The Castro Theatre in San Francisco was the place to be November 17-23, 2004, in honor of Godzilla's 50th birthday The best Godzilla Film Fest we have known about took place there. This is the 16 page program book from the event sponsored by Bay Area Film Events which showed 20 Godzilla or Kaiju Films.
The special guests were great:Russ Tamblyn (the first ever appearance in regard to War of the Gargantuas), Hiroshi Koizumi who was in Godzilla Raids Again, and many other Godzilla movies (he reprised his role in Mothra 1961 42 years later in Tokyo Sos), Tsutomu Kitagawa (the latest actor to don the Godzilla suit), Jerry Ito best remembered for his role of the vile Clark Nelson in Mothra 1961), Akira Kubo played many roles in Toho Films including Matago, Gorath, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters.
There are biographies of all the guests in the program. Also every film shown is given several paragraphs of synopsis and commentary by August Ragone of Henshin! Online. The center page has photos from some of the Godzilla Movies. The cover illustration is Mark Nagata.
M1 aka M Ichigo makes some of the most highly regarded Japanese Collectible Vinyls. The company owned by Yuji Nishimura makes figures of premium quality vinyl and then hand paints each figure. Here is Greenmons from the Ultra Q series. This is the Glow Version which stands approximately 8 inches. It comes mint in bag.
This book covers all Godzilla movies including Godzilla Final Wars and other important Toho Monster Movies such as King Kong Escapes, Dagora, Mothra, War of the Gargantuas, Frankenstein Conquers the Earth, etc.
Lots of Wonderful Photos from the movies. Photos of super weapons such as the maser tank and Super X. Photos of some of the posters also. A great resource book. 133 pages; 8 by 13 inches.
This book is written by the Japanese author known as Taki. The dimensions; 10 x 8 inches. 58 pages of exciting color and black & white photos of the movie and production.
This wonderful book also contains great close-up photos of all of the monsters including “KAMEBA”! A centerfold map shows where each of the epic battles takes place! 14 black & white pages contain photos, information and drawings from earlier Toho Kaiju films. 15 colorful pages are of photos of “THE MAKING OF GMMG Tokyo SOS”. This section has fantastic shots of behind the scene action as well as close-ups of the making of the monster suits.
This is one action packed book!