Essential Cinema: Monsters from the Id: Cold War Sci-fi and Horror


Directed by Terry O. Morse/Ishiro Honda

Japan/USA, 1956, 1h 20min, DCP, In Japanese with English Subtitles.

Essential Cinema  Monsters from the Id: Cold War Sci-fi and Horror

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752


General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

“The original, a disaster movie and cautionary tale, feels like a different animal, or monster, altogether.”
—The New York Times

“Godzilla is pop culture’s grandest symbol of nuclear apocalypse”
—Entertainment Weekly

Note that we will show both versions of this film: the original Japanese cut with subtitles for all shows but the Saturday afternoon one, and the very different, re-edited, English-language version on Saturday afternoon at 4:45pm.

This is the big one. Before Gojira became a kids movie franchise, it presented the giant reptilian monster as a totem of nuclear war’s mighty power. Very different in tone and quite powerful.

Godzilla Eats A Commuter Train

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