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    Titanic Creations presented a fully articulated figure of Yongary, loaded with accessories! Photo courtesy of Titanic Creations. © 1967 Keukdong Entertainment Company © 2024 Titanic Creations. All Rights Reserved. Source: Titanic Creations press release Official Site: https://www.titaniccreations.com/yongary Special Thanks to Elijah Thomas Titanic Creations, LLC is proud to bring you Yongary from the 1967 film YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (대괴수 용가리, Daegoesu Yonggary)! For the first time, this classic Korean kaiju is being brought to life in stunning detail and is completely articulated. Along with this, Titanic Creations will include over 15 accessories to bring the figure to life on collectors’ shelves. Box art by Matt Frank. Photo courtesy of Titanic Creations. © 1967 Keukdong Entertainment Company © 2024 Titanic Creations. All Rights Reserved. “Yongary is a treasure of a kaiju, and we are so happy to bring this monster to collectors in

    Source: MVD Entertainment press release Special Thanks to Derek Stubinski Photo courtesy of MVD. On July 9th, Synapse Films presents the global debut of the Thai/Korean production CROCODILE (จระเข้, Crak̄hê, 1981) on Blu-ray, from a new restoration of the original English 35mm camera negative.    Move aside Jaws. Watch out Godzilla. When Mother Nature rebels against humankind for defying her laws, she strikes back with unbelievable fury creating the largest and most savage crocodile on earth... there is a giant crocodile on the loose! Mutating and getting larger possibly because of an atomic explosion, the crocodile's thirst for blood also grows as it rampages through a small quiet beach town devouring anything in its path.   Dr. Tony Akom (Nat Puvani) and Dr. John Stromm (Min Oo) are on a perfect family vacation, but it takes a tragic turn when three of their loved ones

      Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman and Associates. ©I・K/AMPC Source: Keith Sherman and Associates press releaseOfficial Site: https://attackontitan-themusical.com/ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/shingekimusical Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attackontitan_themusical YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shingekimusical Special Thanks to Scott Klein Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman and Associates. ©I・K/AMPC ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL, a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) by Hajime Isayama and published by Kodansha, will play New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street) from October 11-13, 2024. Directed by breakdance world champion Go Ueki (HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rule the Stage), ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL had its world premiere in Osaka and Tokyo in January, 2023 to great success. The New York City Center engagement marks the musical’s first international performance. ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL has book by Masafumi Hata, music supervision by KEN THE 390, and lyrics by Kaori Miura, and combines

    Photo courtesy of Sparke Films. Source: Sparke Films press releaseSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra   Filming Wraps on Luke Sparke’s PRIMITIVE WAR Australian actors Lincoln Lewis, Henry Nixon and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor join Survival Horror / War mash up. Starring Ryan Kwanten, Tricia Helfer, Jeremy Piven, Nick Wechsler Sparke Films has wrapped main filming for their new feature film, PRIMITIVE WAR. Written and directed by Luke Sparke (OCCUPATION RAINFALL, BRING HIM TO ME), the film is based on the cult-followed book by Ethan Pettus where a squad of soldiers in 1968 discover that dinosaurs have been let loose in the jungles of the Vietnam war. A recon unit known as Vulture Squad is sent to an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing Green Beret platoon. They soon discover they are not alone.

    Source: KAIJU BROOKLYN 2 press release Official Site: https://www.kaijubrooklyn.com/kaiju2 Special Thanks to John Bellotti, Jr Photo courtesy of Kaiju Brooklyn. BrooklynONE Productions and Robo7 proudly announce the return of the colossal KAIJU BROOKLYN 2 event, set to captivate audiences at Industry City on June 1st, 2024. Following the immense success of the inaugural KAIJU BROOKLYN, this year's installment promises even more monstrous thrills, excitement and live entertainment. KAIJU BROOKLYN 2, a unique collaboration between two visionary production companies, is set to take the audience on an unforgettable journey into the world of Japanese giant monsters, superheroes and robots. Industry City, a dynamic and expansive venue, will provide the perfect backdrop for this epic spectacle, offering attendees an immersive experience like never before.   KAIJU BROOKLYN 2 51 35TH STREET BUILDING 5/6 BROOKLYN NY 11232

