12.31.2012: Frankenstein Conquers The World Daikaiju Discussion

Martin, Kyle & Bryan review the 1965 Toho classic, Frankenstein Conquers The World.

Martin, Kyle & Bryan review the 1965 Toho classic, Frankenstein Conquers The World.

It’s been on helluva year, folks, and we are closing it out with a Daikaiju Discussion for one of Toho’s weirdest giant monster movies, Frankenstein Conquers The World! This film has it all: Mad science, Nazis, humanoid monster, the introduction of a fan-favorite kaiju, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno and the devil-fish! It is a bizarre film that is met with both cheers and jeers from monster fans across the world and we dive head-first into this hot mess of a monster movie.

In addition to the review and reading the submissions, we did cover some newsworthy bulletins, so please make sure you check the “Suggested Reading” below and, of course, if you are in the Portland area, make sure you check out some of the cool stuff happening here – don’t forget to check out GeekPortland.com for all of the awesome local nerdy events!

1. God Of The Earth: Baragon by Ko Otani from Godzilla Mothra King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
2. Frankenstein in the Quarry by Akira Ifukube from Frankenstein Conquers The World (2965)
3. Operation L – March 1 by Akira Ifukube from War Of The Gargantuas (1966)
4. The Words Get Stuck In My Throat by Devo from Pioneers Who Got Scalped (2000)

Pacific Rim Trailer
Ultra Seven DVD Series Now on DVD
ScifiJapanTV Episode 8 w/Matt Frank
Kaiju Combat Successfully Funded

1/6 at 7:30 The Doubleclicks and Molly Lewis at the Portland TFAW
1/8 at 7pm Geek Trivia at the Kennedy School
1/10 at 8pm Comics Underground at the Jack London Bar

And mark your calendars; the next live Kaijucast Emergency Broadcast show will be on January 13th! We will be broadcasting live with a chatroom with special guests and a few chances for you listeners to win some awesome prizes!

gigantis_US_posterOur first Daikaiju Discussion for 2013 will be for Godzilla Raids Again/Gigantis The Fire-Monster (1955), the second film that came in hot off the heels of the wildly popular Gojira. We will definitely be watching one of the versions from the Classic Media release of the film. January is much less crazy than the previous months have been, so please submit your homework on or before January 26th to get it included in the next discussion episode. And feel free to use the handy new Contact form in lieu of sending an email.