Yep, I know it's on the schedule for the Brattle here in Cambridge for next month - we've been getting the teaser before every B&W movie they show there (dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah-dahdahdah...).
I have spent a reasonable amount of time in the Far East spread over the years. In this case, I saw the film in Japan around ’63 or so. For some reason the Japanese did not accommodate my pitiful Japanese in their theaters.
As I was responding mostly to Brook, and he is aware of my checkered international comings and goings, I was needlessly obscure. Sorry for the presumption.
I’ve actually seen lots of movies and TV over the years where I could not understand the local language. My advice is to make friends with an attractive member of the opposite sex who can explain what is happening by whispering closely in your ear, so as not to disturb the rest of the audience.
Still, this theatrical release MIGHT indicate an upcoming DVD release, and if it does, I'm most certainly pre-ordering this puppy. I have been anxious for DECADES to see the original cut of this film, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Hell, this would probably be worth the drive up to Dallas to see.
Not a contest Justin, but the Angelica is only about a mile or two from my house. I’ve walked a few times and will definitely be in attendance. Dallas may not be a tier one or two city when it comes to movie release, but we do get most of the things sometime.
I’ve probably watched Tokyo trampled more times that you are years old, Dome.
Besides which, it is coming to one of Dallas’ ‘art houses’. If it were going to be in one of the mainstream theaters, I could only attend under an assumed name.
On a serious note, I think that this is a highly important movie and enormously entertaining to boot.
Try watching this and Kurosawa’s I Live in Fear (made the year after Godzilla) at home as a double feature. This ought to give anyone some insight into post-war Japan. I’d also refer you to my recommendation on how to watch without subtitles.