GODZILLA MINUS ONE HEADLINES A SLATE OF OFFERINGS CELEBRATING THE 69TH ANNUAL GODZILLA DAY ON NOVEMBER 3
Tickets for the Highly Anticipated Action Thriller Go On Sale
on the Annual Holiday Commemorating the King of the Monsters
Toho International will Also Provide Fans with Access to Godzilla-Size Experiences, Exclusive Product Launches, Streaming Content, and More
OCTOBER 18, 2023 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Toho International, the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary that has brought global sensation Godzilla to life, today announced its monster-sized lineup of offerings tied to this year’s annual Godzilla Day on November 3.
Leading the celebration of all things “Godzilla,” tickets for the highly anticipated Godzilla Minus One, the upcoming Japanese kaiju film set to arrive in U.S. theaters on Friday, December 1, will go on sale on Friday, November 3. There will also be special Early Access Fan Event Screenings on Wednesday, November 29 in IMAX and large format theaters across the country.
Additionally, Toho International is rolling out a robust slate of offerings, from partnered product launches available on the newly launched Godzilla Store, a one-stop online shop for fans and collectors, to special screening events for all to enjoy.
“The Toho International team is thrilled to be part of movie history as we bring this visionary new Godzilla film to U.S. audiences on December 1,” said Kristin Parcell, General Manager of Toho International. “We’re proud to have some of the best fans and partners in entertainment and can’t wait to celebrate the 69th annual Godzilla Day with them.”
Toho International is collaborating with film/streaming, retail, and licensing partners to bring fans a lineup of activities and offerings to celebrate the King of the Monster’s 69th birthday. These include:
FILM, TV, AND SCREENINGS
Godzilla Minus One Tickets Go On Sale in the U.S. – Beginning November 3, fans can purchase tickets for the latest installment in the Godzilla film franchise. Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki and featuring music by Naoki Sato, Godzilla Minus One sees a devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla. As Godzilla emerges, it wreaks havoc and additional destruction on the nation, knocking the country into the negative. The first new Toho Godzilla film since 2016’s Shin Godzilla, Godzilla Minus One stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki.
Godzilla Day Stream-Along on Pluto TV – On November 3rd, cozy up on the couch for a movie marathon of fan-favorite Godzilla movies that span the last 69 years on Pluto TV’s Godzilla channel. To celebrate this monstrous event there will be a stream-along at 8pm ET/5pm PT highlighting a beloved Godzilla movie with special guests providing commentary.
One-Day-Only Special Screening of Godzilla 2000 in U.S. Theaters – Fathom Events and Sony Pictures are partnering to bring Godzilla 2000 to select theaters across the U.S. on November 1, just ahead of Godzilla Day. This special event will mark the first time U.S. movie-goers can see Godzilla 2000 on the big screen. Fans can learn more about the event, find out which theaters will be hosting screenings, and purchase tickets here.
Shout! TV Masters of Monsters – Shout! TV, the Shout! Studios streaming service, will celebrate Godzilla Day on November 3 with an encore presentation of MASTERS OF MONSTERS, the 2022 original production television special featuring John Carpenter as he hosts a marathon of four monster films directed by Ishiro Hondo including Gojira (1954), Rodan, Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, and The War of the Gargantuas. Fans of these kaiju films can also join in the Godzilla Day festivities early with Shout! TV’s sister channel TokuSHOUTsu as it runs Godzilla programming all week beginning October 30.
Jade City’s Godzilla Day Event – Jade City Foods’ FREE Godzilla Day celebration is returning to The Copper Rocket in Maitland, FL! This year’s event, taking place on October 26 at 7:30 pm ET, will include a night of food, games, and fun, all themed around our favorite destructive monster. Plus, Jade City is back with its beloved Godzilla Hot Sauce, bringing fans its third series from the popular collection.
RETAIL + MERCH
Official Godzilla Store Offerings – Fans can get their fill of Godzilla merch at the official Godzilla Store all year round, but in celebration of Godzilla Day, there will be even more unique merch and offerings to roar about! Included among the store’s must-have merch will be exclusive Godzilla Day apparel offered for a limited time preorder, exclusive SpaceGodzilla Soft Vinyl color variant and Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla Original Soundtrack LP color variant from Mondo, and a few additional surprises.
Kinokuniya USA Offers New Items – Kinokuniya, the Japan and US-based retailer known for its collection of books, magazines, gifts, and stationery, will import new products from Toho Stella alongside its store offerings of multiple Godzilla items.
Godzilla Goes POP! – In collaboration with Funko, 4 all-new Godzilla POP! figures will be available to purchase. Fans can learn more about the new releases coming soon here.
Mechagodzilla, Music, and Mondo – One of Toho International’s longest standing partners is back with special editions figures and music soundtracks! Mondo, the company known for releasing limited edition screen printed posters for films, vinyl movie soundtracks, toys, apparel, and more, has an impressive line up in celebration of Godzilla Day, including the Mechagodzilla by Attack Peter Figure (Silver variant), the Godzilla 2000: Millennium Original Soundtrack 2XLP, and the Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla Original Soundtrack.
Super7 Brings Nostalgia with ReAction Figures – Nothing brings back the nostalgia like holding your heroes or favorite characters in the palm of your hand! Soon, fans will have access to three all-new, wave 3 Godzilla 3.75″ scale ReAction figures from Super7 as well as preorders for wave 5 of Godzilla figures from the brand’s Ultimates line.
Exclusives from Surreal Entertainment – Did someone say exclusives? Surreal Entertainment is soon dropping three retailer exclusive Godzilla items to celebrate the monster’s birthday. Items include Godzilla Trading Cards (5 Below), a Heat Changing Coffee Mug (FYE), and Carnival Cups with Sipper Straws (Books-a-Million).
Godzilla Goes Adorable with YouTooz – YouTooz, the premium collectibles and detailed figures of the internet’s greatest, is dropping two new adorable Godzilla items to celebrate November 3! New products will include the Godzilla and Mothra Plush and the Godzilla Figural Coffee Mug.
A Godzilla Minus One Promo from UVS Games – UVS Games, the intersection of IP-driven fandom and social tabletop gaming, will offer special Godzilla Minus One promo cards on TCGplayer.com.
For more information on Godzilla Day and other content, visit Toho International on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and online at https://godzilla.com/.
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ABOUT TOHO INTERNATIONAL
Toho International, Inc., the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary, has brought classic Godzilla, with 70 years of storytelling and monster mayhem, brand awareness and excitement to audiences around the world through a comprehensive licensing program spanning toys & collectibles, gaming, apparel, accessories, publishing, seasonal, housewares, food & beverage, and many more categories. With over 25 live-action films, numerous animated films and series, and more action-packed new content to come, Toho has captured the love and attention of Godzilla fans from all across the globe. Always-on content accessible across multiple streaming platforms has put Godzilla and other Toho monsters at the forefront of consumers’ minds as the franchise gears up for an exciting next generation of storytelling and fandom.