FILMSaturday, April 1, 7 PM
Starting in 1995 with Gamera, the Guardian of the Universe, Shusuke Kaneko rebooted the Gamera tokusatsu series with a new trilogy starring the title flying giant turtle. The third film, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, which mixes ancient folktales about monsters asleep in mountains with modern fears about scientific horrors, is the best of the lot—one big reason being the monster-versus-monster battles created by effects supervisor Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla) intended to frighten and awe, not amuse with campy antics.
1999, 108 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko. With Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Ayako Fujitani.
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
Part of the 2017 Globus Film Series Beyond Godzilla: Alternative Futures & Fantasies in Japanese Cinema
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