Not Held at Japan Society – Godzilla: The Uncut Japanese Original at Film Forum
Uncut, uncensored, and undubbed, the original “Monster of Mass Destruction” returns to the big screen like you’ve never seen him before, fully restored with 40 minutes of unseen footage and completely revised subtitles. Rialto Pictures is proud to present the first US theatrical release of GODZILLA: THE UNCUT JAPANESE ORIGINAL. See where it all began, with this influential classic starring character actor Takashi Shimura (“Ikiru,” “The Seven Samurai”) and featuring the classic special-effects work by effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya. The inspiration for scores of sequels and imitations, director Ishiro Honda’s nightmarish parable of nuclear destruction remains, in many ways, the most haunting of them all.
See it now at Film Forum, NY (www.filmforum.com; May 7-20, two weeks only; 212-727-8110), or visit Rialto Pictures online
(www.rialtopictures.com/godzilla.html) for further information on the film’s release schedule.
- May 7, 2004 – May 20, 2004