Pluto TV Now Has a 24-Hour Godzilla Channel

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Godzilla 2000 is one of the many titles that will be featured on Pluto TV's new Godzilla Channel

For a while now, there have been cool old Japanese kaiju (giant monster) movies, many featuring Godzilla and other monsters from within his universe, available on Pluto TV via some of their channels, like ShoutFactoryTV and TokoSHOUTsu.

But starting Saturday, July 1, 2023, there will be a 24-hour Pluto TV Godzilla Channel devoted to nothing but Godzilla and his friends/frenemies, like Mothra, Anguirus and Rodan, and his foes, like King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla.

image of the banner poster art for the announcement of Pluto TV's new 24-hour Godzilla Channel. Centered in the background of the image, but somewhat shaded with purplish-red across the background, is an image of Godzilla from the waist up, his arms raised and looking as if he is roaring. Behind him, we can just get a glimpse of part of the head and a wing of Mothra, the gigantic, butterfly-like creature.

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The announcement for the channel that was made by Pluto TV and Toho International featured this description:

The King of the Monsters has made landfall on Pluto TV! Emerging in 1954, Godzilla has become a global icon and symbol that has transcended time and pop culture. After debuting as a terror that descended upon Tokyo, Godzilla has fought numerous foes and gained new allies over several distinct eras. While each film stands alone in its own moment in time, the evolution of Godzilla followed advancements and film and technology along with cultural trends, yet always staying rooted in the origins from 1954. Today, fans can celebrate one of the world’s most renowned entertainment characters with Godzilla channel collection and experience their favorite movie moments from the never-ending clash between kaiju and humankind. 

Over 30 films will be featured on the channel, from across many eras representing Godzilla’s first 50 years of movie stardom, from 1954’s original Gojira up to 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.

a black-and-white image from the 1954 Japanese movie "Gojira" ("Godzilla"). Godzilla is on the left left of the photo, heading toward the right and about to knock down power lines stretched across his path as he walks between two electrical towers. Fire blazes in the background from other devastation.

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Godzilla during his original rampage, in 1954


Among these movies are fan-favorites that have been largely unavailable for U.S. fans to stream or buy for years now, like Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) and Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989).

And, yes, Godzilla Channel’s collection is so thorough it will even include the much-maligned 1998 American remake, as well as the 1998-2000 animated series it inspired.

It is a good list, but I did notice one notable omission: the original King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963). It’s unclear yet if or when that title will make it to Godzilla Channel at some point, or if the channel will eventually also get Shin Godzilla (2016), the most recently released Toho Godzilla production (the studio is working on a new one set for release in Japan later this year).

Still, Godzilla Channel is a dream come true for fans of the iconic movie monster.

Pluto TV’s Godzilla Channel — Titles Available At Launch (Saturday, July 1, 2023)

Gojira (1954)

Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) (reedited American version of Gojira, with new scenes featuring Raymond Burr)

Mothra (1961)

Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (aka Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster) (1966)

Son of Godzilla (1967)

Destroy All Monsters (1968)

All Monsters Attack (aka Godzilla’s Revenge) (1969)

Godzilla vs. Hedorah (aka Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster) (1971)

Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

The Return of Godzilla/Godzilla 1985 (1984/1985)

Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 (1993)

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997)

Godzilla (1998)

Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998)

Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)

Godzilla 2000 (1999/2000)

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004, pictured below)

a scene from the 2004 movie "Godzilla: Final Wars." It depicts the dinosaur-like monster Godzilla a bit far off in the background, approaching toward the front of the photo, walking through a devastated city still smoldering and smoking in the night.

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