Kaiju Gaiden’s Kickstarter Campaign is underway & they need your help to fund this incredible documentary! (Poster Art by Matt Frank)
In this episode we speak with the two masterminds behind the Kaiju Gaiden documentary. It focuses on the independent kaiju filmmakers in Japan. People like Shizuo Nakajima, the director of Legendary Beast Wolfman vs. Godzilla and Shinpei Hayashiya, director of Gamera 4: Truth and Deep Sea Monster Reigo will be featured along with many more.
Just a note, we recorded this interview about a week ago and they are actually on their way to Japan right now! Make sure to check out their Kaiju Gaiden social media platforms and hopefully they’ll post some updates from their visit to Japan. Also, head over to their campaign and support them!
1. Dogora’s Natural Enemy by the Bukumisha Weird Secret Society from Goukai Na Chikyuboueigun (2001)
2. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah I by Akira Ifukube from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
3. Southern Island Tale by Hachiro Matsui from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
It’s Dogora! Please watch that tentacley invader’s singular entry in the kaiju film landscape, Dogora The Space Monster (1964) and send in your thoughts, questions and reviews (aka your homework) before October 22nd to be a part of the discussion episode.
Hey kids! The Kaijucast is finally hosting our first ever Halloween Costume Contest AND with a giant monster theme, too. Head on over to the contest page and read the rules for your chance to win some awesome prize packs (to be announced later)!
Bryan, Cindy & Rachel join Kyle to chat about Godzilla X Megaguirus (2000).
Hey, we still have a few minutes or so left in September; I can do this before October hits (…in Hawaii)!
This month, we dive into the second movie of Toho’s “Millennium” series, Godzilla X Megaguirus (2000). As I mention in the discussion, this is the directorial debut of Masaaki Tezuka – a director who I think was honing his craft and improving his filmmaking throughout this series. That being said, the film is not without its flaws – which are sometimes as obvious as visible wires (cue the facepalm).
If you’re looking for news, make sure to check out our previous episode – this one’s a bit short on scoops since we just recorded last week. But we did manage to squeeze in a couple of mentions – specifically, go check out the Kaiju Gaiden kickstarter campaign. I can’t wait to talk to those guys (ahem – that should be our next episode) about their upcoming documentary. In addition to the teensy tiny news, we also had a few songs to play, so hopefully you enjoy those as well…
1. Godzilla vs. Biollante by Koichi Sugiyama Arranged by Randy Miller from Monster Mania: Music From The Classic Godzilla Films (1998)
2. Monsterman by DEVO (2012)
3. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus English Tailer Audio (2000)
4. Godzilla x Megaguirus by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla x Megaguirus (2000)
5. Snowflakes on the Southern Sea by Masaru Satoh from Son of Godzilla (1967)
It’s time for the Kaijucast to cover Dogora (1964)! We’ll be watching the Media Blasters DVD of this and apparently, it’s just not available anymore… certainly not legitimately*. So if you are fortunate enough to own this DVD or another version, you’ll need to get your homework turned in before October 22nd to be included in the next discussion episode. Please use the handy contact form to submit your thoughts, questions and reviews – thanks!
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