Saturday, March 30, 2013

G-FEST XX Updates

G-FEST XX is on the horizon, and plans are rounding into shape. This year's guests are suitmaker Shinichi Wakasa and suit actor Tsutomu Kitagawa, both of whom were involved in the Millennium Series. G-FEST stalwart Robert Scott Field (Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah) will also be on hand. Another intriguing guest will be filmmaker Shizuo Nakajima, whose "Wolfman, the Legendary Colossal Beast vs. Godzilla" made quite a stir when it was shown in part at last year's G-FEST.

On the movie front, "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla," "Gamera vs. Gaos" and "Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys" have been announced, but no times have been set as of this writing. The Thursday double-double feature is happening again this year for those who enjoy the "full immersion" experience. (I most certainly do.)

The programming this year will include the return of the G-FEST Kid's Thread, which offers children of all ages lots of Godzilla goodness. We here at Monsterland Ohio have the privilege of organizing this portion of G-FEST. If you will be at G-FEST XX and would be willing to lead a 20-30 minute session for a bunch of kaiju kids, please drop us a line at  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stunning Godzilla News!

The good folks at Legendary Pictures have released this photograph, announcing that Akira Takarada has indeed filmed a cameo for Legendary's "Godzilla." He is pictured here with director Gareth Edwards.

Super-fan Tim Bean has been leading the charge for a couple years to persuade the folks at Legendary to cast Takarada in the film. A few rumors were circulating that the distinguished actor had been spotted in Vancouver, but nothing had been substantiated...until now.

It is difficult to overstate how much goodwill this news will create among hardcore Godzilla fans. It sends the message that Legendary "gets it" and will not squander this opportunity to bring Godzilla to a worldwide audience.