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Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Takao Okawara Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 1995 Language: Japanese

Starring: Megumi Odaka, Sayaka Osawa, Takuro Tatsumi, Yasufumi Hayashi, Yôko Ishino

Enjoy very 1990s special effects in this Kaiju mega-movie. A burning Godzilla, on the verge of meltdown, emerges to lay siege to Hong Kong. At the same time horrifying new organisms are discovered in Japan. These crustacean-like beings are seemingly born of the Oxygen Destroyer, the weapon that killed the original Godzilla.

Arrive early and catch an intro from Pitt Professor Mark Best about Kaiju films!

Mark Best is a Teaching Professor in the English Department and Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Subjects he has recently taught or is currently teaching include the graphic novel; world film history; the Bible as literature; and popular film and literary genres such as the superhero and horror. His research interests include Japanese science fiction film and television, and he is currently working on a book project on Japanese giant monster movies, specifically the history of the Gamera film series from the 1960s to the present.

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah – 3/19/23 @ 5:15 pm

Please note that Row House member codes are not applicable during the Japanese Film Festival.