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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Gman2887 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Specium Ray wrote:
lhb412 wrote:I wonder if the unprecedented success of Shin might impede the developement of further movies? I mean, they might have to deal with popular critical and fan pressure to wait until Anno is available again, to direct or at least have some participation.


I'm sure Shinji Higuchi is available.


I read a comment from one fan that he's moved on to a new project as well. Haven't bothered to research yet.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:30 pm

I thought it would have been cool to do a fresh story but considering how successful Shin was I figured Toho wouldn't just walk away from it.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby jellydonut25 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:02 pm

Specium Ray wrote:
lhb412 wrote:I wonder if the unprecedented success of Shin might impede the developement of further movies? I mean, they might have to deal with popular critical and fan pressure to wait until Anno is available again, to direct or at least have some participation.


I'm sure Shinji Higuchi is available.

Shinji Higuchi is not a good director.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Ultra T-Rex » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:34 pm

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Specium Ray wrote:
lhb412 wrote:I wonder if the unprecedented success of Shin might impede the developement of further movies? I mean, they might have to deal with popular critical and fan pressure to wait until Anno is available again, to direct or at least have some participation.


I'm sure Shinji Higuchi is available.

Shinji Higuchi is not a good director.

Yeah. By all means keep him on as special effects director, but whether or not this is a sequel to Shin or something else, get someone else to direct.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby lhb412 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:52 pm

Yeah, I'd like to keep Higuchi on effects (and away from the director's chair) if possible.

I think I've already mentioned my preferred lineup of possible directors: Kaneko, Sion Sono (fat chance), or Takashi Miike (who probably already has half a dozen films booked). I also wouldn't be surprised if Takashi Yamasaki, who it seems built a rep as the 'live action blockbuster with special effects' guy in the last decade, would be offered the job.

Of course, if Toho and Polygon have success with the Godzilla anime they potentially have a backup series to keep Godzilla in the forefront of pop culture and can afford to take their time with the live action followup.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby kiryugoji04 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:04 am

I don't want a Sion Sono Godzilla film so much as I want Sion Sono and Kiyotaka Taguchi to team up again and make half a dozen kaiju films of any sort. Now. Yesterday. Please.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Ultra T-Rex » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:11 pm

lhb412 wrote:Yeah, I'd like to keep Higuchi on effects (and away from the director's chair) if possible.

I think I've already mentioned my preferred lineup of possible directors: Kaneko, Sion Sono (fat chance), or Takashi Miike (who probably already has half a dozen films booked). I also wouldn't be surprised if Takashi Yamasaki, who it seems built a rep as the 'live action blockbuster with special effects' guy in the last decade, would be offered the job.

I would love for Kaneko to get another shot at Godzilla. Shinya Tsukamoto is also high on my list, I think that could be fascinating.

Of course, if Toho and Polygon have success with the Godzilla anime they potentially have a backup series to keep Godzilla in the forefront of pop culture and can afford to take their time with the live action followup.

With how the animated film kind of came out of nowhere, that makes me wonder if they have anything lined up for next year we don't yet know about? Probably not, but it's a fun thought.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Mac » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:40 pm

When you watch Shin Godzilla, you come out thinking Toho will be more susceptible to an auteur's touch in the future, but then you read the behind-the-scenes stuff, and realize that was nearly all by accident. Hard to gauge what direction Toho will go with because of that. However, I can't just see them doing another reboot after Shin Godzilla. It was too successful.

Between Anno and Urobuchi, Toho is going with people who have clear creative visions. With that said, Takashi Miike isn't going to make a Godzilla movie. He was one of the guys in the running for GFW (if I remember correctly), and despite being at the peak of his creative powers, Toho went with Kitamura. He's become much more of a journeyman director since then. He doesn't write his own scripts. Also, I can't imagine they'd give such a large project to Sion Sono, besides, he's already made a kaiju film.

