04.28.2011: Yongary Monster of the Deep Daikaiju Discussion

We look at Yongary Monster of the Deep

This month I am joined by Justin, Heather, Martin & Cindy to watch and then discuss the 1967 Korean Kaiju, Yongary!

Oh, boy. That’s another episode “in the can” as it were (episode 32 if you are counting), and what a can it was!

We had the honor and privilege of watching the 1967 Korean monster movie Yongary Monster of the Deep this evening for the Daikaiju Discussion this month and, wow, what a film. I feel like I need to preface the following statements with the acknowledgement that no one in the Kaijucast HQ had seen the film before. It was not a terrible film, but not a good film either. It was cheesy and flabbergasting, but the best part about watching this film was that I was with my friends. Martin, Justin & Heather were “live tweeting” during the movie (and if you want to see those tweets, here they are).

Regardless of the amount of ribbing this film received on this episode, I really do want to say it was kind of thrilling to see a giant monster movie for the first time and I definitely suggest you watch this film, especially if you have Netflix streaming – that’s how we watched it (thanks, Jim!) and it looked great! Anyway, make sure you check out the links below – lot of goodness down in the show notes there.  Here’s the music I played this month:



1. Main Titles by Kunio Miyauchi from The Human Vapor (1964)

2. The Three Monsters Fight To The Death by Akira Ifukube from Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

3. Flight of Garuda by Daikaiju on Flight of Garuda

4. The Miracle of the Three Holy Beasts by Ko Otani from Godzilla-Mothra-King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack (2001)

6. Godzilla by Michale Graves on Punk Rock Is Dead


Godzilla Issue #2 is now available!

Daimajin Blu-ray On The Way

Fingerzilla App Targeted by Toho Lawyers

Monsterpalooza Recap on Monster Island Resort

Bonus: Yongary Monster Of The Deep Article on Scifi Japan

SUGGESTED LISTENING: (keep in mind that these are mostly rated Explicit)

Listen to Jimmy

Cort & Fatboy

The Mediocre Show

The Nerdist Podcast

Geek In The City ( & the episode I was on)

Going Last Podcast


May 3rd: Geek Trivia moves to the Kennedy School

May 6th: Cinco De Lebowski

May 7th: Free Comic Book Day

May 14th & 15th: Wonder Northwest


The Daikaiju Discussion for May? Godzilla Returns (or Godzilla 1985 - whichever version you can find)!

The next movie is kind of a favorite amongst Godzilla fans, but maybe that’s just because it’s not available on DVD yet? The 1984 Godzilla Returns, or as it is known in America… Godzilla 1985 – complete with Raymond Burr reprising his role as reporter Steve Martin. Anyway, this film suffers from the same current problems as Godzilla vs Meglon – it’s not commercially available. So, as with Megalon, watch what you can and just remember to get your homework turned in before the last week of May to get your thoughts questions and reviews included in the May Daikaiju Discussion! Oh, and let me know which version you watch so that I can group them together (I think that’s a good idea).

Next month’s show features the Eric Powell interview from the Stumptown Comics Fest! So keep an eye out for that. If you’d like to request a Godzilla-themed song, send an email to controller@kaijucast.com and I’ll see what I can do.

If you are one of those folks that downloads the show to your computer, you can do that by following this link. Otherwise, I hope you guys enjoy this episode and continue to enjoy the bi-monthly format. See you in a few weeks with the Stumptown show!