Tag Archives: Toho

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: Onmyoji (2001) and Onmyoji 2 (2003)

Today’s selection: Onmyoji and Onmyoji 2 (2001 and 2003, dir. Yojiro Takita) Subgenre: Historical Fantasy Available from: Geneon Onmyoji is based on Baku Yumemakura’s 1988 novel, the first of over a dozen in that novel series. It’s part of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998)

Today’s selection: Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998, dir. Okihiro Yoneda) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Fansub-only (though a dub has aired on Syfy) The third entry is the best of the 1990s’ Rebirth of Mothra trilogy, though that’s not saying a … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Gunhed (1989)

Today’s selection: Gunhed (1989, dir. Masato Harada) Subgenre: Mecha Available from: ADV Gunhed is the crowning jewel of practical-effects giant robot movies, rivaled perhaps only by Robot Jox. Ironically, it almost wasn’t: as originally conceived, it was going to be … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: My Soul is Slashed (1991)

Today’s selection: My Soul is Slashed (1991, dir. Shusuke Kaneko) Subgenre: Vampire Available from: fansub-only I don’t know how a movie called “Kamitsukitai” (I want to bite) winds up with two unrelated English titles without ever seeing an English release, … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Today’s selection: Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965, dir. Ishiro Honda) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Media Blasters Contrary to popular belief, Toho’s SF legacy started not with Godzilla, but with Invisible Man, so it makes sense that, post-King Kong vs. Godzilla, … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: ESPY (1974)

Today’s selection: ESPY (1974, dir. Jun Fukuda) Subgenre: Esper Available from: Paramount (dubbed, censored VHS. Fansubs also available.) Today I refer you not to the annual ESPN award show, but the “spy” movie with “ESP” (get it?). It’s like James … Continue reading

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