Sixty-five years after the release of Godzilla, nothing has withered the impact or influence of this atomic-fuelled Japanese masterpiece. Conceived as a direct response to King Kong, which enjoyed a successful reissue in 1952, director Ishiro Honda delivered an unstoppable behemoth, born from the ashes of a nuclear holocaust, that clawed at the scars of a nation still reeling from the fallout of the second world war.
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