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  • As Legendary Pictures moves past Kong: Skull Island (2017) and looks toward the future of the MonsterVerse, naturally news is starting to build for the next appearance of Kong, as the character is set to tangle with Godzilla in 2021. This article is a news roundup for everything known related to the rematch between the two characters. It is ordered by date, with the latest news appearing first and oldest news at the bottom. (more…)

    News // June 12, 2020
  • CrunchyRoll has launched their exclusive Godzilla Streetwear collection. These clothes are largely inspired by the work of artists Simon Gane, Dave Watcher, Zach Howard and Ronda Pattison for the artistry done on the IDW Publishing comics around the King of the Monsters. These clothes are extremely limited. Pre-orders start today, June 11th, and run until June 22nd. After that date the clothes will not be available for purchase, but are expected to ship sometime in August, 2020. This leaves only 11 days to buy the clothes. (more…)

    News // June 11, 2020
  • On May 27th, the streaming service HBO Max launches in the United States. Similar to Disney+ and Universal’s upcoming Peacock, the streaming platform features a ton of media content. This includes a variety of TV shows, such as Friends and Game of Thrones. It also includes over 700 movies, many supplied from the Warner Bros. vault. To bolster the selection, though, parent company AT&T has worked with others to secure additional films. Studio Ghibli and Criterion are among those companies they are working with. From these efforts, quite a few Toho films are coming to the service when it launches in the US. This includes most of the Showa Godzilla films as well, excluding King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962). Find below a complete Toho and Godzilla movie list for HBO Max, as revealed on The Verge. (more…)

    News // May 18, 2020
  • In a surprise crossover announcement, Wizards of the Coast and Toho have come together to introduce Godzilla and company to a world of Magic: The Gathering. This will see several characters from the Godzilla franchise appear as cards in the long running game. Below is the official press release, with images courtesy of Wizards of the Coast!

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    News // April 4, 2020
  • Shortly after the turn of the century, Toho Music was on and off releasing CD soundtracks. From scores around director Akira Kurosawa to the expansive Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect line, a plethora of titles were issued. That is until 2013, when news and future releases stopped. A two disc set for The Last War (1961) would mark one of their final releases… but the torch would be passed. (more…)

    News // February 19, 2020
  • Not long after the release of Godzilla (2014), news started to come of another entry in the new series by Legendary Pictures. This time an entry that reunited the character with Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan in the next film in the MonsterVerse. It was also noted that, despite Legendary Pictures’ agreement at the time with Universal, that the movie would be distributed by Warner Bros. in the same way the 2014 movie was. (more…)

    News // September 4, 2019
  • Since the dawn of DVDs, Criterion has been issuing films to disc with a number on the spine. Seven Samurai (1954), for example, was their second release and is #2. With the advent of Blu-rays, this tradition continued, with House (1977) being an example of around this time and carrying spine #539. The company is now about to break past #999 and is ready to celebrate the shift to four digits. To commemorate this, and in an unprecedented turn of events, Criterion has announced that a slew of Godzilla movies will be joining The Criterion Collection for a Blu-ray boxset. This is not just a few titles, but is in fact the entire Showa series: from Godzilla (1954) to Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). This will be a landmark release, the first time the entire original series has been available from one set in the United States.

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    News // July 26, 2019
  • To promote their upcoming Godzilla titles, Atari took over the Godzilla.com domain. It was then used to highlight their games, such as Godzilla: Save the Earth and Godzilla: Unleashed. However, as the promotion cycle on the titles ended, the site stretched on before eventually Atari’s rights lapsed. This resulted in the site being dormant for 10 years. However, godzilla.com returns as it has been revived as an official hub for general Godzilla-centric information. The site currently has seven categories to browse: (more…)

    News // May 17, 2019
  • Toho has announced that they will become more involved with movie productions outside of Japan. This will take effect as early as 2019, and will extend for years to come with films in both the United States and China. This article chronicles some of these efforts to break into these markets. Among the coverage is on the ambitious Toho Vision 2021 plan as well, which also includes real estate. As it relates to the movies, they will generally be spun off into their own news roundup as development gets further. (more…)

    News // April 19, 2019
  • With the release of latest Godzilla movie around the corner, more coverage is flowing in. Among the recent activity has been a panel at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, California. For those who weren’t able to attend, we are including here a Godzilla: King of the Monsters panel recording. This was done on April 13th, 2019. The video runs for 40 minutes, covering director Michael Dougherty. (more…)

    News // April 14, 2019