07.27.2014: Gamera vs. Gyaos Daikaiju Discussion

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T'Igor, Kyle, Bryan and Rachel discuss the classic Gamera outing, Gamera vs Gyoas!

T’Igor, Kyle, Bryan and Rachel discuss the classic Gamera outing, Gamera vs Gyoas!

This month, the Kaijucast dives into the third film in the Gamera franchise, Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967). This was a very well received movie and I’m thrilled that we got so much homework in! Bryan and Rachel came over to save the co-host day, but we also had T’Igor join us for most the episode too. Hopefully you will also enjoy it. We finally have a lot of news to cover in this episode – some of it because of San Diego Comic Con happening this same weekend. So make sure to click the links below for some truly awesome news.

AWESOME MUSIC:
1. Miyarabi’s Prayer by Masaro Satoh from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
2. Ultra Ska by Santiago Tamura from Rumbo De Japon (1990)
3. MST3K Audio from Gamera vs. Gyoas (1991)
4. Tokyo Stomp by the Alder Kings (2014)

SUGGESTED READING:
Godzilla 2 Announcement at SDCC: Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah!
Make-A-Wish Godzilla Kid
The new Godzilla has opened in Japan
Godzilla (2014) DVDs & BluRays Announced
NECA’s Godzilla 1984 Figure Looks Terrible
NECA’s Pacific Rim Figures teased (Otachi, Tacit Ronin, Romeo Blue & Horizon Brave)
Toynami’s Shogun-styled Godzilla Unveiled At SDCC
Sideshow’s Godzilla Statue on Display at SDCC
Sony Announces Godzilla 2000, GMK, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla & Mothra Trilogy on BluRay

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION:
I am super happy that next month’s movie is Kaiju Daisenso! Or maybe you are familiar with the international title, Invasion of Astro Monster! Ok, perhaps the American title, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero! That’s right, one of my favorite movies in the franchise…probably my absolute favorite right now, is finally up to bat. Just make sure you have your homework turned in before August 24th to have your thoughts, questions and reviews included in the next discussion episode!

07.19.2014: Godzilla Screenwriter Max Borenstein

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This episode features a very cool interview with the screenwriter behind Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla, Max Borenstein. Thankfully one of those friend of a friend of a friend connections was made and my pal Tom was able to score the Kaijucast an interview! And because I’m not opposed to sharing the spotlight, Tom joins me for this conversation.

Of course we discuss Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla Awakening, the graphic novel that he wrote with his cousin, but I also felt the need to dive into what the screenwriting process is actually like in Hollywood and several other aspects of Max’s work. Thankfully, he was game for everything we asked. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I enjoyed conducting it.

MUSIC:
1. Following Godzilla by Alexadre Desplat from Godzilla (2014)
2. Maser All-Out Attack by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
If you haven’t turned in your homework for the 1967 Gamera vs. Gyaos, you need to send in your thoughts, questions and reviews before July 25th!

Godzilla Documentary

07.12.2014: LIVE G-Fest Podcast – The SOUND OF MONSTERS!

Chris Oglio, Jim Figurski, John DeSentis and Erick Homenick join Kyle for a very special live podcast at G-Fest XXI.

Chris Oglio, Jim Figurski, John DeSentis and Erick Homenick join Kyle for a very special live podcast at G-Fest XXI.

G-Fest XXI is underway! And let me tell you, it has been an awesome convention so far. The show notes will be a bit brief today because I need to get this episode uploaded before the insanity of my Saturday really kicks in!

For our first real discussion about the composers behind these kaiju films, I was joined by Jim Figurski (contributor to GodzillaMonsterMusic.com), Erick Homenick (webmaster of AkiraIfukube.org), John DeSentis and Chris Oglio (from the Ifukube 100 concert happening tonight!). I found it a fascinating discussion and I hope that you all enjoy it as well.

On somewhat of a side-note, I have launched a kickstarter campaign and I need your help to fund an indie documentary in which I will fly to Tokyo and capture the Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition and hopefully interview some key cast and crew members from Godzilla’s sixty year history. The name of the documentary is HAIL TO THE KING: 60 YEARS OF DESTRUCTION and really hope the you will believe in this as much as I do. There are some fantastic perks for donating and I have assembled a great team to help me bring this to life. It cannot happen without your support. Thank you all in advance for your help and continued support over the years.

Now, let’s break out the Day 2 Fest-ivities!

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