Tag Archives: Kaiju

A Guide to Ultraman’s Celebrity Guest Directors

In the past couple of months, we’ve gotten a handful of questions like “What Ultraman was it that Takashi Miike worked on again?” “Has Koichi Sakamoto ever directed an Ultra show?” “Which episodes of Return of Ultraman were directed by … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Maser Patrol podcast episode 23 – Jellyfish Eyes and the work of Takashi Murakami

In this episode of the podcast, Kevin and Justin discuss the work of Japanese pop-culture artist Takashi Murakami, culminating in his 2013 feature film Jellyfish Eyes. The movie just got a release from Criterion, so fans of battle monsters, kaiju, … Continue reading

Posted in Podcast | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Today's Random Tokusatsu | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Today's Random Tokusatsu | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Today's Random Tokusatsu | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Today's Random Tokusatsu | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Today's Random Tokusatsu | Tagged | Leave a comment