Tag Archives: Kaiju
Gamera: The Giant Monster Review
While the Toho company was already on their sixth movie in the Godzilla franchise by 1965, the Daiei Motion Picture Company decided it was their time to get into the giant monster game, as well. Noriaki Yuasa’s Gamera was the first of what would become another iconic Japanese monster franchise in the years to follow.
During the Cold War, an unknown country’s aircraft is shot down by American pilots, after refusing to identify themselves. Due to the explosion caused by [...]
Godzilla on Monster Island! Review
As the years passed by and more Godzilla sequels were released, the Toho Company and the filmmakers involved in the franchise had to do everything they could to up the ante every time a new entry was created. With space invaders, a higher monster count, and better special effects, Jun Fukuda’s Godzilla on Monster Island! was the most ambitious and creative film in the series to date.
Two men who call themselves the chairmen of a non-profit organization in charge [...]
Since lately Frank has been on a kaiju kick in anticipation of the upcoming Godzilla movie, I figured I’d review one of my all time favorites, too — Matt Reeves’ 2008 film, Cloverfield. While it’s not exactly a kaiju film, it is an impressive monster movie that successfully blends in the found footage genre.
I’m well aware that this movie has a ton of people who don’t like it and I accept that, but hey, it can’t hurt to [...]
Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster Review
Next up on my list of Godzilla (and other kaiju) movie re-discovery is Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster. Yoshimitsu Banno’s 1971 take on the giant monster is a little darker tale than the last film I watched in the famous film franchise, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, making it a little more enjoyable for the every day horror and sci-fi fan.
A local shrimp fisherman discovers a unique type of tadpole and delivers it to Dr. Toru Yano [...]
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster Review
Due to the fact that Godzilla is making his return to the big screen next month, various studios are re-releasing their properties to the public. Because I am now visiting some of the kaiju movies that made the G man and other monsters so popular, you know I just had to get my hands on some of the new HD versions of the films. One of these titles being re-introduced is Jun Fukuda’s Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster.
Next month marks the official theatrical release of the impressive new Godzilla reboot. With less than a month left, I figured now was a better time than any to catch up on all of the kaiju movies that I’ve missed over the years. There are many to be seen, but I thought the best place to start was with Ishiro Honda’s 1961 flick, Mothra.
After a crew is rescued from an island, which recently suffered an atomic blast, it [...]