray discs and all new covers from Chris Wisnia. From Godzilla in 1954 all the way to Terror of Mechagodzilla in 1975 and the thirteen films that came between, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 covers all the massive monster protector’s greatest hits. Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 will be released Oct 29, 2019.