Uncut Godzilla to Show in US Theaters

News Date: 11/05/2003
Updated: 3/18/2004
Source: http://www.rialtopictures.com/godzilla.html

     Rialto Pictures, a company that focuses on the restoration and re-releasing of classic films theatrically and on DVD, is currently poised to release the 1954 classic Godzilla, or Gojira, in theaters in the United States for Spring/Summer of 2004. The film will be the uncut Japanese version of the film, not the 1956 Godzilla King of the Monsters' version with Raymund Burr. Its most likely that this event was meant to commemorate the film's 50th birthday in 2004.

     No word at this time on where the film will be shown in America, although judging by Railto Pictures' other releases it will be a very limited showing. Hopefully the theatrical release will be followed up with a DVD release by Criterion, like was done with Rialto Pictures' release of the The Third Man.

Updated: Rialto has posted theater listings and dates for their release of Godzilla in America. The dates, and locations, are:

     Please see Rialto's site on the film, found here http://www.rialtopictures.com/godzilla.html, for more details.


-Anthony Romero