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    Limited Theatrical Release to Screen in Two Parts in Nearly 300 Theaters Across U.S. and Canada Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: shingeki-seyo.com (Japan), attackontitanthemovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment announced today that tickets for the ATTACK ON TITAN (?????, Shingeki no Kyojin) live action movies are now available for purchase via the official movie website attackontitanthemovie.com. The new, two-part feature film is a limited theatrical release and will screen in nearly 300 theaters across the United States and Canada. In the U.S., Part 1 will play in theaters on September 30, October 1 & 7 and has an approximate running time of 98 minutes; and Part 2 will screen two weeks later on October 20, 22 & 27 and has an approximate running time of 87 minutes. In Canada, Part 1 will play in theaters on October 5 and 26 followed by

    Author: Philip Garnecki Official Site: Detroit Institute of Arts The Detroit Film Theater and Huron - Clinton Metroparks are offering fans the opportunity to see several Godzilla films under the stars and surrounded by nature. Beginning this Friday, July 31, three different G-films will be shown on outdoor screens on Friday nights. The schedule and locations are as follows: · Friday, July 31: GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH (1995, 103 min.) at Kensington Metropark, located at 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI; 48380. · Friday, August 7: GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (2001, 105 min.) at Stony Creek Metropark, located at 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI; 48316. · Friday, August 21: KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962, 91 min.) at Lake St. Clair Metropark, located at 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township, MI; 48045. Each movie begins at dusk (approx. 9:00 pm), and all are

    Two Toho Movies and Sony`s GODZILLA Remake Airing in HD this June Source: Sony Movie Channel The June 2015 schedule for the HD Sony Movie Channel includes three Godzilla movies. The films will air throughout the month with a triple feature the evening of Friday, June 12, and are also available for viewing anytime from Sony Movie Channel Video On Demand. GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH (1991) Friday, June 12 10.20 pm E | 7.20 pm P Friday, June 12 4.25 am E | 1.25 am P Thursday, June 18 3.50 pm E | 12.50 pm P Sunday, June 21 12.50 pm E | 9.50 am P Thursday, June 25 9.50 am E | 6.50 am P Saturday, June 27 2.15 pm E | 11.15 am P Nearly three years after Godzilla was driven away by Biollante, a giant UFO soars over Tokyo.

    The Rise, Fall and Aftermath of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin`s GODZILLA Author: Keith Aiken Special Thanks to: Please See ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS in Part 1 A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Part 1 FACE TO FACE WITH THE MISSING LINKS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ORIGINS DEVELOPING THE STORY THE SCREENPLAY DIRECTOR HUNT THE FIRST FX TEST Part 2 JAN De BONT PRE-PRODUCTION BEGINS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, ROUND ONE: GOJIRA PRODUCTIONS and STAN WINSTON STORYBOARDS Part 3 DIGITAL EFFECTS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, ROUND TWO: WINSTON STUDIO FINAL PREPARATIONS: CASTING plus MINIATURE and PRACTICAL EFFECTS THINGS FALL APART Part 4 RETRENCHMENT THE REWRITE THE DISCONNECT REACTION AFTERMATH GODZILLA (1994) CREDITS RETRENCHMENT

    Director Jan De Bont is Hired and Pre-Production Begins Author: Keith Aiken Special Thanks to: Please See ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS in Part 1 A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Part 1 FACE TO FACE WITH THE MISSING LINKS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ORIGINS DEVELOPING THE STORY THE SCREENPLAY DIRECTOR HUNT THE FIRST FX TEST Part 2 JAN De BONT PRE-PRODUCTION BEGINS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, ROUND ONE: GOJIRA PRODUCTIONS and STAN WINSTON STORYBOARDS Part 3: Released May 24 DIGITAL EFFECTS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, ROUND TWO: WINSTON STUDIO FINAL PREPARATIONS: CASTING plus MINIATURE and PRACTICAL EFFECTS THINGS FALL APART Part 4: Released May 31 RETRENCHMENT THE REWRITE THE DISCONNECT REACTION AFTERMATH GODZILLA (1994) CREDITS

