Daikaijû no atoshimatsu [What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?] (2022)

There have been a lot of Kaiju parodies coming out of Japan lately. I suppose it is inevitable as it has been six years since Godzilla stomped through Tokyo in Shin Godzilla and Godzilla: Final Wars premiered over a decade before that, while the last Gamera entry fizzled badly at the box office in 2005. Clearly, […]

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Konga TNT (2020)

And once again I watched a movie I was never, ever going to watch. Let’s face it: I’ve seen Brett Kelly’s movies before.  Well, to be precise, I’ve seen one of his movies, Raiders of the Lost Shark (2015), it just feels like I’ve seen a lot more of them because that one is so bad. […]

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Nezura 1964 (2020)

In 1963, Daiei started production on their attempt to break into the market for movies featuring giant monsters. However, instead of yet another giant lizard creature, they hit on the notion of something very different: a movie featuring a horde of deadly beasts. Giant rats, to be precise. But things didn’t work out as planned […]

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Sengoku machine GoShogun: toki no ihôjin [GoShogun: The Time Étranger] (1985)

(aka, GoShogun: The Time Stranger) There’s weird, then there’s Japanese Anime weird. And if you want proof you need look no further than GoShogun: The Time Étranger: here we have a children’s bright and colorful Giant robot television series, much in the vein of Voltron, which was adapted four years after the series ran into […]

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Yamata no Orochi no Gyakushu [Eight-Headed Giant Serpent’s Counterattack] (1985)

Now those of you familiar with Japanese mythology (or who are obsessive Toho monster fans) may have heard of Yamata no Orochi. This was the monstrous, eight-headed dragon god the legendary hero, Susano-o fought to save a girl who was about to be sacrificed to it.  This story appears in the classic 1959 Toho epic, […]

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

I knew this was going to happen. After all, it keeps happening to the big green guy.  Sooner or later, the Legendary American version of him was bound to end up back in the Seventies. I know, I know.  You’re thinking “You mean the Sixties.  After all, that’s when he fought King Kong before.” But, […]

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Waiting for Gorgo (2009)

Buried deep in the bowels of the British Ministry of Defense bureaucracy at Whitehall, the mysterious agency D.M.O.A has survived for almost Sixty years, even if it has now dwindled to no more than two employees.  But what does it do, and why is it still funded after all these years? And who is the […]

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