Of all possible choices, I like Shinya Tsukamoto the best. He made it clear that he has an idea or direction for a sequel, and he's a legitimate talent. I would also like to see Kaneko return too, if only for old time's sake, but I just don't think it's super likely.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby klen7 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:59 am

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/g ... rds-982922

Big wins for Shin Godzilla. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.... etc etc
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby lhb412 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:20 am

Jeez. Who would've thought in their wildest dreams that this would happen?
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby klen7 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:23 am

After the trailer i was mega pumped on the cinematography, which was one of the things i thought was absolutely wonderful about the film. Glad to see it get recognized.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Gwangi » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:09 pm

klen7 wrote:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/godzilla-resurgence-wins-big-at-40th-japan-academy-prize-awards-982922

Big wins for Shin Godzilla. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.... etc etc


One would think this was another envelope flub, and that "Moonlight" actually won it! :mrgreen: But yeah, as much as this fandom had mixed feelings regarding this movie, it is still quite an achievement.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:42 pm

klen7 wrote:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/godzilla-resurgence-wins-big-at-40th-japan-academy-prize-awards-982922

Big wins for Shin Godzilla. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.... etc etc

'Shin Godzilla' Wins Big at 40th Japanese Academy Awards
Gavin J. Blair wrote:Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) was the big winner, with seven victories, at the 40th Japan Academy Prize awards on Friday, beating out Makoto Shinkai's anime Your Name, which took three awards.

Godzilla Resurgence won best picture, while Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi jointly took the best director award for their work together on the Toho reboot of the iconic monster franchise.


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Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi's Shin Godzilla film also wins 7 awards
Anno and Higuchi's live-action Shin Godzilla film won Picture of the Year, and the Anno and Higuchi won Director of the Year.

Shin Godzilla also won Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography (Kōsuke Yamada),
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction (Takayuki Kawabe),
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction (Yuji Hayashida, Eri Sakushima),
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording (Jun Nakamura, Haru Yamada),
and Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing (Hideaki Anno, Atsuki Sato).

Additionally, the film was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Hiroki Hasegawa) and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Satomi Ishihara and Mikako Ichikawa).
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby GFan » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:58 pm

So glad to see SHIN GODZILLA get major recognition like this! :mrgreen:
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Gman2887 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:40 pm

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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Dai » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:14 am



Interesting article, but definitely belongs in the spoiler thread. I had to stop part way as it was going into a complete synopsis of Shin Godzilla.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Gman2887 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:27 am

Dai wrote:Interesting article, but definitely belongs in the spoiler thread. I had to stop part way as it was going into a complete synopsis of Shin Godzilla.


Done.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Dai » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Good news for anyone in Germany. The film will be showing "nationwide in selected cinemas", 4th - 7th May.

German trailer:
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 pm

Well, the Japanese DVD/Blu-Ray release was today... err, tomorrow. I mean; it's already tomorrow in Japan.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby lhb412 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:02 am

Seems a tad silly to have separate spoiler and non-spoiler threads this far into a film's release, but considering the film's limited release I understand it... between Funimation's release and the airline version of the movie circulating online I wonder if there's anyone who visits this board who hasn't seen it yet?
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Dai » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:42 pm

lhb412 wrote:between Funimation's release and the airline version of the movie circulating online I wonder if there's anyone who visits this board who hasn't seen it yet?


That would be me, and probably most of the population of Europe. The UK "release" of this movie to date has consisted of one weekday screening at a horror movie festival in Scotland.

I'm normally staunchly against piracy, but after the agonising eight-months-and-counting wait I'll admit I've been tempted to track it down by alternative means, but I don't want to watch a hacked down version of the movie or get stung with a bunch of viruses. So the wait continues.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:36 pm

We'll wait until a blu-ray release stateside to merge the threads. I know that probably won't help our UK peeps, but it feels the most 'fair' thing to do, I guess.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Deathless » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:47 am

jellydonut25 wrote:We'll wait until a blu-ray release stateside


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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby Dai » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:17 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:We'll wait until a blu-ray release stateside to merge the threads. I know that probably won't help our UK peeps, but it feels the most 'fair' thing to do, I guess.


I would suggest waiting until both the American Funimation and Australian Madman releases are out, since those are likely to appear first. There are only three blu-ray zones, so having one release in zone A (Funimation) and one in zone B (Madman) essentially caters to two thirds of the world. Of course, if either of those releases is zone-free (as many blu-rays are) the point becomes moot. I don't know what Funimation's track record is on that.

Hopefully it shouldn't be an issue for me personally, since I have a multi-zone blu-ray player and my PC's blu-ray drive is set to zone A, but not everyone will have those options.
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Re: Shin Godzilla NON-SPOILER news and info

Postby lhb412 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Mama Mia! Shin Godzilla is coming to Italy!

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http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2017 ... -in-italy/

Can't decide if I love or don't like this poster. If you think of the rather shoddy reputation Godzilla sequels have been saddled with over the years then the poster could be interpreted as insulting, but just taking the film on it's own it has a ton of humor and Godzilla himself is horrific, making the poster nicely ironic.
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