02.29.2012: Destroy All Monsters Daikaiju Discussion

Dave Helfrey, Martin Vavra and myself dive into the 1968 classic, Destroy All Monsters for this month's Daikaiju Discussion episode!

Hey there listeners! I thought it would be kind of hilarious to take advantage of the leap year and post the episode on the rarest of days, February 29th. Was that a mistake? You bet it was! Here I am, scrambling like a sucker to get episode #52 in the feed before March actually begins… d’oh!!

Anyway, this episode covers Destroy All Monsters – a long time fan favorite and a classic Showa-era Godzilla film. My co-horts for this episode were Martin Vavra and Dave Helfrey (aka Baron Von Goolo). We had a really great time watching the “brand new” Media Blasters release of the film on Blu Ray. And it looked gorgeous. Some minor audio issues bugged me a bit at the beginning, but we had a blast watching it and a blast talking about it. Also something of note, here… there was also a LOT of homework turned in for this one, guys. Well done, everyone! So many, in fact, that we barely played any music! So, here’s what we played:


1. SY-3 March by Bukimisha Weird Society from GOUKAI Na CHIKYUBOUEIGUN (2001)
2. Audio Clip from Destroy All Monsters (1968)
3. Monsters Over Tokyo by Famous Monsters from Around The World In 80 Bikinis (1999)
4. Major Battle at Fuji I by Akira Ifukube from Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Yasuyuki Inoue Respective & Interview at SciFi Japan (Link to book on CD Japan)
Winter Wonder Festival Photo Essay by Ed Godziszewski
Brad Pitt Apparently Is/Was Fond of War Of The Gargantuas (who knew?)

3/2 cortandfatboy Midnight movie: Enter The Dragon at 11pm
3/3 Geek Portland’s GeekParty with the Doubleclicks, the Broadsides & Robot Uprise
3/4 Walking Dead Every Sunday  at the Hollywood Theatre through March 18th
3/6 Geek Trivia at the Kennedy School
3/30 – 4/01 Emerald City Comicon – Don’t forget to let me know if you want to be in on the Kaijucast Listener Party (aka your chance to be on the Kaijucast!)

In a day or two, make sure you check out our very first Kaiju Commentary!

March’s entry for the Daikaiju Discussion with be the lovably campy Gamera vs. Guiron! We’ll be watching the Shout! Factory version of the film (if you haven’t picked that up, do so now!). You need to email your homework in by March 25th to be included. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!