Godzilla Minus One's new version confirms US release date

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Godzilla Minus One's new version gets US releaseToho

The previously announced black-and-white version of Godzilla Minus One has landed a US release date.

Cinemagoers in the States can admire the lizard with an appetite for destruction in all its retro glory from January 26 until February 1.

This new theatrical version, titled Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color, was released in Japan on January 12. No word on a UK release date just yet, but we'll let you know once black-and-white Godzilla stomps this way.

Written and directed by Akashi Yamazaki, who also oversees the visual effects with Kiyoko Shibuya, Godzilla Minus One has no connection to Warner Bros' MonsterVerse movies featuring the lizard like Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong.

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Following the box-office success of the film, Yamazaki promises a "visceral experience" to those who will manage to catch the new version in theatres.

"I was very happy that the North American audience embraced Godzilla Minus One," the filmmaker said (via Deadline).

"And now I am very pleased to be able to release a black-and-white version for North America as well. Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color will bring a new and visceral experience to audiences."

Speaking on the impact of black-and-white colour grading, Yamazaki detailed the amount of work behind this new version that looks up to "the masters of black-and-white photography".

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"The team did not just make the film monochrome, but coordinated it shot-by-shot, making full use of various mats, as if they were creating a new film," a statement on Godzilla Minus One's official website reads.

"The goal was to create an image tone as if taken by the masters of black-and-white photography," it continues.

"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."

Set after World War II, the film deals with the emergence of Godzilla as Japan is on the verge of political and economic collapse.

Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color will be released in US cinemas on January 26. Godzilla Minus One is in UK cinemas now.

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