Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! (Live Sound Cinema)
Director: Sh?suke Kaneko Run Time: 105 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 2001 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring: Chiharu Niiyama, Masahiro Kobayashi, Mizuho Yoshida, Ryudo Uzaki
GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK! – The ultimate kaiju battle royale set to a live score by BLACK LODGE.
NOTE: This is a live music event creating a new film score for GODZILLA: GMK. The film will be played silent with subtitles.
Godzilla can be surprisingly morally ambiguous for a giant, rampaging hell-monster. Sometimes he’s nice and saves kids from crab monsters and pollution creatures; sometimes he’s more of a neutral force of nature; and then sometimes he’s just an evil spirit of vengeance hellbent on blowing up absolutely everything. This last mode is how we find Big G in the ridiculously titled Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack!
With his eyes clouded white and his mouth locked in a hateful snarl, Godzilla blows through GMK like a typhoon, blasting through the army and three of his most famous opponents with atomic breath that hits like a damn H-bomb. Thin on just about everything but amazing displays of destruction, GMK is all-out monster mayhem front to back.
For this Live Sound Cinema presentation, we’ve invited drone-y metal outfit Black Lodge (a collective of musicians led by guitarist/composer Geoff Gersh) to provide an appropriately loud live-score to one of Godzilla’s best battle royales.
Part of Nitehawk’s March LARGE AND IN CHARGE screening series.