Clancy, Kyle and Jeff discuss the great time had in Los Angeles for Monsterpalooza.
Oh my glob, you guys…. Can you believe it? This is the TWO HUNDREDTH freaking episode of the Kaijucast!
I’m super happy to make this momentous occasion coincide with our coverage one of the coolest conventions to happen every year, Monsterpalooza. Earlier this month Jeff, Clancy and I went down to Los Angeles (more specifically, Pasadena) for this incredible Spring show. I’ve been attending Monsterpalooza off and on for several years and it’s a really fun time — and I swear it continues to get more fun as the years continue. If you love monsters and sci-fi and special effects makeup and haven’t checked it out, perhaps our discussion of the what we did and saw at the convention will sway you to attend one day.
This episode primarily focuses on our time at and around Monsterpalooza – we even dive into our post-con Monday adventures in LA. Because #200 is a special episode, however, we have some really cool voices join us for this event, so big thanks to those folks (I won’t spoil it for you). Hope you enjoy the episode – make sure to check out more awesomeness below!
The gears of the Kaijucast machine are in motion and some really fun stuff is in the works for this summer, make sure you keep tabs on what we’ll be producing in the coming months!
MONUMENTAL MONSTER MUSIC:
1. King Kong Escapes US Trailer audio (1967)
2. Hats Off To You (Godzilla) by the Groovie Ghoulies from Freaks On Parade (2001)
3. Ultra Q Theme by the Garamones from GARAMONES (2016)
4. Shallow Water Trailer audio (from their Kickstarter campaign – 2015)
5. Attack Mechagodzilla by the Kagaku Toku Sotai band (recorded live in 2014)
*BTW – the Japanese voice you hear at the end is the voice of Mizuho Yoshida with his congratulations — I didn’t have time to get it interpreted for the episode, so consider it a little treat for anyone who can understand Japanese. 😉
Check out the photo gallery from our adventure!
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Suit actor Mizuho Yoshida testing the suit profile from Godzilla · Mothra · King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001).
He’s the biggest of the big and the baddest of all Kings, we are welcoming Mizuho Yoshida back to the Kaijucast with an interview recorded at Monsterpalooza earlier this month. Coincidentally, I posted a short interview with this monster man (recorded in the spring of 2016) earlier this year. It is always an amazing experience speaking with a Godzilla suit actor and Yoshida-san is absolutely not an exception. We hope to have him return in the future as well!
MOMENTS OF MONSTER MUSIC:
1. Starting a War by Yoko Ueno from Gamera the Brave (2006)
2. The Forgotten Horror by Ko Otani from Godzilla · Mothra · King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
This month we are watching Demeking (2009) and I really don’t know what to expect. This film was released during the kaiju vacuum of the 2009 era. We’ll be watching it on Youtube for the discussion since I never bought this film on any kind of home media.
Yuji Kaida’s amazing poster for KONG: SKULL ISLAND!
This month’s Daikaiju Discussion is all about a really big ape and the island on which he rules — that’s right, we are talking about Kong: Skull Island (2017) on this episode. It’s always a bit thrilling when we have a brand new movie to talk about, so spoilers ahead, people!
MASSIVE MONKEY MUSIC:
1. Opening Titles by Akira Ifukube from King Kong Escapes (1967)
2. Giant Octopus Vs. King Kong by Akira Ifukube from King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) 3. Kong Skull Island Japanese Trailer (2017) 4. Intro from the King Kong Show (1966)
5. Main Title from King Kong vs. Godzilla performed by the Bukimisha Weird Secret Society (2000)
April’s movie is the not-as-well-known, possibly independent kaiju film from 2009, Demeking. This was released on DVD back when it came out, thanks to Cinema Epoch. Unfortunately, I never purchased that DVD, so we’re going to watch it online — I think via Youtube, so I have to figure that out. I would NOT suggest buying the DVD since it can be really expensive, thanks to the third party marketplace. Make sure to turn in your homework before April 22nd to have your thoughts included in the discussion episode!