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A Feast of Mystery and Horror – “OPERATION: MYSTERY” and “HORROR THEATER UNBALANCE”
Aug 24, 2019 at 10:00 am - Aug 25, 2019 at 6:05 pm￥500 – ￥1200
The Japan of 50 years ago depicted by Tsuburaya Production
Renowned for its creation of the Ultraman series, Tsuburaya Production followed the opuses “Ultra Q,” “Ultraman,” and “Ultra Seven” with “OPERATION: MYSTERY” (Kaiki Daisakusen). Although no monsters appear in it, the “OPERATION: MYSTERY” series is a masterpiece adopting bizarre incidents of human causes as its theme, and takes the science fiction element, human drama, and streak of social satire manifested in “Ultra Q” and “Ultra Seven” to even higher levels.
Centering on stories of horror and mystery, the “HORROR THEATER UNBALANCE” (Kyofu Gekijo Unbalance) series mobilized the talents of several first-rate directors. In spite of this, it was long regarded as a phantom undertaking because of the long time taken before it was actually shown.
Although both of these series were produced about 50 years ago, between 1968 and 1970, they are studded with themes that remain current even today, such as the destruction of nature and motiveless murders.
The Program will show the finest works from the two series. Sit back and savor their world of mystery and horror while immersing yourself in the scenes and air of their times!