Tonight at the Egyptian: Meet Ze Monsters

Some men just want to watch the world burn?

Japan’s Toho Studios, makers of Godzilla, have been embracing that concept for over 50 years now.

Tonight, as part of it’s 8th Annual Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, the American Cinematheque is screening Bringing Godzilla Down to Size, a new documentary on the men (and men in suits) behind Godzilla and many of his kaiju-eiga (giant monster) brethren. There will be a discussion with the film’s producers Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski following the film. Also screening on the same bill are two of Toho’s finest non-Godzilla extravaganzas: War of the Gargantuas (1966) and Mothra (1961).

And let’s be honest, haven’t you just been dying for a good reason to put these on?

Photo: Still from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. Courtesy of Steve Ryfle.