Well, I finally broke down and ordered a Bandai Shin Godzilla figure through Amazon.com. It will be arriving here around August 4. I have tapered off on buying Godzilla figures as, to put it bluntly, I don't have much room.
From what I've seen so far, the buzz on Shin Godzilla (Toho Co., Ltd.) has been pretty positive from those who have seen it in advance screenings. It hits Japanese theaters today. That seems to be a far cry from the mixed reactions to Toho's last Godzilla movie, Godzilla Final Wars (2004). I happen to be in the "liking it" camp.
To make things even more exciting for fans, Shin Godzilla will be released theatrically in the U.S. and other North, Central and South American countries by Funimation Films as Godzilla Resurgence.
The announcement was made last week at Comic Con in San Diego.
According to Movieweb.com:
Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation Films announced its acquisition of the live action film Godzilla: Resurgence (a.k.a. Shin Godzilla) from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release Godzilla: Resurgence in theaters in late 2016.This will be the first theatrically-released Toho-produced Godzilla movie in the U.S. since Godzilla 2000 in August 2000.
|Above, the Godzilla mural at Toho Studios last October. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
We stopped by Toho Studios last October during the filming of Shin Godzilla. While we stepped foot inside the studio, we didn't get an invite to view the filming (not that we expected one). "Sigh."
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