    Interviews, Never-Before-Seen Photos, Storyboards, and Production Art from Sony Pictures` Abandoned First Attempt Author: Keith Aiken Special Thanks to: Please See ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Below A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE On May 16, 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures released GODZILLA, a $160 million American adaptation of the long-running Toho Co. franchise. Co-produced by Legendary Pictures and directed by Gareth Edwards, the film finally gave many fans what they had long hoped to see... a big-budget, Hollywood take on the King of the Monsters with state-of-the-art visual effects. Well-received by critics and audiences, the new GODZILLA was a box office success, with a sequel announced for 2018. The generally positive reviews for the 2014 film were a sharp contrast to the reception given the first Godzilla movie made by an American studio. In October 1992, TriStar Pictures (a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment) announced that they had

    Source: GKIDS Inc. press release Official Movie Site: marnie.jp (Japan), gkidsfilms.com/marnie (US) Don`t miss WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (????????, Omoide no Maanii, 2014), the new film from legendary Studio Ghibli, the Academy Award winning producers of SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, THE WIND RISES, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and countless other masterpieces! WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can. The film opens Friday, May 22nd at the IFC Center in New York City. When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.

    Source: Sony Movie Channel The King of the Monsters stomps back to the Sony Movie Channel in March for a special Godzilla two-pack of network premieres. DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (?????, Kaiju Soshingeki, 1968) and GODZILLA VS MEGALON (???????, Gojira Tai Megaro, 1973) will be shown multiple times throughout the month, with Monday, March 23 a special "RARE KAIJU" night with the two films airing back-to-back twice starting at 10:00pm EST. Both film are dubbed in English. GODZILLA: DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968) Thursday, March 5, 11.20 am E | 8.20 am P Sunday, March 15, 6.45 am E | 3.45 am P Monday, March 23, 10.00 pm E | 7.00 pm P Monday, March 23, 1.10 am E | 10.10 pm P Saturday, March 28, 3.30 pm E | 12.30 pm P When female alien invaders take control of Earth`s monsters and begin

    Source: Home Box Office, Inc. Official Site: Godzillamovie.com (US), godzilla-movie.jp (Japan) Following the theatrical run; Blu-ray, DVD and digital release; and Video on Demand screenings; Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA (2014) will make its pay cable debut this Friday, January 16th. The film will premiere 7:55 PM on Time Warner`s Cinemax, with additional screenings scheduled on the various Cinemax channels into March. GODZILLA will also be added to Cinemax`s On Demand and Max Go services. GODZILLA will likely follow the pay cable pattern for Warner Bros` movies, with the film also being shown on HBO later in 2015. GODZILLA Rated: PG13 for ADULT CONTENT, VIOLENCE, ADULT LANGUAGE Time: 123 Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction SUMMARY The King of the Monsters returns to the screen to battle a deadly pair of bug-like kaiju--and wreck major cities in the process--in this thrilling remake. With military might proving fruitless

    Source: Lucky Red Official Site: doraemon-3d.com (Japan) The 3D computer animated feature STAND BY ME DORAEMON (STAND BY ME ?????, STAND BY ME Doraemon) was the top-grossing anime film in Japan for 2014. The movie is directed by Ryuichi Yagi and Takashi Yamazaki, who previously collaborated on FRIENDS: NAKI ON MONSTER ISLAND (friends ????????, Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, 2011). STAND BY ME DORAEMON is now playing in other Asian countries, and an English dub (produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and featuring the American voice cast of the DORAEMON television series airing on Disney XD) premiered October 24th at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. The following press notes are courtesy of international sales agent, Lucky Red... Story Doraemon, the sympathetic and protective cat robot from the 22nd century created by Fujiko f. Fujio, who has entertained both young and old since 1969

