Tuesday 24 October 2023


By Jon Donnis
Get ready to witness the return of cinema's most iconic monster in a terrifying new incarnation as Toho brings us "GODZILLA MINUS ONE." This upcoming Japanese kaiju blockbuster is set to hit cinemas, IMAX, and 4DX screens nationwide in the United Kingdom and Ireland on December 15th, 2023, marking a thrilling return to Godzilla's post-war roots.

It's been almost seven decades since the King of Monsters first stomped onto the silver screen, leaving an indelible mark on global pop culture. Now, Anime Limited and Toho Co., Ltd. are thrilled to announce the imminent arrival of "GODZILLA MINUS ONE," exclusively in theaters, to captivate and terrify audiences once again.

This latest installment in Toho's classic Godzilla series takes a bold step back in time, harking back to the franchise's post-war origins. In a Japan burdened by the weight of previous losses, a new, monstrous threat emerges, pushing a society already grappling with despair to the brink of destruction. As the question looms, when despair is heaped upon despair, can the people of Japan not only survive but also muster the strength to fight back?

Takashi Yamazaki, the acclaimed filmmaker behind "GODZILLA MINUS ONE," describes the film as the culmination of all his previous work and insists that it deserves to be "experienced" rather than merely "watched" in the theater. Inspired by iconic science fiction works like STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, Yamazaki has become a prominent figure in Japan's visual effects industry, earning accolades for his ability to bring Japan's beloved pop culture icons to life on the big screen. With an impressive portfolio that includes titles like "Stand By Me Doraemon," "Lupin III: The First," and "The Great War of Archimedes," Yamazaki is poised to deliver a Godzilla experience like no other.

The journey of "GODZILLA MINUS ONE" began with its world premiere on October 18th, 2023, leaving audiences in awe and anticipation. The film was also selected as the closing feature of the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival, a testament to its cultural significance and cinematic excellence. The movie stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, known for his role in "Your Name," alongside Minami Hamabe of "Shin Kamen Rider" fame, promising a powerful cast that will bring this monster epic to life.

Prepare to witness the most despairing chapter in the history of the Godzilla series! After the war, Japan finds itself reduced to nothing, and just when hope seems lost, Godzilla emerges, plunging the nation into an unprecedented state of negativity. This marks the most desperate situation in Japan's history. Who will step up, and how, to confront this colossal menace? Will Japan find the courage and resilience to stand against it?

"GODZILLA MINUS ONE" promises an immersive and heart-pounding experience. The film will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles, allowing fans to fully immerse themselves in the epic tale of destruction, despair, and defiance.

Mark your calendars for December 15th, 2023, and prepare to experience the ultimate Godzilla movie as "GODZILLA MINUS ONE" roars to life in cinemas, IMAX, and 4DX screens across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the return of the iconic monster to its roots in this post-war, jaw-dropping spectacle. Godzilla is back, and this time, the stakes have never been higher!