Posts Tagged ‘Kaiju’
The Asian film industry of the mid 70s was infused with the spirit of sharing–or, at least, borrowing. And often without permission. One of the results of this was a series of incredibly strange hybrid superhero films that were just as likely to include figures from Thai folklore as they were mad scientists and damsels in distress. In this episode therefore we’ll be discussing two of these pan-Asian franken-films, Mars Men and Superriders Against The Devils.
00m 00s – Intro/Mars Men background/The story of Sompote Sands
32m 38s – Mars Men review
57m 50s – Kamen Rider & Superriders Against The Devils background
63m 00s – Superriders Against The Devils review
The master holds the secret to open the doors of hell! The horror of science gone wrong! A power hungry maniac starts a chain of events that almost destroys the world!
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00m 00s – Intro/Pierre Kirby biography
21m 00s – Thunder Of Gigantic Serpent review
50m 48s – Mark Houghton biography
58m 50s – Kickboxer From Hell review
General Guan Yu battles aliens from Mars. Interested yet?
This slowly more widespread 1976 movie The Big Calamity (aka War God) is an event unlike any other from Taiwan. An event that sparks giddiness in even non fans of the men in suits smashing buildings and battling other man in suits-movies. Taiwan was a little Kaiju-engine that could
00m 00s – Intro/The Big Calamity production background/Taiwan Kaiju through the ages
42m 00s – Chen Hung-min bio/discussion
51m 58s – General Guan Yau background
58m 18s – The Big Calamity review
Fight choreographer and author John Kreng drops by in the conclusion to our Kaiju-themed Japan On Fire. A laid back chat between him and Ken covers a bit of the technical side to the action in the monster movies, John’s love for 70s grindhouse, B-movies, what makes martial acting and why not discuss a bit of RoboCop while we’re also at it.
KEN’S EDIT:Excuse my misidentification of who does the stunt in No Regret, No Return. It’s apparently Sam Wong (who fought Jackie at the beginning of Police Story III).
Author of “Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla” shares with Ken the very first childhood Kaiju-exposure, how it’s corrupted him since, comparison of the Godzilla eras and basically verbally writing a love letter to the Gamera-series. Yet another. It’s deserved. Read the rest of this entry »
Filmmaker/filmhistorian/trivia machine Ronald L. Strong goes over his fanatic history digging Kaiju. It’s a delightful journey as well as an aggrivating one thanks to a fair few characters taking hold of the Godzilla franchise in the 80s and onwards. Gamera still rocked though!
Our special guests from the main Kaiju JOF’s get their own spotlight in an interview series (expanding our current JOF into a Kaiju in itself really). Brian Kirby is the head honcho over at Shelf Life Clothing and a passionate Kaiju-fan. We cover original introduction to the genre, Godzilla through the ages and further love directed towards Gamera of the 90s. Here’s the link to Brians Online Store; http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/