    Source: SRS Cinema LLC press releaseSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra Image courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©Showa Tokusatsu Monster Film Cooperation Corps Distributor SRS Cinema has announced the launch of preorders for their limited edition Blu-ray of TWAR OF THE NINJA MONSTERS: JARON VS. GOURA (忍獣大戦記 蛇龍対號羅, Shinobu Kemono Daisenki Daryū Tai Goura), a brand-new kaiju movie from Shinpei Hayashiya, director of the Reigo / Raiga / Ohga series!! The cast and crew includes suit actros Mizuho Yoshida (GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK, ZEIRAM) and Akihiko Ohashi (GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION, GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS), cinematographer/VFX/editor Masayuki Nagata (ATAMI MONSTER), composer Yasuhiro Ueda (ULTRA GALAXY MEGA MONSTER BATTLE: NEVER ENDING ODYSSEY, ULTRAMAN ZERO VS DARKLOPS ZERO), monster designer Shinji Nishikawa (GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE, GODZILLA 2000), suit and prop makers Naofumi Kanamori and Tomohiro Matsumoto (REIGO: KING OF THE SEA MONSTERS), CG

    Win a pair of passes to G-FEST 2024, coming this July to Rosemont, IL. Photo courtesy of G-FEST. © 2024 G-FEST. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: G-FEST Special Thanks to Payton Lees and Stan Hyde Photo courtesy of G-FEST. © 2024 G-FEST. The organizers of the annual kaiju event G-FEST are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a pair of free passes to this year's show -- a  $150 value! More than just a convention, G-FEST offers a multifaceted experience tailored to cater to diverse interests within the kaiju genre. Each year, attendees are treated to an eclectic lineup of activities including panels, engaging Q&A sessions featuring actors and crew from kaiju films, fan-led presentations on intriguing topics, exhilarating contests, and a fully equipped video gaming area. Whether you aspire

    Logo for the upcoming monster comedy, KAIJU YARROW! Photo courtesy of Titan Co., Ltd JP. ©2024 TITAN All Rights Reserved. Source: Titan Co., Ltd JPSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Production has begun and casting calls for extras have opened on an exciting new independent Japanese giant monster movie comedy entitled KAIJU YARROW! (怪獣ヤロウ!, Kaijū Yarō!). KAIJU YARROW! star, Gunpee, enjoying the Godzilla collection of the film's director, Junichiro Yagi. Photo courtesy of Titan Co., Ltd JP. ©2024 TITAN All Rights Reserved.   The film is being directed by Award-winning indie filmmaker Junichiro Yagi and produced by Mitsuyo Ota, both of Titan Co., Ltd JP.  Comedian/actor/YouTube superstar Gunpee (Gunpi) is set to make his feature film debut as the film's star. The production is a joint effort with the lovely city of Seki in the

    Source: Shout! Studios Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ©Toei Company, Ltd. Shout! Studios presents the CLASSIC TOKUSATSU COLLECTION, a Blu-ray box set featuring some of the early, eye-popping Tokusatsu films from Toei: Amphibious gill-men from an underwater city! A superhuman mummy ready to save Earth! Sonny Chiba fighting robot-men!  This set is a limited edition of 2,500 units available exclusively from ShoutFactory.com. DISC ONE:PRINCE OF SPACE (1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 57 min.)A mysterious hero must intervene when a nefarious presence from outer space arrives to steal a powerful new rocket fuel.INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN (1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 75 min.)Sonny Chiba stars in this fantastical adventure about repelling invaders arriving from a distant planet to attack Tokyo.DISC TWO:WATARI

    THE MUST-HAVE SET BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON APRIL 23 2024 Source: Shout! Studios press release Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd. Shout! Studios in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd. proudly presents a spectacular Kamen Rider collection, KAMEN RIDER GEATS: The Complete Series, as it becomes available for the first time in national home entertainment shelves on April 23, 2024. Fans of the much-loved superhero franchise can add to their tokusatsu collection by pre-ordering their 8-disc set on ShoutFactory.com. Customers purchasing this Blu-ray collection directly from the online store will receive an exclusive poster while supplies last. A newer entry in the Kamen Rider franchise, KAMEN RIDER GEATS completed airing in August 2023, making this release the shortest wait for all tokusatsu fans eager to take home

