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Exclusive poster art: True-story-based kaiju film “NEZURA 1964” goes on pre-order tomorrow

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

It’s based on an actual monster movie that never wound up happening.

SRS Cinema begins pre-orders tomorrow, October 28 at 7 p.m. EST for NEZURA 1964, written, produced and directed by Hiroto Yokokawa. It’s based on Daiei Film’s aborted attempt to shoot a film called DAIGUNJU NEZURA, a.k.a. GIANT HORDE BEAST NEZURA, back in the ’60s (which also inspired 2002’s NEZULLA THE RAT MONSTER). Yukijiro Hotaru, Masanori Kikuzawa, Kazuma Yoneyama, Himawari Ono, Mai Saito, Ippei Osako, Yoshiro Uchida, Noboru Sato, Akira Ohashi, Shiro Sano, Bin Furuya and Mach Fumiake star; the synopsis: “Summer 1963. Nagano, the president of the Daiei Film Company, is in need of a new hit movie. He’s convinced by his special effects director Tsukaji to make a giant monster motion picture–but to outdo the studios’ competitors, not just any monster movie, but a ‘Giant Horde Beast’ feature. Along with veteran director Muraoka, assistant director Yukawa, and producer Shigeo, they set out to make a movie ‘in which hundreds of giant rats attack a city.’ Successful test footage is shot, and the new movie is set for production… However, disaster looms. And when the movie shoot is cancelled and the animals destroyed, an ever bigger threat emerges…”

SRS is offering the film on Blu-ray (just 200 copies) and VHS (only 25 copies); if all 200 discs sell out by November 11, 1,000 more units will be pressed. Special features are:

  • End song music video
  • Behind-the-scenes music video
  • Trailer
  • Kaiju trailers
  • SRS trailers

You’ll be able to find links to the active pre-order pages tomorrow evening here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.