Anniversaries are worth celebrating, and to celebrate 50 years of Smog monster goodness, Godzilla will be getting a new kaiju short.
WHAT’S THE SHORT ABOUT?
The film features Godzilla and Hedorah fighting in an industrial area, and it was filmed at Toho Studios over the course of three days in mid-September using the Godzilla and Hedorah suits from the 2004 film, Godzilla: Final Wars.
According to Director Nakagawa, the theme for the piece is kaiju action.
WHEN & WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?
The official YouTube channel for the Godzilla franchise has begun streaming a video, and it reveals that the new short Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Gojira vs. Hedorah) will debut on November 3 on the official YouTube channel.
Streaming starts around 6:15 pm JST as part of the online Godzilla Fest 2021 event.
GODZILLA FEST, THEN & NOW
Godzilla Fest 2021 will pay homage to one of the weirder entries from the Showa era with a new short film featuring a kaiju clash between Godzilla and Hedorah, aka the Smog Monster. The short commemorates the 50th anniversary of the original Godzilla vs. Hedorah 1971 film directed by Yoshimitsu Banno.
This new short is directed by Kazuhiro Nakagawa who directed a similar short for Godzilla Fest 2020.
Godzilla vs. Hedorah is the second installment in the “Gojira Gojira Fes ni Arawaru” tokusatsu (special effects) series. The first installment debuted at Godzilla Fest 2020 last November.
Godzilla Fest 2021 also includes a panel for Godzilla Singular Point anime, info about the 4K 60th anniversary restoration of Mothra, and an appearance by Adam Wingard, the director of Godzilla vs. Kong, a hit movie that came out recently.
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