After TOHO's Godzilla Minus One broke records at the box office, it will be re-released on January 12, 2024, in a new monochrome version and re-titled Godzilla-1.0/C (Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color). Right now, it looks like it is only screening in Japan, but hopefully, with the hype surrounding Minus One, which is still in theaters, the monochrome version will expand to other countries.
This re-release isn't a cash grab, but something director Takashi Yamazaki has been working on for a while.
"We are now able to announce Godzilla-1.0/C, which we have been working on for a long time. Rather than just making it monochrome, it is a cut by cut, I had them make adjustments while making full use of various mattes, as if they were creating a new movie. What I was aiming for was a style that looked like it was taken by masters of monochrome photography. We were able to unearth the texture of the skin and the details of the scenery that were hidden in the photographed data. Then, a frightening Godzilla, just like the one in the documentary, appeared. By eliminating color, a new sense of reality emerges. Please live and resist further fear at the theater." - Takashi Yamazaki
Check out the official trailer and poster below:
As more news comes in about Godzilla-1.0/C, we will report on it.