Don’t miss your chance to see SHIN GODZILLA in theaters!
King of the Monsters to Screen on Saturday October 22 in more than 200 Theaters; Select Locations Offering Screenings Daily thru October 27
FLOWER MOUND, TX – October 18, 2016. Godzilla, King of the Monsters, has taken over North America. The limited theatrical engagement of SHIN GODZILLA was scheduled to close tonight but in the wake of overwhelming fan response, Funimation Films announced that the movie will be extended due to popular demand. A special Saturday matinee screening of the film will take place on October 22 in more than 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, multiple national theater chains will be offering daily screenings of SHIN GODZILLA in select locations thru October 27. A complete list of locations for both this Saturday’s matinee as well as the new daily screenings is available via a theater locator on the official film website.
“We’re thrilled with the tremendous response to SHIN GODZILLA from the press, audiences and our theatrical partners,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “Fans have been asking and we’re pleased to confirm that the movie will extend its run with this Saturday’s matinee as well as more than a week of daily screening.”
SHIN GODZILLA hit the $1M mark at the box office in its first three days and has grossed more than $1.5M since opening on October 11. It is the 29th film produced by Toho Co., Ltd. in the iconic science fiction monster franchise and is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of “Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 “Attack on Titan” live action movies).
“We were confident that SHIN GODZILLA would be a hit with audiences and we’re excited to extend its theatrical run to keep up with fan demand,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “If you haven’t seen SHIN GODZILLA yet or want to catch an encore before it leaves theaters – now is the time.”
About Funimation Films Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation Entertainment, acquires both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans and distributes them throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” that same year. Funimation Films released “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” a year later and which became #9 highest-grossing anime movie in North America. Funimation Entertainment is a subsidiary of Group 1200 Media, a fully integrated, next-generation, independent entertainment studio based in Dallas. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
Kaijucast Change! This episode Kyle and Keith Foster talk about tokusatsu’s varied heroes.
For this episode, Keith Foster from Big Pimp Jones and Kodoja returns to the air waves. This time, we are talking about the “Super Seventies” – not the swinging sounds, but the swanky superheroes who captivated the youth of Japan.
At one point in the past year, we were discussing the rise in popularity of heroes from the small screen and the decline of Japanese cinema and we thought it would be fun to share some favorites from the 1970s. Keith’s picks were Kikaida (1972), Inazuman (1973) and Toei’s Spider-man (1978). I chose Spectreman (1971), Ike! Godman (1972) and Majin Hunter Mitsurugi (1973).
Hope you enjoy the discussion and if you are interested in seeing the video I shot at Toei’s Studio Park, that’s here. And you can check out The Vinyle Exam’s Spider-Man episode here.
1. EM20 Godzilla by Shiro Sagisu from Shin Godzilla (2016)
2. Opening Theme by Kunio Miyauchi from Spectreman (1971)
3. Go Go Kikaida by Michiaki Watanabe from Kikaida (1972)
4. Go! Godman by Yamashita Takeo from Ike! Godman (1972)
5. Fight Inazuman by Masato Shimon from Inazuman (1973)
6. Run! Through The Storm by Tsutomu Mizukami from Demon Hunter Mitsurugi (1973)
7. Spider-Man Theme by Yuki Hide from Spider-Man (1978)
8. Theme Shong by Masashi Tanaka from Ogon Bat (1967)
DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
Ohhhhh, man …really looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on Shin Godzilla. Don’t forget to have your thoughts, questions and reviews for this discussion turned in by October 24th to be included in the episode.
Bryan, Rachel and Kyle fend off attacks from Plesiosaurs & Rhamphorhynchi while watching Legend of Dinosaurs & Monster Birds (1977).
In this episode we check out a 1977 monster movie from Toei called Legend of Dinosaurs & Monster Birds, which is far more a Jaws ripoff than a kaiju film. This was a film that most of us were not really aware of until recently, and I can honestly say that even if you are a kaiju completionist, you could probably avoid this flick and we would never judge you. Regardless, there’s more for the episode than the discussion, we also had some news and catastrophic events – then there’s always music to play!
For anyone who wants to see what the “kaiju” in the “lake” at Toei Studio Movie Park looks like, here you go.
LEGENDS OF DINOSAURS AND MUSIC BIRDS:
1. Ultra Seven No Uta by the Garamones from Garamones (2016)
2. Main Titles by Masao Yagi from Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)
3. Legend of the Dinosaurs English Trailer
4. Escape From Nebula M Spacehunter by Daikaiju from Phase 2 (2010)
DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION FOR OCTOBER: This is not a drill, Toho’s newest giant monster movie is opening in North America next month and we expect a LOT of listeners to go see Shin Godzilla on the big screen and submit their thoughts questions and reviews for our discussion episode. If you would like to join in the fun, make sure to submit your review via our contact page before October 24th — and if you want to record an audio version of your “homework” just send us a link to download the file.
If you are going to opt for an audio submission, please make sure to follow these three rules:
1. Do not send a file that’s longer than three minutes.
2. Do not swear – the Kaijucast is a family friendly show, of course.
3. Try to have your talking points hammered out before you even start recording (that’s just general podcasting advice though).