Run For Your Lives! There’s a TokyoScope Godzillathon Coming to the Bay Area!

Looking to spend more than a few hours watching giant monsters wreck cities with reckless abandon? We knew there was a reason why we liked you sickos so much!

If you’re in the San Francisco area, have we got a hot ticket for you! Check out all the details below that include how you can get your claws into the brand new Gamera DVD that’s heading our way from our friends at Shout! Factory. Dig it!

From the Press Release
NEW PEOPLE and VIZ Cinema welcome the 3rd and latest installment of TokyoScope Talk – War of the Giant Monsters on Friday, May 7th at 7:00pm. Join Otaku USA Editor-in-Chief Patrick Macias, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters author August Ragone, and Japanese film critic Tomohiro Machiyama at the Bay Area’s hottest film venue for a fun and lively discussion on the “kaiju” (monster) movies featuring rare images and clips of Godzilla, Mothra, Gamera, and other iconic creatures from classic Japanese sci-fi cinema. General admission tickets are $10.00.

VIZ Cinema invites Bay Area monster fans to a 5-day Kaiju Shakedown: Godzillathon!, running Saturday, May 8th thru Thursday, May 13th. Featured will be rare screenings of the Big G’s 4 most-loved films including Godzilla vs. Hedora (1971), Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974). Details and screening times at

Don’t miss a rare chance to see the beauty and enormity of Godzilla in stunning 35mm prints with English subtitles and a premium THX®-certified sound system! These events are sure to be sell-outs. Ticket prices: General Admission: $10.00; Senior & Child: $8.00. Advance tickets on sale here!

TokyoScope Talk – War of the Giant Monsters will feature a special raffle giveaway of premium monster collectibles including the brand new DVD release from Shout! Factory of Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965). The revered classic features the original Japanese version of the film presented with fresh English subtitles and anamorphic widescreen produced from an all-new HD master created from original vault elements.

VIZ Cinema is the nation’s first movie theatre devoted exclusively to Japanese film and anime. The 143-seat subterranean theatre is located in the basement of the NEW PEOPLE building and features plush seating, digital as well as 35mm projection, and a THX®-certified sound system.

Run For Your Lives! There's a TokyoScope Godzillathon Coming to the Bay Area!

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  • The Butcher

    ANYONE into this kind of stuff must make it if they can. August Ragone is the be-all-end-all authority on the subject, and it’s always a blast hearing him speak on his beloved genre.

    If I could get away from work for a week I would most certainly fly down to SF and attend.