"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Thursday, July 1, 2010

San Francisco Tokusatsu Event on July 9, 2010


From the press release: Ultraman! Kamen Rider! The Power Rangers! These and many other colorful crusaders of justice are now recognized the world over as essential icons of Japanese pop culture. But where did they come from? Who created them? And what is it really like battling rubber monsters and the forces of evil on a regular basis? At 7:00 pm, July 7th, the new installment of "TokyoScope" will reveal the staggering truth about Japanese Superheroes!

Join hosts Patrick Macias (editor, Otaku USA magazine), August Ragone (author, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters), and Tomohiro Machiyama (founding editor, Movie Treasures magazine) as they explore the fascinating history and origins of Japanese superheroes using rare film clips and images from numerous tokusatsu, sentai, and henshin hero productions including ULTRA SEVEN, KIKAIDA, SPACE SHERIFF GAVAN, and many others! Admission is $10.00. For more details and screening times go to: www.vizcinema.com

1746 Post St,
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: 415-525-8600

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