Last week, John Carpenter put out a teaser hinting at some sort of collaboration with SHOUT! Factory TV that is related to Godzilla. I mentioned that there were a lot of reveals and teasers coming out of the woodworks after Godzilla-Fest was announced, speculated about a few possibilities of what this collab could be, and what I would like to see. On Tuesday, September 27th, we finally got the full reveal and it was what most fans expected it to be, a Godzilla movie marathon.
This marathon titled MASTERS OF MONSTERS is scheduled to start on November 3rd (Godzilla Day) and end on November 6th beginning at 6pm PST/9pm EST. The interesting part is how the movies are scheduled with only one movie per day.
Godzilla is set to start off the marathon on November 3rd. Next, there is Rodan on November 4th followed up with Ghidorah, The Three–Headed Monster on November 5th. Lastly, there is War of the Gargantuas to end the marathon on November 6th. So we only have two actual Godzilla movies and two stand alone movies.
Here is the interesting part, if this was a typical movie marathon like Comet TV does every month then it would be a set schedule of Godzilla movies playing one after the other all weekend. That is not what SHOUT! Factory TV has scheduled. There is only one movie per day. It could just be that there are other movies and shows scheduled and SHOUT! just wants to keep a consistent schedule with those shows. However, I can't help wonder if this is really all there is or if there is more that SHOUT! and Carpenter are not telling us. Most likely this is all there is and I am just giving my hopes up for something more. I could go to the Comet channel and watch a marathon of Godzilla movies from there. I would have to wait an entire month, but it would be more worth it than watching one movie a day. I would have just preferred a whole day of monster movies rather than just one per day.
On the other hand, this is supposed to be Godzilla's anniversary we are talking about here. The Godzilla movie marathon is set up because SHOUT! and John Carpenter want to celebrate this anniversary by doing this special. So I want to believe there is something more to this marathon than just one movie per day for four nights. That is whether we get a documentary about each of the movie or John Carpenter surprises us with a fan film, I feel there has to be more to it than just the four movies.
What are your thoughts on the collaboration between SHOUT! Factory TV and John Carpenter? Is it about what you expected or did you hope for something more? Do you think there could be something else other than a movie marathon? Leave a comment in the comments section of your thoughts on the announcement. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Minds, MeWe, Gab, and TRUTH Social to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.