      Photo courtesy of Bioworld. ©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ATTACK ON TITAN Production Committee. All Rights Reserved. Souce: Bioworld press releaseOfficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/shopatsuko Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shopatsuko/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shopatsuko Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shopatsuko/ Special Thanks to Rae D'Agnillo Atsuko, Bioworld’s premiere brand for fans of Japanese culture, has announced the availability of new apparel based on the massively popular ATTACK ON TITAN. Featuring stylish green prints, fans and fashion lovers can now enjoy new apparel celebrating the dark fantasy action manga and anime. The new collection includes the Levi Black Tee (MSRP: $32), the Rumbling Black Long Sleeve (MSRP: $42), and the Rumbling White Long Sleeve (MSRP: $42). Fans can shop the new collection on the Atsuko website. Photo courtesy of Bioworld. ©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ATTACK ON TITAN Production Committee. All Rights Reserved. Photo courtesy of Bioworld. ©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ATTACK ON TITAN Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.

    Source: Shout! Studios press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/digimon-adventure/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Tom Chen (Shout! Studios) and Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei Shout! Studios, a multi-platform media company, and Toei Animation Inc., the legendary anime studio, announced a new home entertainment distribution deal to bring DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING (デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING, Dejimon Adobenchā 02 THE BEGINNING), the highly anticipated 2023 feature film based on the original TV sequel series from the globally popular Digimon anime franchise, which marks its 25th anniversary this year.. The announcement was made by Melissa Boag, Shout! Studios’ Executive Vice President, and Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. This multi-year partnership provides Shout! Studios with North American home entertainment distribution rights to DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada, including all packaged media

    The practical spfx micro-budget supernatural indie found footage horror film WELL SHARK is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in North America. ©2023 ALBATROS CO,.LTD.   Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Key art is by Stefan Motmas. Photo courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©2023 ALBATROS CO,.LTD. SRS Cinema has licensed WELL SHARK (イド・シャーク, Ido Shāku) for release in North America. Directed, written and produced by Taichirou Natsume, the film is a practical spfx micro-budget supernatural indie found footage horror. SYNOPSIS Psychic Investigation Big Summer, a group which looks into psychic phenomena and the occult, received a video said to have been filmed at a haunted place. The video shows a couple of YouTubers who were filming a deserted old well when they

    Source: 3Y FilmSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra 3Y Film and MRTS have revealed that their new kaiju film, HOSHI 35 (星35), had its successful premiere screening this past week. Directed by Hiroto Yokokawa (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL, NEZURA 1964), the movie uses traditional Japanese FX techniques (aka tokusatsu) in the tradition of the classic Godzilla and Gamera films. HOSHI 35 has attracted fan attention in both Japan and the United States for its cast, which is made up of a veritable 'who's who' of genre veterans, starting with Godzilla Heisei Series star Megumi Odaka. She is joined by her GODZILLA VS SPACEGODZILLA co-star Jun Hashizume (ULTRAMAN Z ), Daijiro Harada (GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA ll, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE), Hiroshi Miyasaka (AKIRA KUROSAWA’S DREAMS, SHALL WE DANCE?, ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE DESTINED CROSSROAD), Yumiko Tanaka (MASKED RIDER SUPER-1, THE RETURN OF GODZILLA), Akihiro Ugajin (BATTLE

    Photo courtesy of Avery Guerra ©Showa Tokusatsu Monster Film Cooperation Corps Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©Showa Tokusatsu Monster Film Cooperation Corps SRS Cinema has licensed director Shinpei Hayashiya`s WAR OF THE NINJA MONSTERS: JARON VS. GOURA (忍獣大戦記 蛇龍対號羅, Shinobu Kemono Daisenki Daryū Tai Goura) for release in North America. This continues an ongoing relationship between the distributor and filmmaker as SRS has previously released Hayashiya`s daikaiju movies REIGO; KING OF THE SEA MONSTERS (深海獣レイゴー Shinkaijū Reigō,, 2005/2008),  RAIGA: GOD OF THE MONSTERS ( (深海獣雷牙 Shinkaijū Raiga, 2009) and GOD RAIGA VS KING OHGA (深海獣雷牙 対 溶岩獣王牙, Shinkaijū Raiga tai Yōganjū Ōga, 2019). Details are being finalized, but SRS Cinema is expected to soon announce preorders for Blu-ray and VHS Special Editions for early 2024, with a wide release DVD edition to

