The University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies will be showing a series of Japanese monster films this fall. The films will be shown on Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in room Myerson B4. The film screenings are part of a class series, but are being offered free and open to the public (up to room capacity). See below for the film list.


Giant Monsters of Japan Film Series Fall 2016

Tuesdays 7-9 PM Myerson B4
Date Title Director Year Description
Aug. 30 Godzilla (Blu-ray)
Honda Ishirō 1954 The original masterpiece of dark horror.
Sept. 6 Mothra
Honda Ishirō 1961 Gigantic moth destroys Tokyo to save her tiny friends.
Sept. 13 Ghidorah the Three-headed Monster
Honda Ishirō 1964 Mothra convinces Godzilla and Rodan to repel an invader.
Sept. 20 Gamera the Invincible
Yuasa Noriaki 1965 Giant fire-breathing turtle appears in the Arctic.
Sept. 27 Destroy All Monsters
Honda Ishirō 1968 Giant monsters attack the world; Godzilla resists.
Oct. 4 Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Banno Yoshimitsu 1971 Pollution coalesces and attacks Tokyo; Godzilla comes to the rescue.
Oct. 11 Return of Godzilla
Hashimoto Kōji 1984 Godzilla attacks power plant, submarines and Tokyo.
Oct. 18 Nausicä of the Valley of the Winds
Miyazaki Hayao 1985 Giant insects and poisonous mold threaten a village.
Oct. 25 Gamera, Guardian of the Universe
ガメラ 大怪獣空中決戦
Kaneko Shūsuke 1995 Giant turtle saves the world from huge flesh-eating bats.
Nov. 1 The Great Yōkai War
Miike Takeshi 2005 Ancient monsters respond to a resurrected overlord..
Nov. 8 Godzilla 2000: Millenium Okawara Takao 1999 A meteorite transforms into an alien spaceship
Nov. 15 Godzilla Mothra and King Ghidorah
Kaneko Shūsuke 2001 Ancient Protectors defend the world from Godzilla.
Nov. 29 Godzilla: Final Wars
Kitamura Ryōhei 2004 Giant monsters attack the world; Godzilla resists, aided by a man-made mutant army.
Dec. 6 Godzilla (2014) Gareth Edwards 2014 After a nuclear disaster giant creatures appear and threaten the world.

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