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By Film Threat Staff | June 25, 2004

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents
KING OF MONSTERS – A 50TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO GODZILLA, June 24 – 29, 2004. This five day series features fourteen films including 8 of the first 12 Godzilla movies. Highlights include US Premieres of the two latest Godzilla films, GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (2002, Toho, 88 min.) and GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS (2003, Toho, 91 min.). The series also includes New 35 mm Prints of KING KONG VS. GODZILLA, EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (a.k.a GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER) and GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH. Also scheduled is a super rare screening of GIGANTIS, THE FIRE MONSTER ( a.k.a. GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN – unseen in the theaters for more than 40 years!). and a Toho Monster Marathon on Sunday, June 27th, featuring RODAN (Shown in an I.B. Technicolor Print), GHIDORAH, THE THREE HEADED MONSTER and THE H-MAN. Director Masaaki Tezuka, art director Yasuyuki Inoue and model mechanic Akinori Takagi are scheduled to appear in person during the series and will be available on Friday, June 25th, prior to the screening from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM to sign autographs and to take photos in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard. This marks the first US appearance of all three men at a Godzilla event.

For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.

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