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ISHIRÔ HONDA’S GODZILLA

May at the Trylon

A protégé of Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director Ishirô Honda mesmerized audiences and broke box office records with 1954’s atomic-age fable Godzilla. He remained Toho Studio’s go-to director of monster fare for the next two decades. There’s never a dull moment as Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, and Mothra battle for supremacy in these expertly crafted kaiju-fests.

Promotional support for these screenings is provided by DISPATCH.

INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER

(1965, DCP, 94m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Akira Takarada, Nick Adams, Jun Tazaki. Astronauts traveling to the newly discovered Planet X discover an alien species under constant attack from a flying three-headed monster. The aliens ask to borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help them fight the assailant from deep space. But can […]


Showings: May. 20 7:00, May. 21 9:00, May. 22 3:00

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

(1968, DCP, 89m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi. Originally planned as the final entry in the Godzilla franchise, this one’s got it all: alien invaders, sci-fi gimmickry, espionage, a Japanese moon base, and downtown Tokyo turned into a wrestling ring for an epic, no-holds-barred giant monster throw […]


Showings: May. 20 9:00, May. 21 7:00, May. 22 5:00

TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA

(1975, DCP, 83m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, Akihiko Hirata. Aliens from a dying solar system conspire with a disgraced scientist to construct Mechagodzilla, a 400-foot robot rival that can dispatch Godzilla and clear the way for an alien invasion. Who will survive the monster-vs.-cyborg showdown? FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 […]


Showings: May. 27 7:00, 9:00, May. 28 7:00, 9:00, May. 29 3:00

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