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Archive: G-FEST XIV Movies

This year’s G-FEST theme was Godzilla vs. King Kong, so King Kong vs. Godzilla was screened on Saturday night. In preparation for Rhodes Reason’s session on Saturday, King Kong Escapes was screened Friday night. Both films were accompanied by supplementary material and were shown at the Pickwick Theatre.

King Kong Escapes

King Kong Escapes

G-FEST celebrated the 40th anniversary of King Kong Escapes by welcoming its star, Rhodes Reason, for his first ever sci-fi convention appearance. King Kong Escapes gained world-wide distribution through Universal Pictures when it was first released. It employed the talents of Toho’s A-list staff and actors, including director Ishiro Honda, SPFX director Eiji Tsuburaya, composer Akira Ifukube, and actors Akira Takarada, Mie Hama, and Hideyo Amamoto.

Friday evening, July 6th at 10:00 PM

King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

The “Battle of the Century” brought together the two monster monarchs for their only cinematic encounter. The most successful of all Godzilla films (in terms of ticket sales), King Kong vs. Godzilla was significantly altered for international release. Employing the talents of Honda, Tsuburaya, Ifukube, and the acting of Tadao Takashima, Mie Hama, and Akiko Wakabayashi, it remains a treat to this day.

Saturday evening, July 7th at 10:00 PM