The original Gojira is showing for a week all over the country and I caught the first show at 9:00 on Saturday morning at Nagamachi Movix. Since it's all in Japanese, it's a little tough to understand though it helps if you've already seen the movie several times before.
Some interesting observations: There were about 50 people in attendance and only one 8-year old lad who sat in front of me. There was a preview of the new Godzilla and the kid exclaimed, " 新しいアメリカのゴジラはいやだ! " (I hate the American Godzilla!)
I found it interesting that watching this post-Earthquake/tsunami, I have a different take on it than previously. Most of the evacuation and refugee procedures are still used today, 60 years later.
The first appearance of Gojira, peeking out from behind the hill and the last appearance when he becomes (Spoiler) fish-food, still gives me a chill.
Since it's only 1000 yen, I may give it another view before the week is through.
The bad news about the movie is that they've introduced a whole bunch of new Goods that were irresistible.
Since I'm wearing glasses more frequently, I decided I couldn't do without this めがねケース (megane-case) and cleaning cloth.
I thought this pen, bottle cap and earphone jack were pretty cool looking until I got them home and discovered that it is the exact same figure reproduced thrice. (Regardless, still pretty cool looking!)
It wouldn't be a day at the movies for me if I didn't pick up a clear file and what I thought was one turned out to be two clear files. Woohoo!
The biggest surprise and thrill for me was the Movie Program. It was sealed and pricey but I took the chance and am I glad I did. Within another clear file, there was complete reproduction of the Original Program from 60 years ago!! Furthermore, a reproduction of a newspaper story and a cast list and synopsis.
An even bigger surprise, a half dozen large postcards showcasing the most iconic moments from the movie!
Not a bad haul if I do say so myself.