08:11 - 25th July 2012, by David West

Japanese Creature Double Feature At The Prince Charles In August

On Wednesday 22 August 2012 at 7:00pm, the Prince Charles Cinema will play host to a double bill of truly monstrous proportions.

Zipangu Fest is teaming up with independent cult cinema exhibitor Cigarette Burns to two classic Japanese creature features to the big screen, King Kong vs. Godzilla and Matango, Fungus of Terror.

Both films will be screened in their English language versions on 35mm and in full widescreen TohoScope for maximum impact.

The movies were directed by Ishiro Honda, the man who created Godzilla in 1954 and who was a colleague and close friend of Akira Kurosawa.

Titans clash in King Kong vs. Godzilla as the atomic powered lizard goes toe-to-toe with the world's mightiest ape. Who will triumph and what will be left of Japan?

Matango, Fungus of Terror was adapted from the 1907 short story The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson. A group of wealthy people from Tokyo are shipwrecked on a remote island where they discover the fungus that grows all over the terrain has a strange and terrible effect on anyone who eats it. But as hunger sets in the shipwrecked people face a stark choice - starve or eat the mushrooms and lose their humanity.

The Triple Creature Double Feature programme is sponsored by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and will travel to a number of venues around the UK following its London opening.

Zipangu Fest is set to return to the capital from 14 to 16 September at The Cinema Museum in Kennington. The line-up for the next Fest will be announced at the Prince Charles at the Creature Double Feature screening.

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