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    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: http://movie-rider50-ranger45.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Alicia Ashby A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE  Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and promotional art for their new movie, KAMEN RIDER SABER + ZENKAIGER SUPERHERO SENKI (セイバー+ゼンカイジャー スーパーヒーロー戦記, Seibā + Zenkaijā Sūpāhīrō Senki). Description To this very day, as the era changes from Showa to Heisei to Reiwa, the much-admired Kamen Rider series and Super Sentai series continue to inspire dreams, courage, hope, and the spirit of justice. In 2021, these two great heroic lineages, treasured by young and old alike, will celebrate twin anniversaries: 50 years of Kamen Rider and 45 years of Super Sentai. This celebration is the film KAMEN RIDER SABER + ZENKAIGER SUPERHERO SENKI, which will bring together Kamen Rider and Super Sentai to

      Official Site: https://yousayouji2021.pal-ep.com/ (Japan) Special Thanks to Avery Guerra The makers of PLANET PRINCE 2021 (遊星王子2021, Yūsei Oji 2021) have launched the official website for the film and released the first poster and trailer. PLANET PRINCE 2021 is a reboot of the tokusatsu classic PLANET PRINCE (known in America as PRINCE OF SPACE). The film is director by Minoru Kawasaki, the filmmaker behind special effects comedies such as EVERYTHING SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN, EARTH DEFENSE WIDOW and MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS. © 2021 Planet Prince 2021 Production Committee        

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: movie-ranger.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Alicia Ashby A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with a gallery of photos from SUPER SENTAI MOVIE RANGER 2021 (スーパー戦隊MOVIEレンジャー2021, Sūpā Sentai Mūbī Renjā 2021), the latest entry in their "Super Sentai Movie Party" series. The film was released in Japanese theaters on February 20, 2021. SUPER SENTAI MOVIE RANGER 2021 is divided into three chapters. The first is MASHIN SENTAI KIRAMAGER THE MOVIE: BEE-BOP DREAM (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー THE MOVIE ビー・バップ・ドリーム, Mashin Sentai Kirameijā Za Mūbī: Bī-Bappu Dorīmu) , which was originally intended to be paired with KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE THE MOVIE: REAL × TIME (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン REAL×TIME, Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Zero Wan REAL×TIME) for a Super Sentai/Kamen Rider double feature scheduled for July 23, 2020. That release was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with KAMEN

    Source: Avery Guerra and Minoru Kawasaki Official Twitter: @yousayouji2021 @yousayouji2021 Translation: Benjamin Chaffins A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The classic special effects TV series PLANET PRINCE (遊星王子, Yūsei Ōji) aired on the NTV (Nippon Television) network from November 4, 1958 to October 6, 1959. Now, a remake of PLANET PRINCE is being developed. The original PLANET PRINCE was produced by Nippon Gendai and Senkosha, and distributed by Toei. It became popular as Japan`s first alien super hero TV program, and had a lot of influence on many subsequent special effects works. In 1959, Toei also released two theatrical movies -- PLANET PRINCE and PLANET PRINCE: THE TERRIFYING SPACESHIP (遊星王子 – 恐怖の宇宙船, Yūsei Ōji - Kyōfu no Uchūsen) -- which were edited together into the 1962 English dubbed feature, PRINCE OF SPACE. In the new reboot, tentatively titled PLANET PRINCE 2021 (遊星王子2021, Yūsei Ōji

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: TBA (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with promotional art and information for SUPER SENTAI MOVIE RANGER 2021 (スーパー戦隊MOVIEレンジャー2021, Sūpā Sentai Mūbī Renjā 2021), the next entry in their “Super Sentai Movie Party” series. The film will be released in Japanese theaters in February 2021. SUPER SENTAI MOVIE RANGER 2021 is divided into three chapters. The first is MAJIN SENTAI KIRAMAGER THE MOVIE (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー THE MOVIE, Mashin Sentai Kirameijā THE MOVIE), which was originally intended to be paired with KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE THE MOVIE: REAL × TIME (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン REAL×TIME, Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Zero Wan REAL×TIME) for a Super Sentai/Kamen Rider double feature scheduled for July 23, 2020. That release was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE THE MOVIE eventually shown alongside KAMEN RIDER SABER THE

