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    SciFi JAPAN TV EXTRA: Smog Monster Director [20 Minute Edition]

    Source: ACTV Japan


    This week we present a 20 minute edition of SciFi JAPAN TV EXTRA featuring Yoshimitsu Banno, director of 1971’s GODZILLA VS HEDORAH (ゴジラ対ヘドラ, Gojira Tai Hedora), released theatrically in the U.S in 1972 as GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER. Mr. Banno also served as Executive Producer on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA (2014).

    In this exclusive video interview Mr. Banno discusses his early years at Toho Studios, the inspiration for GODZILLA VS HEDORAH, the development of this year's GODZILLA, and much more!

    Be sure to come back for new episodes of SciFi JAPAN TV every Thursday! Next week's show features Masaaki Tezuka, director of GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS (ゴジラxメガギラス, Gojira tai Megagirasu, 2000), GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (ゴジラxメカゴジラ, Gojira x Mekagojira, 2002) and GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS (ゴジラxモスラxメカゴジラ東京SOS, Gojira x Mosura x Mechagodzilla Toukyou SOS, 2003)!

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    About SciFi JAPAN TV

    A regular video program focusing exclusively on Japanese science fiction and monsters is something we've always wanted to see, but nothing like it has ever been available, neither in Japan nor overseas. So we decided to make it ourselves!

    SciFi JAPAN TV is shot on location in Japan exclusively for SciFi Japan by the ACTV Japan production team. The show delves into the world of Japanese monsters and scifi, featuring the latest and hottest tokusatsu events in Japan, as well as simple yet in-depth discussions with the people who bring all of our favorite films and shows to life!

    About ACTV Japan

    Established 2005, with offices based in Shibuya, Tokyo, ACTV Japan offers video production and editing solutions to a host of clients both in Japan and abroad. ACTV Japan has and continues to serve a variety of clients from around the world, including: FOX International Channels, Universal Channel, Warner Bros, PBS, TV Asahi, Fuji Television, among many others. Check out for more information.

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