Shout! Factory TV and Famous Monsters of Filmland have teamed up for a very special event this weekend.
This Saturday, July 18th, Shout! Factory TV and Famous Monsters of Filmland will present a twenty-four hour Kaiju movie marathon. The livestream will run from midnight to midnight (EST) July 18th – 19th online at http://www.shoutfactorytvlive.com and on Pluto TV on channel 427 as well as on various mobile platforms. It will be hosted by Kaiju expert August Ragone and will feature no fewer than nine classic Godzilla movies. It will also feature fan favorite episodes of Ultra Seven and Ultra Q. Ragone, the two-time Rondo Award-winning author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, will offer a complete, in-depth introduction to each of the marathon’s movies. Ragone has commented on Japanese film and culture on a variety of mediums and at countless live events for more than three decades.
The complete listing and schedule for this weekend’s marathon is listed below.
KAIJU CONTENT STREAMING ON SHOUT! FACTORY TV LIVE:
Godzilla: The Uncut Japanese Original (1954)
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1954)
A 400-foot dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.
Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.
Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964)
A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.
Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster (1964)
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.
Monster Zero (1965)
Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.
Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla’s son, who is also having bully troubles.
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth’s cities.
ULTRA Q – 8 fan favorite episodes
“For the next 30 minutes, your eyes will leave your body and arrive in this strange moment in time…” In the world of Ultra Q, the very fabric of nature is warped into a state of unbalance, and all manner of strange phenomenon, and unearthly creatures, threaten the very future of mankind! On the scene are a world-renown scientist and his young friends—a girl photojournalist, an aviator, and his co-pilot—who investigate these supernatural menaces. When sheer military might is futile, the intrepid trio comes to the rescue, armed solely with their ingenuity, and scientific prowess, to quell these malevolent forces and restore the balance of nature.
The precursor to Ultraman, Ultra Q is a seminal science-fantasy television series in the monstrous mold of The Outer Limits and The X Files, which is deeply ingrained in the psyche of Japanese pop culture as The Twilight Zone is to America. Eiji Tsuburaya, the visual effects wizard behind Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra, creates a spectacular cavalcade of bizarre beasts and mass mayhem in each and every episode of this wildly popular series. Never before broadcast in the North America, Ultra Q stars Kenji Sahara (Rodan), Hiroko Sakurai (Ultraman), Yasuhiko Saijo (Destroy All Monsters), and is now available on Shout! Factory TV.
ULTRA SEVEN– 8 fan favorite episodes
The Earth is in danger! Even now, fiendish hands are stretching out from the distant stars to seize the world…From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji, the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, equipped with a squadron of Ultra Hawks, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line to combat the myriad of alien aggressors, who threaten the very existence of our planet. But, unbeknownst to his fellow teammates, Dan Moroboshi, is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity — considered the “7th member” of the Ultra Guard — better known as “Ultra Seven!”
Produced by the creative team behind Ultraman, Ultra Seven is the third entry in the “Ultra Series,” and is arguably the best of the long-running franchise, with its emphasis on science fiction and themes touching on subjects ranging from the cruelty of war to social and racial injustices in the grand tradition of Star Trek and The Outer Limits. Plus, Ultra Seven features the colossal monsters and spectacular visual effects viewers expect from the men who brought Godzilla to life!
Schedule of Films*
12:00 a.m. – Godzilla, the Uncut Japanese Original (1954)
1:45 a.m. – Ultra Q episodes
5:15 a.m. – Ultra Seven episodes
6:30 a.m. – Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954)
8:15 a.m. – Ultra Seven episodes
9:00 a.m. – Rodan (1956)
10:30 a.m. – Ultra Seven episodes
11:15 a.m. – Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
12:45 p.m. – Ultra Seven episodes
1:30 p.m. – Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
3:15 p.m. – Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
5:00 p.m. – Monster Zero (1965)
6:45 p.m. – Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
8:15 p.m. – Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
10:00 p.m. – Godzilla, the Uncut Japanese Original (1954)
11:45 p.m. – Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
1:15 a.m. – Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
3:00 a.m. – Godzilla, the Uncut Japanese Original (1954)
*Times listed are Eastern time, approximate and subject to change.
Audiences can check out a trailer for this weekend’s marathon online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh5PrOaCTZw.
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