08.30.2012: Daikaiju Discussion for Gorath

Gorath wasn't really enjoyable for any of us...

Martin, Heather and I watched Gorath… let’s just say that film this might have been one of the worst viewings in Kaijucast history.

Oh, Gorath… why aren’t you a better movie? So, this is the Daikaiju episode where we dive into the 1962 “space epic” known in Japan as Yousei Gorath. I don’t want to spoil the episode for you, but if you are a big fan of this film, you might want to skip this show. We just didn’t have a great experience watching this film. I actually wish I had scored a copy of the dubbed US version of the film; maybe the tone would have lightened a bit.

We did have a surprisingly strong amount of homework submitted for this film – especially since it’s not available on DVD. So, kudos to you, listener! There were, of course, other things that needed covering. Make sure you check the show notes for the muy importante links to…. uh… mostly SciFi Japan, of course.


Monstrous Music:
1. Offense & Defense by Ko Otani from Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
2. Ending by Akira Ifukube from Rodan (1956)
3. Monster Marathon audio
4. Atragon Suite by Akira Ifukube from Voyage to DreamQuest (1984)
5. Fierce Ebirah by Masaru Sato from Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster (1966)
6. Mothra by Super Cute Baby Monster from Kaijuice (2008)


Suggested Reading:
Daimajin Trailer — hold the phone! Actual Special Features?!?
SciFi Japan Episode #1 & Episode #2 with the Gaijin Channel
Ultraman Festival

Local Events:
9/4 at 7pm Geek Trivia at McMenamins Kennedy School
9/7 at 10pm cortandfatboy present Batman at the Bagdad Theater
9/8 & 9/9 (all day) Rose City Comic Con at the DoubleTree Hotel
9/8 at 6:30pm Movies in the Park: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure at Wallace Park
9/12 at 7pm Jonathan Case “The Creep” Signing & Gallery Exhibition at Portland TFAW
9/17 at 7pm Geek Trivia at McMenamins Kennedy School
9/19 at 7pm Ibrahim Moustafa “The Pound” Signing at Portland TFAW
9/29 & 9/30 (all day) Portland Retro Gaming Expo at Oregon Convention Center

Always check GeekPortland.com for more nerdly events than you can fill your calendar with!


Rebirth of Mothra 3Daikaiju Discussion:
Next month, Media Blasters is supposed to be releasing the most recent Gamera film on BluRay. It’s supposed to be released on the 25th. Hypothetically, I should be able to order it and have the crew watch it before the end of the month. Media Blasters doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to releasing their monster movies on time. Because of this, I have decided to switch September and October’s movie. We will be watching the 1999 Rebirth Of Mothra 3. This is the one with Grand King Ghidorah and the time traveling protagonist…it’s going to be an interesting entry, to say the least!

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