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.
What an incredible vintage book!
This book published in 1983 is in FANTASTIC condition. The world of Toho SPFX movies is brought to life in this vintage 1983 soft cover book There are 50 pages of high quality glossy photos of the major Science Fiction movies made by Toho from 1954-1980.
The movies included are: All Godzilla movies from 54-75, Rodan, Mothra, Frankenstein Conquers the World, Yog, King Kong Escapes, War of the Gargantuas, Matango, Latitude Zero, The Human Vapor, Battle in Outer Space, Atragon, The Mysterians, Gorath, The Last War, Japan Submersion and War in Space.
This is a must have for all fans of Japanese Science Fiction Movies. The book measures 8 by 12 inches.
This Shin Godzilla writing pen was available in limited quantities at some of the Toho Cinemas showing Shin Godzilla. Due to the popularity of the movie most of the theater exclusive items were sold out within days of the opening of the movie in Japan on July 29, 2016. The Shin Godzilla figure on top of the pen is soft vinyl and is a nicely detailed figure considering it is about 1 3/4 inches high I especially love the long tail. It includes a foot print replica which says Shin Godzilla in Japanese on a chain. It is black ink and the length of the pen from the head of the figure is about 8 inches. It comes in its original packaging.