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Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Shiroc posted:

Godzilla Raids Again is really, really bad. Its just bad Godzilla footage bolted onto a B movie about pilots working for a fishery. How did they possibly end up on thatas the way to follow up Gojira?

It was greenlit at a party a couple weeks after the original hit theaters, Honda wasnít available to direct, and it was completed and released in theaters less than 6 months after Godzilla Ď54. Itís honestly impressive that they were able to cobble together an entire movie so quickly.

Itís definitely poo poo, but the silver lining is that the new suit they created for it was way more mobile and comfortable and would go on to be a sort of prototype for later suits.

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Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Karloff posted:

Thanks both, I think at least in my head then I am going to think of the special effects directors as co-directors because the character and spirit of the monster sequences are a strong attraction to the film.

Iím still new to the thread, so bear with me if itís been discussed here before, but thereís a really great book about Tsuburaya that goes into this a little more. A friend got it for me last year and I couldnít put it down once I started. Itís definitely worth checking out if you can find it. The dude was an absolute genius with some incredibly talented guys working with him.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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That sucks. Give me Legendary Hedorah or give me death. You canít tease a Mecha-King Ghidorah piloted by Charles Dance and then pull the plug.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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HannibalBarca posted:

Protagonist Man, Daughter, and Contractually Obligated Chinese Scientist are all returning IIRC

All the bad characters, got it.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Mr. Funny Pants posted:

Anyone have any hints or secret methods for attaching the tail on a NECA Godzilla figure? The ball and socket joint will not snap in and in the meantime, Godzilla's loving spikes are shredding the poo poo out of my fingers.

Also, thanks NECA for making an awesome looking Rodan figure whose wing-joint broke the first time it was moved.

Run both ends under hot water for a little bit to make the plastic more pliable.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Kaiju Cage Match posted:

These were from a toy expo in Hong Kong.

https://i.imgur.com/B2OxYNC.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lbzKTWV.jpg

Also Godzilla has Trendmasters battle armor for some reason

Oh ok, so MechaGodzilla showing up will be how Kong and G reach the inevitable stalemate.

Just have the balls to let Kong win, Legendary

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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I saw the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy in a theater tonight and Iím not sure what to make of it. The first one is like a Disney Channel original movie, the second is more or less The Last Crusade recast with kids, but itís barely a Mothra movie. The third is the most conventional monster flick of the trilogy but it really doesnít have any of the humor from the first two and itís pretty dull for long stretches.

I did like the painfully cute and fuzzy Mothra designs that seemed to transform and change every 30 minutes though.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Burkion posted:

Grand Ghidorah has such a great design, but the actual suit is stiff as Hell and kind of stunted.

I really like most of the designs in that third one but I had a hearty laugh at Ancient Ghidorahís thicc muscular running legs.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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I love all the Heisei movies because theyíre some of the first G-films I ever saw, but yeah, the last few arenít great.

Big Mean Jerk
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I thought SOS was kind of dull but Against Mecha is okay. The Millennium Series as a whole kinda leaves me cold except for All-Out Attack and the sheer novelty and insanity of Final Wars.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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The movie is also incredibly boring. I went to the Rifftrax Live version a few years ago and even the MST3k guys couldnít make it watchable. Itís a total snooze, which is just inexcusable for a giant monster movie.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Rebirth of Mothra 2 has a gross little furby who golden showers the camera, thereís nothing like it.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Someone realized there was an extremely toy-friendly license sitting around only putting out $30+ and $150+ action figures.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Monopoly recently put out a ďMillennial EditionĒ that basically poo poo on anyone who isnít a trust fund baby making 7 figures, so I wouldnít hold my breath for something like that.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Gigan is my favorite ďhow is he even aliveĒ monster.

Big Mean Jerk
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King Caesar deserves to look like poo poo because heís a dumb monster to begin with.

Big Mean Jerk
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Didnít they freeze and kill Destroyah?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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More Arrow Video Gamera Collection news

https://twitter.com/dawnofthediscs/status/1230556686751940608?s=21

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Mantis42 posted:

Hard to justify double dipping when I have the DVD collection and most Gamera movies are bad but still neat.

