Godzilla (Gojira)

Godzilla (Gojira)
  • 1954
  • Japan
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ishirô Honda
  • Cast: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

The granddaddy of monster movies depicts the fears of a nation still reeling from nuclear attack.

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Proud & The Nomad bring the tastes and energy of Japan to London with new Pop-up Japan! Whether you want to connect with traditional culture, sample new, fresh flavours or experience a neon-lit night to remember, Proud has a corner of vibrant Japan to enthral every visitor. Embrace the contemporary sounds, tastes and vibrant street-life of Japan this March and venture down the blossom-lined paths of Regent's Canal to Proud East. With hands-on workshops, eclectic cinema and the delicate tastes of Japanese fine cuisine, Proud's pop-up fuses Tokyo's dynamic cultural hub with century old customs.

When a Japanese steamer sinks in flames after the sea seems to erupt, survivors talk of a legendary monster…Godzilla! The picture that started it all, returning to the big screen uncut and uncensored in a dazzling 60th anniversary restoration.

The special effects for this re-released 1954 film by Ishiro Honda may now look a bit creaky, but the storytelling is muscular and the post-nuclear parable it offers is passionate and fascinatingly ambiguous. A fishing vessel disappears in calm waters; an undersea volcano? No, this is the ancient sea monster Gojira, or Godzilla, reawakened from the sleep of millennia by radioactivity from the nuclear blast. Its mighty feet pound on the land like a slow drumbeat of death.

Please note: £10 ticket includes screening only & film will be silent with Wi-Fi headphones provided.

DOORS - 6:30pm, FILM - 7pm

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