    Source: TOKU press release Special Thanks to Jesús Piñango TOKU, the 24/7 live and on-demand television network dedicated to eye-catching anime, popular live-action titles, cult classics, fan-favorite Asian movies and series subtitled and dubbed into English, premieres on November 3rd at 7:30 pm KAMEN RIDER AGITO (仮面ライダーアギト, Kamen Raidā Agito), which is considered to be the 30th anniversary creation of the Kamen Rider series. The 51 episodes (30 mins each) TV series was a co-production deal between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and aired on TV Asahi in 2001 as the eleventh season of the popular Kamen Rider franchise. However, according to a comment made by producer Schinichiro Shiracura from TV-Asahi on Agito production website: “It is not a sequel to KUUGA, so take to the show with that in mind.” The tagline of the TV series is “Awaken the soul,” which characterizes

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: kamenrider-winter.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with large, high-res images of the promotional artwork for their upcoming Kamen Rider theatrical double feature. KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE THE MOVIE (劇場版 仮面ライダーゼロワン, Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Zero Wan) was originally scheduled for July 23rd, paired with MAJIN SENTAI KIRAMAGER THE MOVIE (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー THE MOVIE, Mashin Sentai Kirameijā THE MOVIE), but the release was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ZERO-ONE will now be partnered with KAMEN RIDER SABER THE MOVIE (劇場版 仮面ライダーセイバー, Gekijō-ban Kamen Raidā Seibā), the film version of the latest Kamen Rider television series, for a winter movie event. Japanese Release Date: Friday, December 18, 2020 (Roadshow) Production: ”Kamen Rider Saber ・ Kamen Rider Zero-One” Movie Production Committee Distributor: Toei International Sales: Toei ©”Kamen Rider Saber ・ Kamen Rider Zero-One” Movie

    Source: Avery Guerra Official Site: riversidedrivein.com/special-events This September, the Riverside Drive In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania will host the “Drive-In Super Monster-Rama” featuring cult classics like KING KONG VS GODZILLA, KING KONG ESCAPES, MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND and THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. Read on for details… Drive-In Super Monster-Rama Riverside Drive In Theatre 1114 Lees Lake Ln Vandergrift, PA 15690 Friday September 18: BRIDES OF BLOOD MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND BEAST OF BLOOD TERROR IS A MAN Saturday September 19: KING KONG VS GODZILLA KING KONG ESCAPES THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (4K Restoration) THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE Admission is $10 per person each night (children 12 and under FREE with adult). Camping on the premises is available each night for an additional $10 a person, and that includes breakfast. Online tickets will be made available

    Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications press release Official Site: traintobusanpeninsula.com Special Thanks to Karen Tran Wood and Katie Jo Ash Facebook: @peninsulamovie Instagram: @peninsula.movie Twitter: @peninsulamovie #peninsulamovie The Korean zombie film TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA (반도, Bando, 2020) will open in US theaters August 21st from distributor Well Go USA. Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN (부산행, Busanhaeng, 2016), the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. Distributor:

    Source: Avery Guerra Official Site: mahoningdit.com The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, PA is sure to delight monster and sci-fi movies fans with great events this July and August. First up is SCHLOCK-O-RAMA IV, a 10 film event the kicks off Friday, July 24 and features such greats as KING KONG VS GODZILLA, VALLEY OF GWANGI, FORBIDDEN PLANET, WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS and BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. Then on Tuesday, August 4, the Toho classic DESTROY ALL MONSTERS will be screened in 35mm. Read on for details... The Mahoning Drive-In Theater 635 Seneca RoadLehighton, PA 18235 SCHLOCK-O-RAMA IV General Ticket (Per Person) $10.00 Friday 7/24: BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS Q VALLEY OF GWANGI MONSTROID Saturday 7/25: KING KONG VS .GODZILLA WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN THE GIANT GILA MONSTER Sunday 7/26: FORBIDDEN PLANET HOUSE ON HAUNTED

