Godzilla and Japanese Sci-Fi Return to TCM in June
Lineup Includes US Television Premiere of GOJIRA
Source: Turner Classic Movies
This June the cable station Turner Classic Movies will be airing a selection of Japanese sci-fi and horror films. The lineup features the US television premiere of the original Japanese version of GODZILLA (1954) as well as returning favorites like RODAN, THE H-MAN, THE MANSTER and HOUSE. Check the TCM website for their complete June 2012 schedule.
TCM Japanese Sc-Fi/FX Movie Schedule for June, 2012
Friday, June 15
8:00 PM EST- GOJIRA (Godzilla) (1954)
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. Director: Ishiro Honda. Cast: Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kochi, Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata.
BW-96 mins, Japanese with English subtitles.
9:40 PM EST- RODAN (1956/1957)
Miners uncover the nest of a giant pterodactyl. Director: Ishiro Honda. Cast: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata.
C-72 mins, TV-PG, CC.
11:00 PM EST- MOTHRA (1961/1961)
After singing twin maidens are kidnapped from a tropical island, a giant larva (and soon-to-be moth) travels to Japan to rescue them. Director: Ishiro Honda. Cast: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa, Emi Ito, Yumi Ito, Jerry Ito.
C-91 mins, TV-PG
1:00 AM EST- THE H-MAN (1958/1959)
Nuclear tests create a radioactive man who can turn people into slime. Director: Ishiro Honda. Cast: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata.
C-79 mins, TV-PG, CC.
2:30 AM EST- HAUSU (House) (1977)
A schoolgirl spends her summer vacation in a haunted house. Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi. Cast: Kimiko Ikegami, Eriko Tanaka, Kumiko Ohba.
C-88 mins, TV-MA, Japanese with English subtitles.
Thursday, June 28
9:30 AM EST- THE MANSTER (1958/1962)
A mad scientist turns a reporter into a two-headed killer. Director: George P. Breakston. Cast: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura, Jerry Ito.
BW-73 mins, TV-PG
5:45 PM EST- THE GREEN SLIME (1968/1969)
A mysterious fungus invades a space station and turns into monsters. Director: Kinji Fukasaku. Cast: Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi.
C-90 mins, TV-14