IDA Entertainment, who you might remember from the rabbit and camels military CG anime Cat *Expletive* One, have debuted something more decidedly all ages in their new project, Jumbo Monster Gomera. The cute kaiju has the size, voice and powers of a Godzilla-style kaiju, but little of the talent for destruction. See Gomera in action after the jump.
Evangelion established itself as a landmark in mecha anime, but the series drew considerable influence from creator Hideaki Anno's passion for live action special effects productions, AKA tokusatsu. Now, the legendary genre fan has taken the opportunity to share a list of his five favorite tokusatsu productions. See his picks, and sample some clips of Godzilla, Ultraman, and others after the jump!
In summer 1998, Roland Emmerich's Godzilla remake attempted to invade movie theaters, only to be greeted by an Oxygen Destroyer of critical hostility. One of the cultural artifacts of the infamous endeavor was the Godzilla remix of Green Day's "Brain Stew." In 2012, the reverberations of that roar-infused song have inspired The Godzilla Remix Project. Hear the results after the jump.
There's been no news out of Hollywood's new Godzilla remake since last November, when relative newcomer Max Borenstein took over script writing duties from David S. Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight). Least you think the project has been banished to Monster Island, helmer Gareth Edwards, director of the indie kaiju pick Monsters, commented on Godzilla's status. See what he had to say after the jump.
The Criterion home video label caters to an audience of film buffs who appreciate authenticity. Such a fanatical audience was very pleased by high-def digital restorations of both the original 1954 Japanese Godzilla and its Americanized edit. It was less pleased when the lavish case featured art by comic legend Bill Sienkiewicz using Godzilla's 1999-2004 "Millennium" design. More after the jump.
Godzilla was an enraged beast, awakened to turn humanity's destructive capabilities back on the species. So, not exactly a happy origin for the king of kaiju. But what if there were less apocalyptic causes for Gojiro's woe? In Isaac Rentz's claymation video for Aberdeen's "Cage The Elephant" we see an alternate sort of sad city stumper. Check it out after the jump.
Toho, used to suing others for unauthorized use of Godzilla's likeness, is on the receiving end for a change. The family of Ishiro Honda, director of the original Gojira/Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Mothra vs. Godzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla are suing the studio for the green guy's rights. More after the jump.
I just got back from Preview Night at the Tamashii Nations 2011 event in Akihabara, Tokyo. And my eyes have seen the glory of hundreds of upcoming figures and toys from the merchandising powerhouse that is Bandai Japan. Bump the jump to behold a selection of images of new goods from Tiger & Bunny, One Piece, Mega Man, and lots, lots more! UPDATED with video
Every year, World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) compiles a list of the toys with the "worst potential to cause childhood injuries, or even death." This year, the Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade and a “Gigan” Godzilla Figure made the list. More after the jump.
Since familiar screenwriter David S. Goyer of the Blade films and Christopher Nolan's Batman reboots has left Legendary Pictures' new Godzilla remake, who will take over penning the modern-day adventures of the King of the Monsters? Find out more after the jump!
Talk about a momentous occasion: the very first Godzilla movie was released in Japan way back on November 3, 1954! Since then, the King of the Monsters has been the star of one of the longest running franchises in film history. Our tribute to the Great One, along with some monsterrific cakes, after the jump!
The original 1954 Godzilla is widely considered to one of the greatest Japanese movies ever made. Now, the original King of the Monsters is getting the royal treatment from the Criterion Collection in a new home video release. Jump for the list of special features and cover art!
In what could well be another hoax to stack next to Bloody Roar 5, Infamous Kidd.Com claims to have what could be called the first visuals of Legendary Pictures' Hollywood reboot of Godzilla, by way of creature/fantasy sculptor Hector A. Arce. Check them out after the jump.
Godzilla-guru August Ragone has word that highly regarded movie label Criterion is preparing a release of the original, 1954 Godzilla movie. This, plus new release details on Media Blasters' plans for Destroy All Monsters and Mill Creek's for Blu-rays of Gamera 3 and the Gamera trilogy after the jump.