    Source: Japan Society press release Official Site: japancuts.japansociety.org Special Thanks to Allison Rodman North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema presents a robust slate of 42 films streaming online throughout the U.S., introduces inaugural Next Generation competitive festival section with Obayashi Prize, and offers dual CUT ABOVE Awards to actors Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe. New York, NY – Japan Society announces the full lineup for the 14th annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film , the largest festival of its kind in North America, set for July 17-30 as an entirely online experience. Continuing its annual mission to showcase the best and most exciting films coming out of Japan today, the summer festival will expand its reach beyond New York to introduce 30 features and 12 short films to audiences across the U.S. As previously announced, festival organizers have partnered

    Source: Bandai Namco Collectibles, Nerdist press releases (authored by Kyle Anderson and Amy Ratcliffe) Official Site: bluefinbrands.com/heisei-week Special Thanks to David Clarke (Team Kamen Rider) This is a great time for Tokusatsu fans in America! Bandai Namco Collectibles` Team Kamen Rider and Shout! Factory TV have teamed up with Nerdist for a Kamen Rider-themed streaming event called Heisei Week that leads up to the first ever Kamen Rider movie screening in the US! The movie KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER (????????20?????????????????????? FOREVER, Heisei Kamen Raid? 20 Sakuhin Kinen Kamen Raid? Heisei Jener?shonzu FOREVER, 2018) features a team up of all 20 Heisei Era (1989-2019) Riders. Nerdist will also welcome Team Kamen Rider and Shout Factory TV to Nerdist House 2020, their virtual series of panels and discussions broadcast live over the internet. Saturday, July 11 is the big day, as Nerdist will host the panel at

    Source: Oscilloscope Laboratories press release Official Site: littlezombies.jp (Japan), littlezombies.oscilloscope.net (US) Special Thanks to Ted Geoghegan The incredible Sundance darling WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES (?????????????, U?? Ritoru Zonb?zu, 2019) hits VOD and live cinemas -- yeah, real movie theaters! -- this Friday, July 10th from Oscilloscope Laboratories! Director Makoto Nagahisa won the Grand Jury Prize (for short film) at the 33rd Sundance Film Festival, the first Japanese recipient of the award. The film, AND SO WE PUT GOLDFISH IN THE POOL (???????????????, S?shite Watashitachiha P?ru ni Kingyo o), garnered attention both in Japan and around the world for its compelling cinematography, clever storytelling, and entrancing music, promising the birth of a new talent in the wake of Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL), Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND), Shunji Iwai (A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE), and Tetsuya Nakajima (THE WORLD OF KANAKO). Now in

    Season Premieres United States on July 3, 2020 Source: Netflix Official Site: JU-ON: Origins | Netflix The legendary horror franchise JU-ON (aka THE GRUDGE) is set to once again shake the world as Netflix Japan presents its first-ever horror original series, JU-ON: ORIGINS (呪怨: 呪いの家, Ju-On: Noroi no Ie). The 6 episode season will premiere in the United States on July 3, 2020. According to publicity materials from Netflix, JU-ON: ORIGINS will focus on the true events which inspired the films. The series details the beginning of the curse and gives a raw look at the chain of terror that befalls all of those who come into contact with the house of horror. The episodes were written by Hiroshi Takahashi (screenwriter for THE RING series) and producer Takashige Ichise (JU-ON and THE RING franchises). JU-ON: ORIGINS Release Date:

    Source: Japan Society press release Special Thanks to Allison Rodman In light of the ongoing international situation with COVID-19, the organizers behind JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film have decided to take this popular annual event at Japan Society out of its usual form and craft a completely online version of the festival. Partnering with Festival Scope and Shift72 as the streaming platform and technology service, the festival team is hand-crafting 14 days of unique screening opportunities for Japanese cinema lovers, serving the Society’s dedicated audiences in New York City but also, for the first time, making the festival available to viewers throughout the United States. “While nothing can replace the thrill of welcoming filmmakers and audience members together into our auditorium, we are excited by the new possibilities opened up by putting the festival online this summer,” says K. F. Watanabe, Deputy Director of Film

