Category Archives: Today’s Random Tokusatsu

Happy New Year, movie reviews, and news recap!

….aaaaaand Maser Patrol is back. It was a pretty great trip, as you may surmise from the previous post, and we got to see some pretty cool stuff. Also, we caught a couple flicks (in addition to Rogue One): First was … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Maniac Hero (2016)

Today’s selection: Hero Mania (AKA Maniac Hero, 2016, dir. Keisuke Toyoshima) Subgenre: Martial Arts, Superhero Available from: airplane-only I caught the new superhero flick Hero Mania on an international flight, and since no other official distributors for it have been … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Love & Peace (2015)

Today’s selection: Love & Peace (2015, dir. Sion Sono) Subgenre: Kaiju, Musical Available from: Third Window Films (UK release) Remember how we had that list recommending the best Japanese SF Christmas movies last month? Well, shift every one of them … Continue reading

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Random Tokusatsu round-up

I tacitly retired from doing daily tokusatsu movie blurbs last year, but due to popular demand, I’ll try to remember to post about movies that are fresh on my mind when I do watch them. Here’s a couple recent viewings: Izo … Continue reading

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Random Tokusatsu rapid five-in-one

I’ve been really lax on the Today’s Random Tokusatsu movie segments as of late; apologies to anyone particularly looking forward to them. I figured I’d try to make up for that a little with quick thoughts about five of the … 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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