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Discussion in 'Godzilla & Other Kaiju (Toho, et al)' started by danklos, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. danklos

    danklos Part of the scenery Furry

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    Mood.
     
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    bit more Godzillish from the side I guess
     
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    This also seems important
     
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    tbeasley Part of the scenery

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    Hey I wonder what Toho Kingdom as to say about the anime and the current state of the franchise -
    https://www.tohokingdom.com/reviews/galvan/godzilla_planet_monsters.html

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    What is that guy talky about? Godzilla films as a whole or Monster Planet?

    Final Wars has grown on me since its release, Godzilla 2014 was a beautifully shot big budget love letter to the Showa films, and Shin was a modern masterpiece. Now imo he is right about Monster Planet. Nothing excited me about that film since the title was revealed. From the generic unremarkable designs of the future tech and spacecraft, to the near parody design of the bloated wooden Godzilla. The characters are un-memorable beyond their trope and the rest of the "Monsters" on Monster Planet amount to a sparse number of uninspired critters. Even the lowest pests on our two most recent visits to Skull Island had more interesting and threatening Monsters.
     
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    >TK
    >Anything they say mattering.
    kurtlol kurtlol kurtlol
     
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    danklos Part of the scenery Furry

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    Irrelevant site with fuckshit admins that banned people cause they didn't want to believe the Shin Goji design leaks were real. bugspleb
     
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    These sequels work better when zany imo
    Can't replicate the original or go the high minded Gamera route. I wanna see gonzo shit but instead its just dull bricks hitting the fan. Skull Island was closest to the things I want from these sort of movies.
     
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    Toho Kingdom h3ech
     
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    Finally got to the Honda biography which I highly recommend for anyone interested in this stuff
    Finished this a couple days ago and it's everything you would expect and well worth the 10+ year wait (I first heard about it way back on the Classic Media commentaries). It probably has the single greatest account on the making of the original Godzilla, and I imagine we here have read many a great article on how that film came about. Pair this with the accompanying chapter from August Ragone's Tsuburaya book, covering the more technical details on the film, and you've practically got everything you need to know about it. But the real meat of the book covers Honda's calmer, dramatic output. If that Criterion Godzilla set ever does happen, hopefully some of those non-genre films will follow too.

    My only real nerdy nitpick is that the authors come across as 'Very Serious' in spots lamenting Godzilla's turn as a superhero in the 70s, the quality of later Godzilla films (although Honda didn't seem too impressed by them either), and there are digs at G2014 and Shin at the end of the book for (as they see it) not following Honda's worldview 100%. I knew about those going in which I thought was a bit funny considering they write about Honda's genre films being perceived as militaristic and nationalistic upon release, so certain viewpoints on Shin is just history repeating itself I guess.

    There are a few spots like this in the book but this part in the introduction sums it up best -
    All that said though, I can't wait to see what Ed G and Ryfle have in store next. Ryfle has talked about updating Japan's Favorite Mon-Star, which would be great to see in a clean, simple layout like the Honda book.
     
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    Wonderfest. They might as well call this Kaiju fest.

    1984 SD with reactor baby!
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    Toho Frankenstein out of nowhere! (And a 25cm scale crawling Baragon beside him)
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    30cm scale 2018 Big Boy Godzilla and a SD version as well.
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    Fucking 30cm scale Mogera!
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    More Toho Frank, Barry, and Frank's brothers The Gargantuas!
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    I'll probably only be getting the SD 1984 and the 30cm Fatzilla (only if it comes with a roaring head RIC extra.)

    Next month is the gigantic series 1964. I RIC'd it so it will be glowing blue dorsals and optional open/closed mouth.
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    And the new GMK arriving a month later.
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    If you want in on more info on these (and many more pieces) reviews, or where to buy ... Check out this guys site.

    https://www.kaijuaddicts.com

    He has several "How to buy from Japan" methods detailed or you could go through him for the Diamond reissues, and slightly more expensive Japanese imports.

    As to how to raise enough cash to afford half this suit I recommend a career in drug dealing, prostitution, or be like me and be a selective buyer and work lots of overtime.
     
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    Jesus fucking Christ, look at him! kurtlol
     
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    JESUS CHRIST KED, GET ME A PIZZA
     
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    I want that SD one, so bad.
     
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    I'd put it in my kitchen near the cookies.
     
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    I'd put him next to a giant bowl of Werther's Original.
     
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    Or if you want a proper review -
    http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/...ife-in-film-from-godzilla-to-kurosawa-review/
     
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    Prolific Japanese character actor and Shin's PM Ren Osugi has passed away
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    You can see him snort the world's longest line of coke in Takashi Miike's Dead or Alive (in one of the greatest cinematic openings of all time)
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