Monthly Archives: July 2013

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (2004)

Today’s Selection: Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (2004, dir. Naoki Kudo and Terry Ito) Subgenre: Wrestling, Mermaid Available from: Discotek The original Japanese title translates to “Ah, the House of Pro-Wrestling”, but the English title was changed to Zombie (which doesn’t … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Ultraman Gaia – Battle in Hyperspace (1998)

Today’s selection: Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace (1998, dir. Kazuya Konaka) Subgenre: Henshin Hero, Kaiju Available from: Image When Ultraman Tiga got its US release, Image made an odd licensing choice: rather than picking up Tiga’s tie-in movies, they instead … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 5: Specific Rim

Better late than never? Here are our thoughts on Pacific Rim. In a nutshell: The movie is awesome, and we have some harsh words for its detractors. (And harsh words in general, if you’re easily offended.) If you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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More on Kamen Rider Gaimu

It’s difficult to sort real news from runaway rumors, but now it does appear that the upcoming Kamen Rider Gaimu will be using a fruit motif. The series director is Ryuta Tasaki (who directed Kamen Riders Agito, Ryuki, 555, Den-oh, … Continue reading

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Creamy Mami reaches its goal on animesols

Things were looking bleak for animesols, as Blue Blink, Tekkaman, both Yatterman shows, and the Tezuka movies (my favorite of the lot) failed to meet there crowdfunding goals to manufacture DVD box sets. Creamy Mami, for whatever reason, provoked a … Continue reading

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Today‚Äôs Random Tokusatsu: The World Sinks Except Japan (2006)

Today’s selection: The World Sinks Except Japan (2006, dir. Minoru Kawasaki) Subgenre: Disaster Available from: Synapse I’ve never been a big fan of Minoru Kawasaki; most of his movies feel like a joke that’s gone on too long. Today’s selection … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Vampire Doll (1970)

Today’s selection: Vampire Doll (1970, dir. Michio Yamamoto) Subgenre: Vampire Available from: Warrior (R2 UK DVD, fansubs also available) Also called The Bloodthirsty Doll and Legacy of Dracula, this is the first of Toho’s Bloodthirsty trilogy (also called their Dracula … Continue reading

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