The Best of Godzilla 1954-1975

Best of Godzilla


This two-decade compilation showcases highlights from 15 Godzilla movies. It's easy to forget with the image of those intentionally cheesy mid-'80s guy-in-a-lizard-suit movies so prevalent, that the original 1954 Godzilla, dealing with the spectre of nuclear war a mere nine years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is a very dark movie. The tracks from that era remind me rather surprisingly of Clint Mansell's great Requiem for a Dream score. Another undisputed highlight: the tiny twins' Mothra summoning song. Great for that next mix cd!