    Source: Fuji Creative Corporation Official Site: psycho-pass.com PSYCHO-PASS -- the hardboiled, gun-slinging sci-fi anime series from Katsuyuki Motohiro (BAYSIDE SHAKEDOWN), Gen Urobuchi (PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA) and Production I.G, the studio behind GHOST IN THE SHELL (?????, Kookaku Kidootai, 1995) and BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE ????? ? ??? ??????, 2000? -- comes to the big screen with PSYCHO-PASS THE MOVIE (??? PSYCHO-PASS ?????, Gekijooban Saikopasu). Toho will release the film in Japanese cinemas on January 9th, while FUNimation will bring it to North America at a date TBA. Synopsis The year is 2112. Rookie inspector Akane Tsunemori and enforcer Shinya Kogami cross paths with one man. That man, Shogo Makishima, turns out to be the mastermind of a past case and Kogami’s target for revenge. When Makishima goes on to shake the foundations of a peacekeeping system, he poses the question about where justice exists. In

    Source: GKIDS Inc. press release, Wild Bunch Official Movie Site: yumetokyoki.com (Japan), gkidsfilms.com/kingdom (US) The new Studio Ghibli documentary, THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS (???????, Yume to Kyoki no Ohkoku, 2013), opens this Friday, November 28th at the IFC Center in New York City. The film offers a fascinating, never-before-seen look inside the quirky and wonderful world of the anime studio behind masterpieces like PRINCESS MONONOKE (?????, Mononoke Hime, 1997), MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (???????, Tonari no Totoro, 1988) and the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY (????????, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001). Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada (DEATH OF A JAPANESE SALESMAN) follows the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the elusive and influential "other director" Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki`s THE WIND RISES (????, Kaze

    Source: Cinelicious Pics press release, Gold View Special Thanks to Jessie Nagel Cinelicious Pics has signed an exclusive deal to restore and distribute the long-unavailable 1973 Japanese animated masterpiece BELLADONNA OF SADNESS (?????????, Kanashimi no Beradonna), as its first major restoration and re-release. The last film in the groundbreaking Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka (METROPOLIS, ASTRO BOY) and directed by his longtime collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto, BELLADONNA is a mad, swirling, psychedelic lightshow of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons and haunted forests. Cinelicious will restore the feature using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements in anticipation of a 2015 theatrical, VOD, and home video re-release in North America. The film is set in France during the Medieval Ages, where Christianity had reached its zenith and the feudal lord was the personification of God. It is the

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer IDW`s Godzilla: Cataclysm mini-series continues with issue #3, on sale tomorrow. The five part series is scripted by acclaimed writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Venom) with artwork from Russ Manning Award nominee Dave Wachter (Breath of Bones, Night of 1000 Wolves). Godzilla: Cataclysm begins years after the monster apocalypse that nearly destroyed mankind. Hiroshi’s tribe debates how to best avert the wraith of the rising monster, unaware that they may have already brought doom upon themselves! As monsters battle in the skies above, the choice Hiroshi makes will have profound affects on the future of humanity! In addition to the regular edition cover by Wachter, Godzilla: Cataclysm #3 will also be available with a subscribers` variant cover from Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton. Godzilla: Cataclysm #3 (of 5) Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Dave Wachter Letterer/Creative Consultant: Chris Mowry

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE IDW Publishing has sent SciFi Japan an exclusive preview of the first five pages from Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #17. The issue will be available from comic shops and retailers on Wednesday, October 22nd. Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #17 Story: Chris Mowry and Matt Frank Writer: Chris Mowry Artists: Jeff Zornow and Matt Frank Colors: Priscilla Tramontano Letterer: Shawn Lee Editor: Bobby Curnow Cover: Jeff Zornow Retailer Incentive Variant Cover: Matt Frank In-Store Date: October 22, 2014 Pages: 32 Cover Price: $3.99 MFSTFSFJ Government experiments with new forms of energy bring unintended consequences... in the form of SpaceGodzilla! Before he returns to Earth, he’ll have to do battle with an unexpected foe! Meanwhile, Godzilla has his hands full with a monster he’s never fought before!

