As part of their Classic Movie Series The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex presents a screening of the 1956 film, Godzilla, King of the Monsters! starring Raymond Burr and Takashi Shimura, and with special effects directed by Eiji Tsuburaya.
Author August Ragone will be on hand sharing Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also profiles Tsuburaya's film collaborators, details his key films and shows, and spotlights the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.