Original Japanese 'Godzilla' Gets U.S. Debut on April 12
The original Japanese version of "Godzilla" is heading to U.S. theaters to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The vintage film will debut April 12 at the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, followed by a national release beginning at New York's Film Forum which runs from April 18-24.
The film was first released in the country in 1956 as "Godzilla: King of the Monsters". It's an atrociously cut, dubbed and re-edited version that inserted American actor Raymond Burr into the action. Only an hour was used of the original's 98 minute running time.
Directed by Ishiro Honda, the original, uncut version has an all-Japanese cast including Takashi Shimura, who the very same year appeared as leader of the Seven Samurai. The monster story has since spawned numerous sequels and remakes.
The latest reboot is a film directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe, it is due to make its way out Stateside on May 16 this year.
- Watch Barden Bellas Dance in 'Pitch Perfect 3' Behind-the-Scenes Video
- James Marsden Is Under Consideration to Join 'Green Lantern Corps' as Hal Jordan
- Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
- The Weeknd Reunites With Selena Gomez at a Club After Running Into Ex Bella Hadid
- 'The Lost City of Z' Gets New International Trailer
- Peter Dinklage's New Red Hair May Hint at His 'Avengers: Infinity War' Role
- Future Enjoys Lavish Getaway in Dubai in New Video for 'Poppin' Tags'
- James Cameron and 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller Team Up for New 'Terminator' Movie