Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The King of Monsters

If you have plans to be in Lawrence, Kansas at the end of this month, chances are that you will be attending the International Godzilla Conference.

If you are there, then you will be one of the fortunate few who will be able to catch a screening of the original Gojira, which has been shown in a limited number of cities throughout the Summer, in celebration of the 50th birthday of The King of Monsters.

If you don't know what the fuss is about, it's probably because you didn't realize that the 1956 "Raymond Burr" Godzilla was an americanized and much edited version . The original Japanese movie has seldom been seen in the U.S. and the DVD is rather tough to find, as well.

If you are inclined to attend the conference, note that all events are free. Because, as the organizers state, that's how Godzilla would want it.

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