Toho has announced “Godzilla Minus One / C (Minus Color)”, a black-and-white edition of the acclaimed Japanese “Godzilla” film that is making a number of best of year film lists.

This version of the film will be released in 340 theaters across Japan from January 12th 2024. Director Takashi Yamazaki says in a statement that this alternate version has been in the works for a long time.

In a statement from the official site and translated by Crunchyroll, Takashi Yamazaki says:

“The team did not just make the film monochrome, but coordinated it shot-by-shot, making full use of various mats (grayscale images used to specify only the necessary area in each material when compositing multiple image materials), as if they were creating a new film.

The goal was to create an image tone as if taken by the masters of black-and-white photography. I asked them to unearth as much skin texture and landscape detail as possible, which were latent in the captured data.

Then, Godzilla appeared, as terrifying and horrifying as in a documentary. A new sense of reality that looms over you by losing colors. Please come to the theater and live and resist the further horror.”

The regular “Godzilla Minus One” opened in Japan on November 3rd and saw 2.87 million admissions – making it the fourth top-grossing Japanese live-action film of 2023. It grossed approximately 4.4 billion yen in Japan, and has taken a further $34 million in North America so far.

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