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    GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR Official Press Release, Trailer and Poster -- Direct From Toho

    Japanese trailer for GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR. Video courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd.. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
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    Toho has provided SciFi Japan with the official press release and poster art for GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR (ゴジラ-1.0/C,ゴジラマイナスワン/マイナスカラー, Gojira Mainasu Wan/Mainasu Karā), the new black and white version of the hit film GODZILLA MINUS ONE. The movie will be released in Japan on January 12, 2024.

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR poster. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    Experience even more horror in black and white! MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR, the monochrome film version of  GODZILLA MINUS ONE, will be screened!

    In addition, special benefits will be distributed to visitors! An original art board featuring the US and Japan IMAX visuals!

    Since its first appearance in 1954, the monster Godzilla has captivated and shocked not only Japan but the world. GODZILLA MINUS ONE, the 70th anniversary movie, the 30th live-action Godzilla film produced in Japan, and the first Godzilla of 2023 was released in Japan on Friday, November 3, 2023 (national holiday), "Godzilla Day!"

    The film's director, screenwriter, and VFX director is Takashi Yamazaki, a life-long Godzilla fan. Ryunosuke Kamiki plays the lead role, while the heroine is played by Minami Hamabe. In addition, a lineup of talented actors including Hiroki Yamada, Takataka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki stand together to fight against Godzilla.

    The movie, which opened in 522 theaters across Japan (including large-format theaters), was a "Godzilla-level" blockbuster, drawing 2.87 million viewers and grossing over 4.42 billion yen (30,902,209 USD) in 45 days as of Sunday, December 17. The film also made a big splash when it won the "48th Hochi Film Award" for Best Director.

    In North America, the GODZILLA MINUS ONE opened on Friday, December 1, breaking a 34-year record within 5 days of its release by becoming the highest-grossing Japanese live-action film of all time at the U.S. box office! It has now grossed over $34.41 million in its 17 days of release through December 17! It is also the highest-grossing foreign film released in North America in 2023! The movie won the "Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Visual Effects" and the "Las Vegas Film Critics Association Award for Best International Horror/Science Fiction Film" and has been nominated for numerous other international film awards. Japan's Godzilla is making great strides across the United States!

    Director Takashi Yamazaki's goal with this film was to create a "scary Godzilla." The black-and-white version of GODZILLA MINUS ONE was created to allow viewers to experience a worldview reminiscent of the first film, GODZILLA  (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1954)! GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR will be screened in 340 theaters nationwide from Friday, January 12, 2024. The color GODZILLA MINUS ONE will continue to be screened in theaters nationwide, and both versions can be enjoyed at movie theaters in Japan.

    In 2024, experience the "most fearsome" Godzilla created by director Takashi Yamazaki in a new way!

     Logo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    A new poster visual and trailer have been released!

    The new poster visual shows Godzilla destroying a city and roaring in a world without colors. The lack of color information brings out Godzilla's elaborate form, making it seem even more realistic and terrifying. The trailer begins with the words, "I have some extraordinary news," the announcement of Godzilla's arrival, reminiscent of the original GODZILLA. This is followed by a monochrome depictions of the terror of coming eye-to-eye with Godzilla in the darkness, and the threat of Godzilla destroying Ginza, creating a greater sense of urgency than before.


    Director Takashi Yamazaki comments

    We are now able to announce GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR, which we have been working on for a long time. We didn't just make the film in black and white, but rather had the crew make adjustments to each cut, making full use of various mattes, as if they were creating a new film. Our goal was to create a visual tone that looked as if it was taken by masters of monochrome photography. We were able to unearth the texture of the skin and the details of the landscape that were latent in the filmed data.Then, a horrifying, documentary-like Godzilla emerged. The loss of color has given the film a new sense of reality. Please come to the theater and live and further resist the fear.


     The double-sided 70th Anniversary Original Art Board will be given to moviegoers on the opening day of GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE and GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR admission gifts will be distributed!

    The double-sided "70th Anniversary Original Art Board" (70 周年記念オリジナルアートボード, 70 Shūnen Kinen Orijinaru Atobōdo) with the poster artwork of both the Japanese and North American versions of GODZILLA MINUS ONE, will be distributed to the public on the opening day of GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR.

    The Japanese art features Godzilla looking back at the viewer us with his dorsal fins shining in a divine manner, while the North American version features Godzilla emerging from black smoke after destroying the Battleship Takao. This B5 size (7.17" x 10.12") art board is a must-have collectible celebrating the movie's success in Japan and the U.S.! This is a super-premium privilege that can only be obtained at movie theaters and will be distributed to the first 300,000 attendees of GODZILLA MINUS ONE or GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR on Friday, January 12, 2024.

    There will be a limited number of art boards available at each theater. For details, please visit the official website of the movie.



    2024 will be the 70th anniversary year of Godzilla. Please keep your eyes on GODZILLA MINUS ONE which will continue to gain worldwide momentum!

    About Toho Co. Ltd.

    Toho Company provides high-quality entertainment to a wide range of customers through its film production, distribution, and exhibition business, which is solidly supported by its real estate business including the Shinjuku Toho Building and Hibiya Chante, animation production, DVD software production and sales, and TOHO Cinemas' efforts to expand its network of multiplex cinemas. Among these, "Godzilla," which has been around since 1954, is Toho's flagship IP that has many fans around the world and has been loved for many years.


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