Monday, November 2, 2015
KUMI MIZUNO TALKS GARGANTUAS! Ikebukuro Humax Cinemas Hosts the Special Event!
November 2 saw a special screening of War of the Gargantuas (1966) at the Ikebukuro Humax Cinemas as part of an all-night film festival celebrating Godzilla's 61st anniversary.
I'm not a big fan of all-night film festivals, so I elected only to watch War of the Gargantuas and to attend the subsequent Q&A session with actress Kumi Mizuno. Director Shusuke Kaneko (GMK, the Heisei Gamera series) was a surprise guest during the Q&A.
Seeing War of the Gargantuas in 35mm (and on a massive theater screen) was a delight. I don't think it's ever looked better!
Mizuno-san looked great, and she shared many laughs about her career in tokusatsu. After the interview, Mizuno-san handed each attendee a signed bromide card, and a staff member gave each attendee the rest of the bromide set. Suffice it to say, it was a joy to shake hands and speak with Mizuno-san again.