We reported back in August that Criterion was prepping a Blu-ray release for the original Godzilla, but more information has now been released, including cover art and bonus features. According to Fangoria, Criterion will be releasing both Blu-ray and DVD editions of Godzilla on January 24th.

The new release will include the original Godzilla (1954) as well as the US version, titled Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Here are technical details and the list of bonus features:

-Both versions feature fresh high-definition digital restorations, presented at 1.37:1 (with uncompressed monoaural sound on the Blu-ray). 

-Audio commentary on both versions by kaiju historian David Kalat

-New interviews with actor Akira Takarada (Hideto Ogata), Godzilla performer Haruo Nakajima and FX technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai

-Interview with legendary GODZILLA score composer Akira Ifukube

-Featurette detailing GODZILLA’s photographic FX

-New interview with Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato

-“The Unluckiest Dragon,” an illustrated audio essay featuring historian Greg Pflugfelder describing the tragic fate of the fishing vessel Daigo fukuryu maru, a real-life event that inspired GODZILLA

-Theatrical trailers

-New and improved English subtitle translation

-Booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

-Retail price is $23.96 (DVD) and  $31.96 (Blu-ray)

Source: Fangoria