    Source: Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch Official Movie Site: kaguyahime-monogatari.jp (Japan) THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (???????, Kaguyahime no Monogatari, 2013) is the strikingly beautiful culmination of decades of contemplation by its director, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. The film begins its North American theatrical run this month from distributor GKIDS. About the Film A woman came to live in this world. Through each moment of her short life she sought its radiance in laughter, tears, joy, and anger. Why did she choose to come to earth? Why did she long for this world? Why did she have to return to the moon? What was her sin, and how was she punished? This is the untold story of The Princess Kaguya, the heroine of the ancient Japanese folktale ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. The crime and punishment of a princess. A 5

    Source: Studio Ghibli, GKIDS Inc. press release Official Movie Site: kaguyahime-monogatari.jp (Japan) Official Site: gkids.tv/intheaters GKIDS brings Studio Ghibli’s THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (???????, Kaguyahime no Monogatari, 2013) to American theaters, starting with special presentations this month at the IFC Center in New York City. Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her -- but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. From the studio that brought you SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, and THE WIND RISES comes

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE IDW Publishing has sent SciFi Japan an exclusive preview of the first five pages from Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #16. The issue brings an epic conclusion to the current story arc. Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #16 will be available from comic shops and retailers on Wednesday, September 24th. Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #16 Story: Chris Mowry and Matt Frank Writer: Chris Mowry Artists: Jeff Zornow and Matt Frank Colors: Priscilla Tramontano Letterer: Shawn Lee Editor: Bobby Curnow Cover: Matt Frank Retailer Incentive Variant Cover: Jeff Zornow In-Store Date: September 24, 2014 Pages: 32 Cover Price: $3.99 Godzilla comes face-to-face with his deadliest opponent yet! The end game of the series` most conniving foe reaches its zenith. Will Godzilla be able to survive the day? And will the Earth want him to? The stunning

    Seven Toho Movies and Sony`s GODZILLA Remake in HD Source: Sony Movie Channel The HD Sony Movie Channel will be showing several Godzilla and Mothra movies throughout September. All films are dubbed in English, and most are also available for viewing from Sony Movie Channel Video On Demand. MOTHRA (1961) Monday, Sept 1 11.20 am E | 8.20 am P Friday, Sept 5 6.40 am E | 3.40 am P Saturday, Sept 13 3.25 pm E | 12.25 pm P Monday, Sept 22 9.00 am E | 6.00 am P Monday, Sept 22 9.00 am E | 6.00 am P Story of Mothra, the gigantic moth worshiped as a goddess by the island people, wreaking havoc in Tokyo. Runtime: 90 Minutes Cast Franky Sakai Hiroshi Koizumi Jerry Ito Crew Director: Ishiro Honda Art Directors: Takeo Kita, Kimei Abe Composer: Yuji Koseki Director

    Latest Box Office Numbers from Warner Bros. and Toho Source: Rentrak Corporation, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: Godzillamovie.com Special Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian and Brenda Johns Today, Toho sent Warner Bros. the official box office numbers for GODZILLA`s second weekend in Japan. The confirmed weekend results for GODZILLA came in higher than yesterday`s studio projections at ¥343.4 million (Approximately $3.4 million US). The estimated cume to date in Japan is now ¥1.557 billion (Approximately $15.3 million US). Playing on 427 screens (the same screen number as opening weekend), GODZILLA`s ticket sales dropped 32% from last week -- a percentage Warner Bros. described as "excellent". The film finished at 2nd place for the weekend behind Warner Entertainment Japan`s RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO (????????????, Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen) which opened to a stellar ¥822.7 million (Approximately $8.1 million US) on 438 screens. KYOTO INFERNO is

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