    Special Thanks to John LeMay Author John LeMay is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a signed paperback copy of his Writing Japanese Monsters: From the Files of the Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies, perhaps the first tome to take an in-depth look at both the writers and the writing process behind these films. This book charts the wild developmental process of all of Japan’s many monster films. Learn how Gamera was born when the Daiei Studios president looked out his airplane window and saw a cloud shaped like a turtle; how KING KONG VS. GODZILLA began as King Kong vs. Frankenstein; and how Ultraman originally started out with the name and design of one his future opponents! Discover a floppy-eared Godzilla; a blue-scaled, rainbow-winged King Ghidorah; and a transforming Mechagodzilla! Marvel at Gorgo’s roots as a Japanese co-production called Kuru Island;

    From the 1950s to the present day, Japan has released a wide variety of fantastic science-fiction movies over the decades. Here is a look at five of the very best. THE CLONE RETURNS HOME When Japanese film critics first watched THE CLONE RETURNS HOME in 2008, it was immediately hailed as a classic, and the critics were right. Besides being a visually-stunning movie with ethereal imagery, THE CLONE RETURNS HOME is a profoundly philosophical tale that will make you think about life, death, and memories. The premise of the film concerns a clone being created from a dead person. It asks questions regarding whether the clone can have a deceased person’s personality and memories. BATTLE ROYALE Just because a movie is controversial, it does not always mean it is a fantastic film. But BATTLE ROYALE is both. The 2000 movie follows a group of high-school students who

    Special Thanks to John LeMay Author John LeMay is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a signed paperback copy of his The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films: Mutated Edition. This newly released second edition runs 470 pages and measures 7 x 10?, and is packed with information about movies that went uncompleted like BATMAN MEETS GODZILLA starring Adama West and a DAIMAJIN remake starring Steven Seagal. This book covers: Unproduced scripts like BRIDE OF GODZILLA (1955), GAMERA VS. THE ICE MEN FROM OUTER SPACE (1966), ULTRAMAN: OPERATION GIANT (1966), KING KONG VS. EBIRAH (1966), GAMERA VS. TWO-HEADED MONSTER W (1971), THE TIME MACHINE II (1979), GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS IN 3-D (1983), IT ATE CLEVELAND! (1984), COO FROM A DISTANT SEA (1989), MOTHRA VS. BAGAN (1990), GAMERA VS. PHOENIX (1993), GODZILLA VS. GHOST GODZILLA (1995), YAMATO TAKERU II

    Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Site: shochiku.co.jp/ichidoshindemita (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Shochiku has provided information and large, high-res photos from NOT QUITE DEAD YET ( ???????, Ichido Shindemita), a science fiction comedy about the ruckus caused by a rebellious daughter who is always upset with her dad and the father who randomly ends up as a ghost. NOT QUITE DEAD YET is the feature film directorial debut of Shinji Hamasaki. The film is written by Yoshimitsu Sawamoto, a producer, director and writer known for popular national advertising campaigns including SoftBank`s “Shirato Family” and KDDI`s “Au no Santaro” commercial series. Suzu Hirose (OUR LITTLE SISTER, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, CHIHAYAFURU film series) tries her hand at comedy for the first time. Her father is played by Shinichi Tsutsumi (ALWAYS- SUNSET ON THIRD STREET- series, THE MOLE SONG, THE 47 RONIN IN DEBT),

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: zero-one-kiramager.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with large, high-res images of the promotional artwork for their upcoming theatrical release, KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE THE MOVIE/ MAJIN SENTAI KIRAMAGER THE MOVIE (??? ?????????????????????? THE MOVIE, Gekij?-ban Kamen Raid? Zero Wan/ Mashin Sentai Kirameij? THE MOVIE). The 20th annual Super Sentai/Kamen Rider double feature opens in Japan on July 23rd. Japanese Release Date: Friday, July 23, 2020 (Roadshow) Production: "Zero-One ? Kiramager" Movie Production Committee Distributor: Toei International Sales: Toei ©"Zero-One ? Kiramager" Movie Production Committee ?Ishimori Pro ? TV Asahi ? ADK EM ? Toei ?2020 TV Asahi ? Toei AG ? Toei About Toei Company, Ltd. Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and

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