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Archive: G-FEST XVI Movies

Coinciding with our special guest of honor, the Toho movies screened at G-FEST XVI all featured the famous actor, Kenji Sahara, with the films’ releases spanning nearly 50 years!

Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

(With bonus “Best of G-FEST Video Contest” features)
The twenty fifth Godzilla movie in the series, with direction by Shūsuke Kaneko following his highly acclaimed Gamera trilogy. This 2001 release saw Godzilla take on a truly evil role, being a more powerful and dangerous threat than ever before.

Thursday evening, July 2nd at 10:30 PM

The Mysterians

The Mysterians (Earth Defense Force)

A Toho classic, combining the alien invasion and kaiju sub-genres by the golden-age team of Honda, Tsuburaya, and Ifukube. The Mysterians was the first Tokusatsu to be filmed in TohoScope. Our feature is to be introduced by the star, and our guest of honor, Mr. Kenji Sahara.

Friday evening, July 3rd at 10:30 PM

Godzilla vs. the Thing

Godzilla vs. The Thing (Mothra vs. Godzilla)

Considered the best in the series by many fans, Godzilla vs. the Thing is nearly perfect on all fronts: direction, special effects, and score. This would be Godzilla’s last role of a serious villain until he was resurrected in the 1980s.

Saturday evening, July 4th at 10:30 PM

Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit!

Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit!

Space monster Guilala returns after a 41 year hiatus to attack the G8 Summit in Hokkaido. While Guilala’s original appearance in The X From Outer Space often generates much unintended laughter, this new feature from cult filmmaker Minoru Kawasaki brings the traditional trappings of the daikaiju genre (monster suits and miniatures) combined with liberal doses of comedy.

Saturday evening, July 4th at 12:00 Midnight