Tag: Godzilla

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS – new trailer and poster from Toho Animation

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS – new trailer and poster from Toho Animation

We now have our first good look at the King of the Monster’s colossal animated iteration courtesy of a new trailer for the upcoming feature from Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures. The official (and bilingual Japanese / English) website for the anime film has also […]

Haruo Nakajima Remembered: A Few of our Favorite Performances from the Man who was Godzilla

Haruo Nakajima Remembered: A Few of our Favorite Performances from the Man who was Godzilla

For the best part of two decades, from the first Godzilla in 1954 through Godzilla vs. Gigan in 1972, actor Haruo NAKAJIMA served as the literal backbone of Toho Company’s tokusatsu production. A pioneer of the process of special effects suit acting, Nakajima performed the difficult and often […]

A release date for SHIN GODZILLA 「シン・ゴジラ」?

I’m awaiting confirmation of this from more official sources (updated! see the note at the end of this article), but according to one Twitter user fans can expect a home video release of Shin Godzilla early in 2017 (in Japan, at least – due to licensing […]

Some thoughts on「シン・ゴジラ」Shin Godzilla

It’s been three days now since I caught up to Toho Co.’s big-deal series reboot Shin Godzilla. While my thoughts on the film are still running ramshackle through my brain I felt it pertinent to put them to paper none the less, particularly since I’ll be attending […]

SHIN GODZILLA – new theatrical teaser from Funimation Films

The limited North American theatrical engagement for ANNO Hideaki and HIGUCHI Shinji’s well-received reboot of Toho’s iconic Godzilla franchise is fast-approaching, and distributor Funimation Films have devised a slick new 15-second teaser to herald the King of the Monsters’ return. Shin Godzilla has chewed up the […]

The return of ‘The Return of Godzilla’

After decades in licensing limbo, Toho’s 1984 series reboot The Return of Godzilla (Gojira) will this month be making its belated premiere on Stateside DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Kraken Releasing. Directed by HASHIMOTO Kōji (a long-time assistant director of Tōhō tokusatsu productions) and featuring an ambitious effects production from […]

Shin Godzilla gets its US premiere from Funimation Films in October

More details of Shin Godzilla‘s impending Stateside debut are emerging courtesy of a Funimation press release (via Daily Dead). The 29th entry in the 60-plus year old franchise has been cleaning up at the Japanese box office for the last five weeks, and by most accounts marks a […]

Saturday Monster Matinee:「ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃」All Monsters Attack

Saturday Monster Matinee:「ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃」All Monsters Attack

My memories of Godzilla’s tenth screen adventure are fonder than usual. It aired on television constantly as I was growing up, being one of the U.P.A. Productions of America properties that TNT broadcast on a regular basis, and thanks to a grandmother sympathetic to my […]

Earth Attack Order: Godzilla vs. Gigan「地球攻撃命令 ゴジラ対ガイガン」

Earth Attack Order: Godzilla vs. Gigan「地球攻撃命令 ゴジラ対ガイガン」

Aliens in orange leisure suits plot world conquest from a theme park, and it’s up to a comic artist and his friends (with an assist from Japan’s preeminent monster star) to stop them in Godzilla vs. Gigan, the twelfth entry in Toho Co.’s iconic monster franchise. […]

Saturday Monster Matinee: Ebirah – Horror of the Deep「ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘」

Saturday Monster Matinee: Ebirah – Horror of the Deep「ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘」

An unlikely series of events land a bank robber, two go-go dancing yacht enthusiasts, and one determined, naive youth on an isolated South Seas island crawling with comic book baddies and giant monsters in this silly seventh entry in the Godzilla series. Though initially pitched as a […]

Disc Love: Godzilla Raids Again「ゴジラの逆襲」(2014 Toho Blu-ray)

Disc Love: Godzilla Raids Again「ゴジラの逆襲」(2014 Toho Blu-ray)

While the oft-lamented Godzilla’s Revenge may come close, it’s difficult to imagine another film in the series’ initial run that has been more regularly criticized, derided, and generally disliked than 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. Produced swiftly in the wake of the 1954 original’s considerable success (it was playing cinemas just six […]

King Kong vs. Godzilla「キングコング対ゴジラ」(1986 Laserdisc)

Man, has it been a long time since I last fired up my laserdisc player. It’s a gorgeous old Pioneer unit (a CLD-V2800 for anyone curious) with a remote control roughly the size and shape of a brick, and still runs like a champ. As someone who’s become […]

「ゴジラ」 Godzilla (1954)

「ゴジラ」 Godzilla (1954)

With the new Godzilla due in theaters in but a few days time the Film Society of Minneapolis – St. Paul, in conjunction with Rialto Pictures, have returned the 1954 original to its rightful place on the big screen. 「ゴジラ」 Godzilla can be seen at the St. Anthony […]

A Song Before Annihilation: Godzilla x Mechagodzilla / ゴジラ×メカゴジラ (OSHIMA Michiru)

A Song Before Annihilation: Godzilla x Mechagodzilla / ゴジラ×メカゴジラ (OSHIMA Michiru)

While Ifukube-philes may disagree, I think OSHIMA Michiru may well be the greatest thing to happen to the Godzilla franchise in decades, and that her work is tied to three of the best of the series’ wildly uneven Millennial run is all the better. TEZUKA Masaaki’s 2002 outing Godzilla […]

The Kraken Wakes: A First Look at Ebirah, Gigan, and Hedorah on Blu

The Kraken Wakes: A First Look at Ebirah, Gigan, and Hedorah on Blu

I usually try not post too much straight video coverage here at once, but this is something of a special occasion. I managed to snag Kraken Releasing’s trio of upcoming Godzilla blu-rays a full month ahead of their street date thanks to the good folks […]

Blu Notes: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) & King Kong Escapes (1968)

Blu Notes: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) & King Kong Escapes (1968)

Note: This article is concerned with the Blu-ray editions of King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes as opposed to the films themselves. While no coverage of the films currently exists at ExB, old articles about each can be had at Wtf-Film. You’ll find them here […]

A Song Before Annihilation: Godzilla (Magnetic System)

It was only a matter of time, dear readers, before my most perennial of obsessions should find its way into these not-so-hallowed pages. Luigi Cozzi’s re-release of Godzilla from 1977 has intrigued, befuddled, and outright possessed me at various points in the decade since I first […]

The Most Gigantic Monster Explosion of the Space Age!

The Most Gigantic Monster Explosion of the Space Age!

I don’t have much to say about this little gem, one of my minor eBay conquests from the past year or so, beyond, “Golly it’s neat!” Not a poster in any theatrical sense, this is instead a centerfold magazine herald dating from Toho Company’s efforts […]