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Original 'Godzilla' to Make Uncut Debut in U.S.

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Original 'Godzilla' to Make Uncut Debut in U.S.

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Original 'Godzilla' to Make Uncut Debut in U.S.

Original 'Godzilla' to Make Uncut Debut in U.S.

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An uncut version of the 1954 Japanese sci-fi movie Godzilla is finally premiering in U.S. theaters. The original film was in part a meditation on the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But its American distributors, who wanted to emphasize the film's monster-movie aspects, cut out 40 minutes and added new scenes starring American actor Raymond Burr. David D'Arcy reports.

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