Godzilla: The Showa Era Blu-Ray Collection Surfaces Online
With the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, fans of the kaiju king have yet another film to enjoy. Turns out, there may be an opportunity to enjoy over 1300 minutes of Godzilla action with a Blu-ray collection that appeared on Target’s website. It’s titled Godzilla: The Showa Era. As reported by comicbook.com, a dedicated fan (@RagoneAugust) found the posting from Target and shared it via Twitter. We still don’t have an official release date for collection. But since Legendary Pictures released King of the Monsters in May, it is likely to be very soon.
What Is the Showa Era?
The Showa Era refers to the period of time in Japanese history during the reign of Emperor Hirohito, between 1929 and 1989. In regard to Godzilla, it refers to the “second version” of the kaiju king, which appeared first in Godzilla Raids Again. After that first appearance, Godzilla appeared in 14 movies and a short-lived television series.
During this period, computer-generated graphics were brand new. Godzilla and the other monsters came to the screen via actors in prosthetics and costumes. Despite this, fans adore these films. This Blu-ray collection is sure to sell well among them.
Which Movies Will Be Included?
No one has confirmed exactly which movies will appear in The Showa Era collection. However, if they follow The Showa Era exactly, these are the films that should be included:
-Godzilla Raids Again
-King Kong vs. Godzilla
-Mothra vs. Godzilla
-Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
-Invasion of Astro-Monster
-Son of Godzilla
-Destroy All Monsters
-All Monsters Attack
-Godzilla vs. Hedorah
-Godzilla vs. Gigan
-Godzilla vs. Megalon
-Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
-Terror of Mechagodzilla
That guy sure has a lot of enemies.
Currently, the collection is going for $149.99. Check out the listing to find out more. And let us know: are you excited for The Showa Era collection?[Editor’s note: looks like the listing might have been removed by Target, so I am unable to link it for you, but I’m sure it’ll be back.]