SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Thai Info, Trailers and High-Res Pics from Sahamongkolfilm
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
SciFi Japan continues our coverage of SHIN GODZILLA’s (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira) worldwide run with information, images and trailers for the movie’s release in Thailand courtesy of Sahamongkolfilm International Co. Ltd., the country’s top film distributor.
“We think that Godzilla is one of the famous Japanese characters Thai people know very well,” Panu Aree, Sahamongkolfilm’s Director of Acquisitions, told SFJ. “So when this project was announced, we were very excited. And we believed from the start that this was going to be special. And when we later saw the footage, we said to ourselves that we could not lose it. That’s why we decided to license this movie.”
SHIN GODZILLA is being distributed through the company’s Mongkol Cinema division. Aree explained that, “Mongkol Cinema is our distribution arm for Asian movies, while Mongkol Major is our distribution arm for Hollywood films and Non-Asian films. Sahamongkolfilm is our main company which also covers the productions of our Thai movies.”
The film opened in Thailand on September 8th and is being shown on approximately 70-80 screens. Ticket buyers can choose between a Thai dubbed version and the original Japanese audio soundtrack with Thai/English subtitles.
SHIN GODZILLA (ก๊อดซิลล่า, Ḱxdsill̀ā)
Thai Release Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Languages: Japanese (English, Thai Subtitles), Thai
Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Satomi Ishihara, Yutaka Takenouchi
Writer/Director: Hideaki Anno
Co-Director/VFX Director: Shinji Higuchi
Associate Director/VFX Creative Director: Katsuro Onoue
Production: Toho Co., Ltd.
Distributor: Mongkol Cinema (Sahamongkolfilm)
© 2016 TOHO CO., LTD.
About Sahamongkolfilm International Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1970, Sahamongkolfilm International Co., Ltd. is considered the leading film distribution and production company in Thailand. With 12-15 movies produced yearly, they are the largest Thai Production studio. The renowned titles under Sahamongkolfilm’s label include Tony Jaa’s ONG BAK, TOM YUM GOONG, and TOM YUM GOONG 2. In terms of acquisitions, Sahamongkolfilm acquires various kinds of international movies from blockbusters like the LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, THE HUNGER GAMES, NOW YOU SEE ME 1&2, POINT BREAK and GODS OF EGYPT. They also acquire Art House favorite like UNTOUCHABLES, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, LIKE FATHER LIKE SON, THE LOBSTER and SON OF SAUL.
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 annually 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
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Information and High-Res Photos from CatchPlay (Taiwan)
- SHIN GODZILLA North American Theatrical Release News from Funimation Films
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Info, Trailer and High-Res Photos from TGV Pictures (Malaysia)
- SHIN GODZILLA Advance Tickets for North America On Sale Now