Experience the tremendous power and excitement of the original Godzilla film (digitally restored and with English/Japanese subtitles), accompanied by a live performance of its iconic soundtrack music, in these two special cinema concert events.
Prior to the screening and live performance, there will also be a talk show, bringing together for the first time ever three generations of Godzilla series creators: Shogo Tomiyama (Heisei series producer), and Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla director).
For over 60 years, from its inception in 1954 to the blockbuster hit Shin Godzilla in 2016, Toho’s monster has been the gigantically popular star of many Japanese films, as well as several Hollywood remakes.
Godzilla remains at the top for innumerable reasons, but one of them is "Godzilla's Theme" and other soundtrack music by Akira Ifukube. It will be performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Kaoru Wada.
The Tokyo International Film Festival is holding a series of special programs to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and these events are sure to be utterly unforgettable.
The Tokyo International Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and over the years it has welcomed many stars to its stage. In fact, Godzilla has notched the highest number of appearances at the festival. The latest Godzilla films screened every year as a special selection, including screenings of special Tokyo International Film Festival versions. Godzilla has become one of the "faces" of TIFF, and is an annual event eagerly awaited by fans.
In 2016, Shin Godzilla was screened in the Japan Now section, King Kong vs. Godzilla (4K digitally restored version) was screened in Japanese Classics, and Godzilla won the Arigato Award. Godzilla’s popularity just continues to grow
|4th||1991||Special screenings||Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah||Kazuki Omori||Anna Nakagawa|
|5th||1992||Special screenings||Godzilla vs. Mothra||Takao Okawara||Tetsuya Bessho|
|6th||1993||Special screenings||Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla||Takao Okawara||Masahiro Takashima|
|10th||1997||Nippon Cinema Classics||Godzilla (1954)||Ishirō Honda / Eiji Tsuburaya (special effects)||Akira Takarada|
|12th||1999||Special screenings||Godzilla 2000||Takao Okawara||Takehiro Murata|
|13th||2000||Special screenings||Godzilla vs. Megaguirus: The G Extermination Strategy||Masaaki Tezuka||Misato Tanaka|
|14th||2001||Special screenings||Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack||Shūsuke Kaneko||Chiharu Niiyama|
|15th||2002||Special screenings||Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla||Masaaki Tezuka||Yumiko Shaku|
|16th||2003||Special screenings||Godzilla X Mothra X Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS||Masaaki Tezuka||Noboru Kaneko|
|17th||2004||Special screenings||Godzilla (1954) International version||Ishirō Honda / Eiji Tsuburaya (special effects)||Takashi Shimura|
|21st||2008||natural TIFF supported by TOYOTA Best Selection||Godzilla vs. Hedorah||Yoshimitsu Banno||Akira Yamauchi|
|29th||2016||JAPAN NOW||Shin Godzilla||Hideaki Anno (Supervising director) / Shinji Higuchi (Director) / Katsuro Onoue (Associate director)||Hiroki Hasegawa|
|29th||2016||Japanese Classics||King Kong vs. Godzilla (4k digitally restored version)||Ishirō Honda / Eiji Tsuburaya (special effects)||Tadao Takashima|