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Restored Japanese Classics:Godzilla at 11:15 AM; and Mothra at 1:15 (1954;&1961)

The Belcourt is showing restored versions of these 2 Japanese classic 'monster movies' both commentaries, so to speak, on Atomic war.

See one or both.

"Godzilla": Meet at 11:15 AM; "Mothra: Meet at 1:15.

"Godzilla" Synopsis from The Belcourt:



“THE PRE-EMINENT MOVIE MONSTER OF THE 50’S! Its significance can be glimpsed only in the Japanese version!” —Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times

"60th Anniversary Restoration! Deafening footfalls echo in the blackness. An ear-crushing wail. Then a title card rises, proclaiming the arrival of Japan’s doomsday beast. Given Godzilla’s prevailing repute as a campy icon and comic superhero, the original Japanese version of his first film is a revelation, even when viewed at a distance of 60 years. And although hundreds of people contributed to the film’s success, from low-echelon gofers to the special-effects crew, the sure guiding hand of director Ishirô Honda is most evident throughout the picture, conducting something akin to an orchestra of drama and horror storytelling, stark visual style, and ominous sound and music, all of which meshes together and plays out like a grand nightmare—just in time for Hollywood’s latest reboot."

 "Mothra" Synopsis:

 "Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru, an island previously used for atomic tests. Amazingly free of radiation effects, they believe they were protected by a special juice given to them by the natives. A joint expedition of Rolithican and Japanese scientists explores Beiru and discovers many curious things, including two women only a foot high. Unscrupulous expedition leader Clark Nelson abducts the women and puts them in a vaudeville show. But their sweet singing contains a telepathic cry for help to Mothra, the gigantic moth worshiped as a goddess by the island people. Mothra seeks the women in Tokyo, wreaking the usual havoc and special effects" (Imdb).

***Jane will wait in lobby with a small Meetup sign until previews start.

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  • jane d.

    Gleaming restorations; the original Godzilla is very different from what has been on TV with Raymond Burr. Mothra was very silly but entertaining; Godzilla was very somber. Had a great time!

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going Friday night to see The Double. Won't be available to make this one.

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aw man, wedding season has begun so my weekends are busy.

    May 14, 2014

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