SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Information and High-Res Photos from CatchPlay (Taiwan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
ScFi Japan is pleased to share another international exclusive for Toho’s SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016). Distributor CatchPlay has provided some details on the film’s release in Taiwan, along with some images — some new, some previously available — in larger sizes and higher quality than have been seen before.
Taiwan was the first market outside Japan to screen SHIN GODZILLA; opening the film on August 12, just two weeks after its Japanese release. The movie is being shown in Japanese with Chinese subtitles.
SHIN GODZILLA has done moderately well at the box office with an opening weekend take of New Taiwan Dollar $1.71 million (approximately $53,855 US) and a 6th place ranking. In its first 12 days of release, the movie has earned NTD $8.39 million (approximately $264,235 US).
SHIN GODZILLA (正宗哥吉拉, Zhèngzong Gejíla)
Taiwan Release Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Language: Japanese (Chinese Subtitles)
Rando Yaguchi: Hiroki Hasegawa
Hideki Akasaka: Yutaka Takenouchi
Kayoko Ann Patterson: Satomi Ishihara
Yusuke Shimura: Kengo Kora
Tatsuhiko Yasuda: Issei Takahashi
Hiromi Ogashira: Mikako Ichikawa
Writer/Director: Hideaki Anno
Co-Director/VFX Director: Shinji Higuchi
Associate Director/VFX Creative Director: Katsuro Onoue
Production: Toho Co., Ltd.
© 2016 TOHO CO., LTD.
About CatchPlay Inc.
CatchPlay Inc. is one of the leading distributors for Hollywood and international films in Taiwan. The total number and diversity of titles released have been unmatched by any competitors in the market for many consecutive years. In addition, CatchPlay is the only film distributor in Taiwan operating its own digital content delivery platform. It’s widely connected partnerships with telcos, cable operators, device manufacturers, TV stations and DVD channels make it a true and possibly the most aggressive all-rights distributor in Taiwan.
About Toho Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-nine Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan for twelve consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.
For more information on SHIN GODZILLA/GODZILLA RESURGENCE, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: More Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- Exclusive! Funimation Licenses GODZILLA RESURGENCE
- SHIN GODZILLA Press Release from Funimation Films
- Toho’s SHIN GODZILLA International Sales Materials
- SHIN GODZILLA: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Golden Village Pictures
- Funimation Films Promo Materials