Kaiju Big Battel

[email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BSG PR / Brian Gross /818-343-3673 / [email protected]


Kaiju Big Battel Continues 2003 National Campaign With Philadelphia Debut at Electric Factory on Saturday May 31st, 2003

Calendar: Music, Performing Arts, and Unrivaled Live-Action ComedyWho: Kaiju Big Battel with musical guest Need New BodyWhere: The Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA When: Saturday, May 31, 2003. Doors at 7:30 PMTickets: Ticket prices: $20 (advanced) and $22 (day of show). All Ages. Tickets at the EFC box office (1231 Vine Street), TLA box office (334 South Street), Ticketmaster locations or charge 215-336-2000 or go to Ticketmaster.com.

The Kaiju Big Battel Universe continues to expand! After conquering the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, Kaiju Big Battel makes its Philadelphia debut on May 31st. Come join 2,000 lucky Kaiju fans and 20-plus giant city-crushing monsters, aliens, and heroes, as Kaiju Big Battel stars in Philly Factory Fighto. Kaiju’s multi-media production will showcase Kaijutron video screens, the towering Danger Cage, the fan favorite Danger Zone (a Double-Dare-inspired audience participation area) and the debut of two new Kaiju monsters (It’s a surprise!). And wait, there’smore– very special musical guests the Need New Body will kick off the spectacle.

Philly Factory Fighto marks the third event of what will prove to be the biggest year in Kaiju Big Battel’s epic history. After the Big Battel invades Philadelphia, Kaiju mayhem will be unleashed in LA, SanFrancisco, Chicago, and Boston. And in 2003 the continuing monstersaga will be captured in a trade press book from Hyperion Books and a full length DVD release from Redline Entertainment.

Philly Factory Fighto schedule of events:Pre-show party with monstersMusical prelude by Need New Body

Match 1: Seafood Soup Surprise RematchKung-Fu Chicken Noodle Vs. Unibouzu

Match 2: Muck RakerDusto Bunny Vs. Gomi-man

Battel Break: Fan Fun TimeLos Plantanos and 2 Lucky Fans

Match 3: Duo-Danger DuetSky Deviler and Mota Naru Vs. Slo Feng and American Beetle

Match 4: Championship Belt ContestHell Monkey VS Silver Potato

About Kaiju Big BattelKaiju Big Battel is a modern conflict of epic proportions. Planet Earth is under threat: scattered throughout the galaxy is a monstrous mob of maniacal villains, menacing alien beasts, and giant, city-crushing monsters that are waging war against one another. Presiding over this mayhem is the Kaiju Commissioner, an enigmatic human-arbiter appointed by a clandestine cadre of world leaders to regulate Kaiju rage. If the Kaiju Commissioner doesn’t do his job perfectly – or if civilization isn’t careful – the entire world could get caught in the crossfire.

Currently, the Kaiju Universe maintains an active roster of approximately 30 monsters, including a blue alien-glutton named Sky Deviler, a factory-worker-turned-soup-can called Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, a dirty-hare-sage dubbed Dusto Bunny, Uchu Chu the Space Bug (self-explanatory), and a despicable, square-headed mad scientist known as Dr. Cube. In addition to the Kaiju Commissioner, a few other privileged humans also get a piece of the action, including Referee Jingi, a mustachioed official who enforces fairness and civility in the ring, Anthony Salbino, an urban renewal expert who reconstructs crumbled cityscapes between Battels, and one tuxedo-wearing, mouth-running MC.

About Studio KaijuStudio Kaiju, an independent Boston-based performance and media group, is the creator of Kaiju Big Battel, the world’s only live monster mayhem spectacle. Producer of consistently sold-out events, Studio Kaiju is best known for its live tournament-style performances, which are a tongue-in-cheek hybrid of American pro-wrestling, Japanese monster-movie mayhem, and lowbrow pop-culture. These events typically take place in a monster-sized wrestling ring, lined with miniature cityscape and random, over-sized Japanese monster-movie props.

To fund its monster creations and metropolitan destruction, Studio Kaiju produces and distributes its own line of merchandise including videos, T-shirts, lunchboxes and a whole catalogue of other cool but useless, limited-edition collectibles. The world of Kaiju Big Battel is also supported by Studio Kaiju’s acclaimed web site, kaiju.com, which hosts Kaiju Big Battel news, monster profiles, videos of live events, arcade-style games, and the most fun online mall ever.