Godzilla’s Monochrome Roar: Limited Edition Remaster for North American Theaters

Godzilla's Monochrome Roar

Toho International’s recent announcement has sent ripples of excitement among Godzilla enthusiasts as the black-and-white version of “Godzilla Minus One” titled Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color gears up for a special one-week screening in North American theaters.

This limited-edition viewing experience promises to captivate audiences from January 26 to February 1.

Director’s Delight

Director, writer and VFX supervisor Takashi Yamazaki expressed his joy over the warm reception of “Godzilla Minus One” in North America. To elevate the cinematic experience a black-and-white rendition has been crafted for the audience.

Yamazaki anticipates that Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color will offer a fresh and visceral journey for viewers.

Box Office Triumph: Surpassing Records

As of January 10, the film has soared to impressive heights securing an estimated US$49.74 million in the U.S. box office. Notably, it has overtaken “Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train” earning the title of the second highest-grossing Japanese film in U.S. history.

Additionally, it proudly claims the fifth spot among the highest-grossing non-English language films in the U.S.

Japanese Premiere and Critical Acclaim

“Godzilla Minus One” initially premiered in Japan on November 3, 2023, commemorating “Godzilla Day.” The film’s remarkable success is evident in its box office performance gathering 1,04,1193,460 yen (approximately US$6.93 million) in its first three days.

The movie’s accolades include nominations for the Critics Choice Awards and recognition from The Chicago Film Critics Association.

Oscar Recognition and Mainichi Film Awards

The film is making waves on the global stage, being shortlisted for the Visual Effects category at the Academy Awards. This marks the first time a Japanese film has achieved such recognition in this category.

Meanwhile, in Japan “Godzilla Minus One” is nominated in six categories at the 78th Mainichi Film Awards showcasing its multifaceted excellence.

As the iconic roar of Godzilla resonates in monochrome splendor, fans eagerly await this limited-edition screening. “Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color” promises not only a visual treat but also a testament to the enduring legacy of one of cinema’s most beloved monsters.


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