Godzilla: Minus One Getting Black and White Release

The King of the Monsters will once again menace moviegoers in monochrome.

The King of the Monsters will once again menace moviegoers in monochrome.

Godzilla: Minus One Getting Black and White Release

Toho has announced that Godzilla: Minus One is getting a black and white release and released a new trailer and posters.

“We sincerely thank you for helping Godzilla: Minus One make cinematic history. To celebrate the end of our theatrical release, we are bringing Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color to North American theatres for one week only starting January 26,” tweeted Toho.

Toho added in a second tweet, “Survive and fight in black and white. Experience Godzilla: Minus One in the new limited release, Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color. In theatres nationwide for one week only. Tickets on sale now.”

Watch the trailer below.

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What is Godzilla: Minus One about?

70 years after instilling fear in global audiences 1954’s black and white Godzilla, the King of the Monsters will once again menace moviegoers in monochrome as Godzilla Minus One is re-released for one week only as Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color.

Playing in theaters everywhere January 26 through February 1, the Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color run marks every North American’s fan’s final chance to catch either version of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, record-breaking global hit during its original theatrical run. The special release of Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color gives fans a way to commemorate the global phenomenon they helped propel to the forefront of pop culture with an intentional creative choice by its director.

“I was very happy that the North American audience embraced Godzilla Minus One and gave us such positive feedback as ‘It was incredible,’ ‘It was scary,” and ‘It made me cry,'” said Director, Screenwriter, and Visual Effects Supervisor Takahashi Yamazaki, “And now I am very pleased to be able to release a black-and-white version for North America as well. Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color will bring a new and visceral experience to audiences and I hope they will tremble with a new kind of terror.”

Godzilla Minus One has earned $51 million in North America and is now both the highest grossing Japanese language film and the fifth highest grossing non-English-language film in North American box office history.

Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color is not just a simple black and white version,” Yamazki said, “The colorist took the care and the time to go through a careful and very complex process. The black-and-white images make Godzilla look very realistic and documentary-like, which leads to even more fear. Even we have seen Godzilla many times, but we felt that something completely different appeared there. It is very scary. So this is not only for those who liked Godzilla Minus One but also those who are seeing it for the first time. They should definitely see this black-and-white version. Especially the scene at the beginning where Godzilla appears in the night – it is so terrifying that it made my knees shake!”

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Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color opens in theaters everywhere for one week only starting January 26, with all versions of Godzilla Minus One leaving theaters after February 1.

Be advised that some locations may be showing both Godzilla Minus One and Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color, so be sure to select the version you want to see when buying tickets.

Watch the trailer:

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