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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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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: Warning from Space (1956)

Today’s selection: Warning from Space (1956, dir. Koji Shima) Subgenre: Disaster/Space Opera Available from: Public domain (dub-only, fansubs are available) If The Mysterians is the Japanese answer to War of the Worlds, Warning from Space is its answer to When Worlds … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokustatsu: Gamera the Brave (2006)

Today’s selection: Gamera the Brave (2006, dir. Ryuta Tazaki) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Media Blasters Gamera the Brave is not Gamera 4. I figured I’d start with that, since it had a lot of backlash upon release for just that … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Gamera, Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Today’s selection: Gamera, Guardian of the Universe (1995, dir. Shusuke Kaneko) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Mill Creek Gamera, Guardian of the Universe was more than a giant monster movie; it was a revolution for the genre. Since the inception of … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tomie – Forbidden Fruit (2002)

Today’s selection: Tomie: Forbidden Fruit (2002, dir. Shun Nakahara) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Adness Also called Tomie: The Final Chapter, this is the fifth of the nine movies so far made from Junji Ito’s Tomie manga (following slasher movie rules, … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Super Monster Gamera (1980)

Today’s selection: Super Monster Gamera (1980, dir. Noriaki Yuasa) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Shout Factory (you might want to get the Elvira version, though) There are bad Gamera movies. Below them, there are really bad Gamera movies, the ones that … Continue reading

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