4.26.2010

"Godzilla And Friends Film Festival V" Next Month

One of the better instalments in the Heisei series is being screened in Kansas next Month.


In recent news, we have learned that August Ragone is teaming up with Patrick Macias and Tomohiro Machyama for "TokyoScope: The Wild And Crazy World Of Japanese Cult Films Vol. 3: WAR OF THE GIANT MONSTERS!" However, if some of you can’t make it, there is an event happening at the same time which some of you may enjoy taking part in: the "Godzilla And Friends Film Festival V". Taking Place at the Henderson Learning Resources Center at the Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, the event is two days long (May 7th and 8th). Events include what KTKA.COM reports as, "film and trailer screenings, various commentaries, contests and giveaways in room 112 of Henderson Learning Resources Center." This includes a contest of who can do the best imitation of a kaiju (3pm on the 7th). As usual, guests Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski is going to be in attendance. Here is the schedule line up:





May 7 (Friday)7 p.m.:


"Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla II" (1993). A nemesis of Godzilla, Mecha-G was created as a counter attack weapon, but becomes berserk when he malfunctions. (not author's fault, just what was published in the initial report).



May 8 (Saturday)


10 a.m.: Overview of the Weird World of Japanese Super Heroes, by Steve Ryfle.


10:15 a.m. (approx.) "Godzilla vs. The Thing" (1964). Considered by many fans as the best Godzilla film made, featuring The Thing, which turns out to be another famous Japanese monster.


1 p.m.: "The H-Man" (1959). A creature of the Hydrogen Age conceals himself in an oozing slime and hides in the Tokyo sewers to catch and liquidate humans. The most bizarre Japanese monster of the 1950s.


3 p.m. (approx.) – Godzilla roar contest and drawing/coloring competition.


3:15 p.m. (approx.) – "Grade-A Visual Effects on a Grade-A Budget," by Glenn Erickson, DVD savant. Erickson was a special-effects technician for the production of the Spielberg film "1941."


4 p.m. (approx.) – "King Kong Escapes" (1968). Unites the production efforts of Toho Studios and the Rankin/Bass puppet animation organization. Introduced in this feature was the prototype for Mecha-Godzilla. One of the goofiest Japanese giant monster films ever.


7:30 p.m. - Special presentation on Japanese giant monster films, with behind-the-scenes photos, film footage and a surprise feature presentation by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski.



"Godzilla And Friends Film Festival V" has been funded by KTWU TV and Washburn university.
For an alternate report, visit here:
http://www.ktka.com/events/2010/may/07/4893/

Special thanks goes to the heads up given to me by Avery Guerra.

1 comment:

  1. According to me Godzilla always remains as a heroic monster. I love collecting many Godzilla Toys. Its a fun playing with it.

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