Revivals film screening: Godzilla: The Japanese Original
Widely considered the best monster movie of the sci-fi loving 1950s, Godzilla: The Japanese Original returns. This 60th-anniversary restoration features scenes deleted from versions previously screened in the United States and coincides with a new Hollywood remake.
H-bomb testing stirs a 400-foot sea dragon who terrorizes Tokyo like a fire-breathing King Kong, crushing trains and swatting down fighter planes. The monster is rendered in "suitmation" by special-effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya, and the added scenes showcase the performance of the monster's human costar, Takashi Shimura, who portrayed the leader of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai later that year.