This week we present a 20 minute edition of SciFi JAPAN TV EXTRA featuring Yoshimitsu Banno, director of 1971’s GODZILLA VS HEDORAH (ゴジラ対ヘドラ, Gojira Tai Hedora), released theatrically in the U.S in 1972 as GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER. Mr. Banno also served as Executive Producer on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA (2014).
In this exclusive video interview Mr. Banno discusses his early years at Toho Studios, the inspiration for GODZILLA VS HEDORAH, the development of this year’s GODZILLA, and much more!
About SCIFI JAPAN TV: Shot on location in Japan exclusively for the scifijapan.com website and produced by ACTV Japan, SciFi JAPAN TV delves into the world of Japanese monsters and scifi, featuring the latest and hottest tokusatsu events in Japan, as well as simple yet in-depth discussions with the people who bring all of our favorite films and television shows to life!
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