Monthly Archives: March 2014

News wrap: March 30

Here’s a look at what all was announced/advertised over the most recent week. Let’s start with trailers: The biggest thing has to be the announcement of a new Macross TV series, seeing as how it’s not an anniversary divisible by … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Daimajin (1966)

Today’s selection: Daimajin (1966, dir. Kimiyoshi Yasuda) Subgenre: Historical fantasy, Kaiju Available from: Mill Creek When this movie came up on my random movie generator, I thought: “what’s the point in talking about this? Everyone’s seen Daimajin!” Yet, that may not necessarily be … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Ring – Kanzen-ban (1995)

Today’s selection: Ring -Kanzen-ban (1995, dir. Chisui Takigawa) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: fansub-only Lots of casual J-horror enthusiasts compare and contrast the American remake of The Ring with Hideo Nakata’s 1998 original, neglecting to mention that Nakata’s film is not the … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 10: Godzilla in America

For something with a Godzilla reference right in the name, we don’t talk about Godzilla very much, do we? Let’s fix that. For this episode, Andy and Kevin talk about the King of the Monsters’ frequently wacky history in the USA, … Continue reading

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Weekend news brief: Whole lotta robot trailers edition

Lots of robot trailers came to my attention this week, here goes: Kikaider Reboot, giving us about a 1.5 second glimpse. I hope the other 99.97% of the movie is just as cool. The trailer for Kenzen Robo Daimidaler came … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Uzumaki (2000)

Today’s selection: Uzumaki (2000, dir. Higuchinsky) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Discotek Uzumaki (meaning “spiral/vortex”, but not to be confused with Ring sequel Rasen, which also means “spiral”) is based on a manga by Junji Ito, so if you’re familiar with his … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Iron Girl (2012)

Today’s selection: Iron Girl (2012, dir. Masatoshi Nagamine) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: Switchblade Pictures My DVD copy of Iron Girl began to stutter during the final minutes of the movie, but rather than return it for a glitchless copy, … Continue reading

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