Yeah that price is probably reasonable given the quality of the set itself, but most of those movies just arenít good enough to justify it for me personally. Iíve got one of the OOP blu volumes and the MST3k box, so Iíll just wait and see if this ever shows up cheap during a Fopp or B&N sale.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Watch the Heisei movies. Theyíre all over the place in quality but theyíre also fun as hell and thereís a lot of creative insanity, like a balding cyborg who works for future aliens and runs after Jeeps like the Six Million Dollar Man.

Also the coolest monster in the series is the result of someone genetically splicing the cells of a rose with a guyís dead daughter. And also Godzilla? I canít remember, itís been ages.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Iíve been working my way through the Ultraman blu-ray set and itís loving rad. I even like the dumb comic relief members of the science patrol.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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I donít hate KOTM, I just think itís a giant mess that isnít even half as interesting and crazy as it could have been. Itís like a big pile of missed opportunities.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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I watched it for the first time not that long ago with some friends who insisted we watch the longer cut and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

Big Mean Jerk
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I just think KOM had a loving terrible main cast aside from Charles Dance. Generic Action Dad from Friday Night Lights is just so bland and terrible.

Big Mean Jerk
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Iíve been working through my Ultraman set again this week and I just love it so much. The monsters are all a hefty step down from the G-films but it makes everything so endearing.

Ultraman is a loving war criminal though, he will tear limbs and face flaps off of monsters without a second thought

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Biollante owns, Heisei owns, to hell with the perfectly valid criticisms of the entire series. I just love how insane they all are.

Big Mean Jerk
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KotM isn't great, but at least it's watchable. Godzilla '98 has huge stretches that are just boring as poo poo as Matthew Broderick tries and fails to be funny and/or charming.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Minilla has got to be my least favorite Showa design, I hate him so much. Just a dumb green turd with eyebrows.

Big Mean Jerk
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HannibalBarca posted:

bad news for any of us still clinging to hope for Godzilla vs. Kong getting released this year:



Youíre probably right, but itís also not uncommon for movie concept art books to come out after the film if the book contains spoiler stuff.

Big Mean Jerk
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Gripweed posted:

damnit Godzilla vs Ghidorah/Godzilla vs Mothra shot up to 40 bucks on Amazon. I know that there's stuff going on in the world right now, but still it's hosed how hard it is to get the Heisei Godzillas on Bluray

Iím so glad I snapped all of these up when they came out. Although, my copy of Biollante is paired with some lovely Asylum-esque z-grade creature feature, which kinda sucks.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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I have the Megalon blu, itís by some place called Tokyo Shock.

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I know itís kind of impossible at the moment, but I highly suggest watching the Heisei films with a group because theyíre all insane in unique ways and make for very entertaining movie nights. I know that series is flawed and has its detractors, but I love it to pieces.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Did they shrink Godzilla to make Kongís height less ridiculous?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Yeah, even with Kong growing between films Godzilla looks way smaller. Compare it to G swimming alongside the carrier in the 2014 movie.

Big Mean Jerk
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G84 isn't my favorite and it has some dull stretches but I'm pretty sure the american edit is the first Godzilla I ever saw. It was either that one or SpaceGodzilla super early one morning before school back on Starz or Showtime or something.

Big Mean Jerk
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Detective No. 27 posted:

One day in the early to mid 2010s I went to Amazon and bought Biolante on bluray on a whim for $8.

I don't think I paid more than $20 for a single Godzilla movie. Criterion book set thing nonwithstanding. Heck, I don't think I paid more than $20 for their standalone Gojira.

For a while the Sony Heisei/Millennium double-packs could be found at Walmart for less than $10 each, so I snapped all of them up when I could. I think I paid full price for G84 when it came out but that was the only pricy one.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Arenít the Mothra Twins semi-psychic?

Big Mean Jerk
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Gripweed posted:

The Godzilla museum has just dropped some big news, after Godzilla vs Kong they're planning to make seven remakes of the original Godzilla



Iíd be down for seven Godzilla remakes if theyíre giving each one to a different director and just letting them go hog wild with complete control and get their own unique takes on it.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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My favorite Shin thing will always be his tiny beady eyes and his dumb little mismatched teeth

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Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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All those Sofubi dudes own, I love weird ďoff colorĒ Godzilla toys. Now that Iíve got a 3D printer Iíve been trying to find any STLs or OBJs of the various Showa monsters so that I can print them in weird filaments, but itís just a complete ghost town on all the usual sites.

The only ones I can consistently find are Gí14, which, ehhhhh...

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