Monthly Archives: February 2014

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Today’s selection: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973, dir. Jun Fukuda) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Media Blasters (if you get lucky, you might get one of the leaked versions with audio commentary!) Odd that this gem of a title came up on … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972)

Today’s selection: Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972, dir. Toshihiro Iijima) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: fansub-only Reposting an old review: There are only a handful of golden-age Japanese kaiju movies that have never gotten any sort of English release. The bunch includes … Continue reading

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Cool toys from WonderFest

A boatload of pictures of upcoming figurines showcased at WonderFest have begun surfacing on message boards. A lot more can be found on 2chan, 4chan, tomopop, etc, but here are a few of the highlights that really stuck out to … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: The Bermuda Depths (1978)

Today’s selection: The Bermuda Depths (1978, dir. Tsugunobu Kotani) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Warner Some might take issue with calling an American movie tokusatsu, but The Bermuda Depths was produced in a partnership between Rankin-Bass and Tsuburaya Pro, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: 8-man (1992)

Today’s selection: 8-man (1992, dir. Yasuhiro Horuichi) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: Image (dub-only) As we gear up for the Robocop remake, a lot of movies are being called Robocop-rip-offs just because they start with the main character dying and … Continue reading

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News aggregation for February 8

A few cool stories and trailers from the last week: The latest Dragonball Bardok special was unforgivable BS, but it may ┬áhave got somebody thinking: with all this fanfare about Goku’s dad, what was his mom like? Well, Akira Toriyama’s … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Space Sheriff Gavan – the Movie (2012)

Today’s selection: Space Sheriff Gavan – the Movie (2012, dir. Osamu Kaneda) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: fansub-only Space Sheriff Gavan, for those who don’t know, was a 1982 TV series that kicked off the whole Metal Heroes franchise. 2012 … Continue reading

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