Godzilla vs. Hedorah



Godzilla fights pollution in the form of living sludge found by a scientist (Akira Yamauchi) and his son (Toshie Kimura). Presented in Japanese with English subtitles

Curator's note: Already the 11th film in the Godzilla franchise, Banno tries to mix things up with an eco-critical theme and flights of animation. This was from the kids' Gozilla era, so it may not be horrifying; however, it's immensely pleasurable.
PG | 1h 25m | 1971 | Part of the U-M Center for Japanese Studies Winter 2024 Film Series