Zipangu Fest and Cigarette Burns Cinema present a Creature Feature Double Bill in 35mm and full extra widescreen TohoScope!
Zipangu Fest is a London-based Japanese Film Festival, which will run from September 14 – 16. As a launch event, they have joined forces with Indie exhibitor Cigarette Burns Cinema to bring us to classic Toho Creature Features!
If you know me at all, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that I have a huge love for all things Godzilla, and anything with giant monsters. The chance to see two of these films up on the big screen – in original 35mm no less – is an exciting prospect!
King Kong Vs Godzilla is undoubtedly the better known of the two (It’s one of only two Godzilla films available to buy in this country. I want my box set dammit!). In this one, King Kong and Godzilla go head to head to find out who is the true king of the monsters. Of course, no masterful stop-motion here, it’s all men in suits. To get the most out of it – watch Kong’s arms. They change length throughout, depending on whether he needs to pick anything up or not!
Matango, Fungus of Terror is one of those real cult gems that I have yet to see, so I’m glad it’s getting a screening! The story follows follows a yacht full of privileged Tokyo-ites who are forced to face their primordial selves after they find themselves washed up on deserted tropical island festooned with clumps of fungus.