Godzilla: Minus One Black and White Release Announced

Toho releases a new poster and teaser to celebrate the monochrome vesion.

Godzilla: Minus One Black and White Release Announced

Toho has plans to re-release Godzilla: Minus One in black and white paying homage to the original King of the Monster movie from 1954.

A new teaser and poster has been released.

The plan is to release the Godzilla: Minus One black and white version in Japan on Jan. 12 with a new title, Godzilla-1.0/C (Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color). No word if it will make it to the U.S. but it is said the black-and-white release with expand to other countries.

“We are now able to announce Godzilla-1.0/C, which we have been working on for a long time,” said director Takashi Yamazaki. “Rather than just making it monochrome, it is a cut by cut, I had them make adjustments while making full use of various mattes, as if they were creating a new movie. What I was aiming for was a style that looked like it was taken by masters of monochrome photography. We were able to unearth the texture of the skin and the details of the scenery that were hidden in the photographed data. Then, a frightening Godzilla, just like the one in the documentary, appeared. By eliminating color, a new sense of reality emerges. Please live and resist further fear at the theater.”

godzilla minus one black white poster

Smashing success

The flick which cost less than $15 million to make has more than 4x’d its budget and has a $64.2 million worldwide gross. A majority of the gross is from North America with $34.4 million.

As a result of its U.S. success, Toho announced additional screenings and an extended theatrial release.

I saw it in IMAX and loved it. Critics and fans also love it as Godzilla: Minus One has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes score from both critics and the audience.

Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki and featuring music by Naoki Sato, Godzilla Minus One will see postwar Japan face new fear in the form of Godzilla.

The first new Toho Godzilla film since 2016’s Shin GodzillaGodzilla Minus One stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki.

Watch the teaser:


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