GMK and BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE at the Egyptian Theatre
Toho Sci-Fi Double Feature in Hollywood on July 30
Source: American Cinematheque
Special Thanks to Chris D
Toho returns to Hollywood, CA this month with a great sci-fi double feature at the Egyptian Theatre.
The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028. Ticket prices to the theater are $10.00 general, $8.00 students and seniors, and $7.00 for American Cinematheque members. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office, and by using Fandango.com. Complete ordering instructions, parking info, and directions are available on the Egyptian Theatre website.
Thursday, July 30 – 7:30 PM
Giant Monsters and Japanese Sci-Fi Night!
GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (Gojira, Mosura, Kingughidora: Daikaiju Soshingeki, 2001) Directed by Shusuke Kaneko, Special Effects by Makoto Kamiya, Starring Chiharu Niiyama, Ryudo Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shiro Sano, Hideo Amamoto, Mizuho Yoshida, Rie Ota, and Akira Ohashi- After 50 years, Godzilla returns as a terrifying specter of war bent on destroying Japan as vengeance for the restless souls of World War II victims. Standing in his way are the Sacred Guardian Beasts Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Baragon… but are they any match for the true King of the Monsters?
With GMK, director Shusuke Kaneko (1990s GAMERA trilogy, DEATH NOTE) delivered the biggest critical and commercial success of the third cycle of Godzilla films (1999-2004), a movie that was internationally hailed as one of the best since Godzilla’s heyday in the 1960’s. As with the original GODZILLA, GMK focuses on current issues in Japan… in this case the denial over the country’s actions during WWII. Kaneko brings Godzilla back to his roots, and the devastating affects of the monster’s attacks are clearly shown for the first time in many years. Sony Repertory. 105 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles.
BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (Uchu Daisenso, 1959) Directed by Ishiro Honda, Special Effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, Starring Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda, Harold Conway, and Yoshio Tsuchiya- Nations of the world unite against a massive alien force, doing spaceship and raygun battle in space and on the moon to thwart the invaders’ onslaught.
The creative team behind the original GODZILLA (Gojira, 1954)— producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, director Ishiro Honda, FX director Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube— reunited for this classic space adventure from the “Golden Age” of Toho. Sony Repertory, 90 minutes. English dubbed version.