Shout! Factory TV to Host Gamera Movie Marathon
Shout! Factory TV is set to host a live movie marathon featuring the Gamera franchise on October 17.
The marathon will feature the first 11 movies in the series with 2006’s Gamera the Brave being the only movie not shown. The marathon is being held to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Daiei film monster. Tokusatsu expert August Ragone will host a Q&A event via Twitter during the event. The films will be played in chronological order, beginning with Gamera: The Giant Monster at 8 AM Eastern Standard Time and ending with Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, which begins at 11:45 PM.
Schedule of Films
Times listed are ET, approximate and subject to change.
8:00AM — Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)
9:30AM — Gamera VS. Barugon (1966)
11:15AM — Gamera VS. Gyaos (1967)
12:45PM — Gamera VS. Viras (1968)
2:15PM — Gamera VS. Guiron (1969)
3:45PM — Gamera VS. Jiger (1970)
5:15PM — Gamera VS. Zigra (1971)
7:00PM — Gamera: Super Monster (1980)
8:15PM — Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe (1995)
10:00PM — Gamera 2: Advent Of Legion (1996)
11:45PM — Gamera 3: Revenge Of Iris (1999)
Kadokawa recently announced the revival of the franchise with a movie to be directed and written by Katsuhito Kishii. A concept trailer was shown off in New York Comic-con to promote the movie, featuring CGI monsters. No release date has been set at this time.
In July 2015, Shout! Factory TV held a live kaijuu movie marathon, including episodes of Ultra Seven and Ultra Q.
Source: Shout! Factory TV