Japanese version! Ishiro Honda, 1954
See the original Japanese version of this science-fiction classic. A major hit upon its initial release, Godzilla has spawned sequels, remakes, cartoons, and a new film genre: the kaiju eiga, or Japanese monster movie. Now, for the first time since it appeared in a Japanese-language theater in Los Angeles fifty years ago, the original Japanese version of this science-fiction classic is being rereleased in the United States with its comic relief and strong anti-bomb message intact. Starring Takashi Shimura (Seven Samurai, Ikiru), and Haruo Nakajima in a 200-pound Godzilla suit. (98 mins.)
Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.
Admission$6 students (tickets required)