    Source: Fathom Events press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/digimon-adventure-02-the-beginning/Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei This November the DigiDestined are back in theaters with a brand new movie.  Toei Animation and Fathom Events revealed today details for the U.S. theatrical release of DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING (デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING, Dejimon Adobenchā 02 THE BEGINNING, 2023) as a two-day event on November 8 & 9. It is present day and the chosen children from DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 have returned with all new adventures — but now they’re 20 year old young adults! Fans are invited to join the fun and can watch the movie in 750 theaters across the United States through Fathom Events. DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING will be presented nightly at 7:00 pm local time in both English dub (November 8) and Japanese with English subtitles

    GKIDS and Shout! Factory bring the SPIRITED AWAY stage play to Blu-ray and Digital. Photo courtesy of GKIDS. ©Studio Ghibli ©Toho Co., Ltd.   THE FIRST-EVER STAGE PRODUCTION OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI’S ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING MASTERPIECE DIRECTED AND ADAPTED BY TONY AWARD-WINNER JOHN CAIRD Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno   Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary Academy Award-winning animated feature is brought to life in Tony Award-Winner John Caird’s stage adaptation masterpiece, SPIRITED AWAY: Live on Stage. Filmed during the hit production’s 2022 run at the historic Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, the critically acclaimed stage show will be available on all major digital platforms and on Blu-Ray this November 14, 2023 from GKIDS with distribution from Shout! Studios. Photo courtesy of GKIDS. ©Studio Ghibli ©Toho Co., Ltd. The wondrous stage play adaptation entertaining in master puppetry, brilliant costuming, magical sets

    Win the Thai monster movie CREEPY CRAWLY on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the horror thriller CREEPY CRAWLY (๑๐๐, The One Hundred, 2022). When travelers arrive in Thailand during the pandemic, they must quarantine for 14 days at a hotel run by a secretive manager and staff. Unusual incidents begin at night, but no one is prepared for the shocking horror of a hundred-legged monster taking over the bodies of guests. Co-written and co-directed by Chalit Krileadmongkon (THE BEAST BELOW) and Pakphum Wongjinda (POSSESSED), CREEPY CRAWLY stars Chanya McClory (SANG KRASUE 2), Pirat Nitipaisalkul [AKA Mike Angelo] (THE MISFITS), and Benjamin Joseph Varney (FRIEND ZONE).

    Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business, Cinema City press releases Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee On October 15, the Cinema City theater complex in Tachikawa, Tokyo will host a pair of special screenings for the first episode of GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu). Between the two there will be a live talk show with the anime series' director Hiroyuki Seshita, lead voice actor Hisako Kanemoto (Boco) and sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami. Cinema City is known for their "Extreme Bombastic Screening" where the theater's ultra-high-spec sound system is altered for each screening to create an overwhelming sense of immersion for the audience. For GAMERA -Rebirth-,  Yoshikazu Iwanami will meticulously adjust the audio to maximize the sensation of Kaiju in Cinema City.   ■ GAMERA -Rebirth- Episode 1 Screenings With Talk

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat Originally released this past summer as a San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive, the PACIFIC RIM 10th Aniversary Deluxe Action Figure Legacy Box Set from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD is now available from stores across North America! Read on for details, then find a store near you at www.comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com. PACIFIC RIM 10th Aniversary Deluxe Action Figure Legacy Box Set A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the PACIFIC RIM with this all-new box set celebrating the film's 10th anniversary! Featuring a battle-damaged version of the original Gipsy Danger, and a "Shakedown Test Colors" version of Gipsy Avenger, this action figure two-pack

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