Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Godzilla invades San Francisco and New People's Viz Cinema next month

by Chris MaGee

Here is a treat for anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area. First off, you lucky folks get to live near New People, the Japanese art, culture and of course film center located in San Francisco's Japan Town district. Secondly, next month you will be able to enjoy four classic Godzilla films at New People's Viz Cinema next month!

Between May 8th and 13th Viz Cinema will be screening Yoshimitsu Banno's "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" (1971), and three Godzilla films directed by Jun Fukuda - 1972's "Godzilla vs. Gigan", 1973's "Godzilla vs. Megalon" (above), and 1974's "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" - all in glorious 35mm. Plus audiences will be taken through all things Godzilla and kaiju with Japanese pop culture expert Patrick Macias who will be introducing the films.

Not to be missed if you're on the West Coast! New People is located at 1746 Post Street in San Francisco. For more details on these four Godzilla screenings check out Patrick Macias' blog here. For all of you who don't live near San Francisco check out this classic trailer for "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" below.

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