06.27.2013: War Of The Gargantuas Daikaiju Discussion

Adam, Bryan, Martin & Kyle talk about the kaiju classic, War Of The Gargantuas (1966).

Adam, Bryan, Martin & Kyle talk about the kaiju classic, War Of The Gargantuas (1966).

Howdy, listeners and fans of giant monsters! Welcome to episode 85, where we discuss the fan-favorite kaiju classic from 1966, War Of The Gargantuas! It seems a little odd to be recording a discussion for the “Frankenstein Brothers” so soon after we recorded the Kaiju Commentary, but it was actually a lot of fun to revisit this one so soon as a majority of the information was still filed away in the front of my brain. Our discussion crew for this evening consisted of Martin Vavra, Bryan Cook, Adam Alexander and myself.

There were some really great and varied responses to this film and I hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as we had recording it. We did play a couple of requests, check those out below. If you’d like to make a music request for the next episode, there’s an option for that on the Contact page.

1. Godzilla vs. Ebirah by Kunio Miyauchi from Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
2. Godzilla Falls into Mt. Mihara by Reijiro Koroku from Godzilla Returns (1984)
3. Gargantua’s Last Stand by Man Or Astroman? from Destroy All Astromen! (1994)
4. Pacific Rim (featuring Tom Morello) by Ramin Djawadi from Pacific Rim (2013)

World War Kaiju Kickstarter Project (funds until August 12)
Pacific Rim Production Notes & Images
Ultraman Ginga Information
Ultra-Anne Birthday Celebration
Listen to our Kaiju Control Group panel from Crypticon Seattle on Monster Island Resort
SH MonsterArts Announces Kiryu Mechagodzilla – check out the link for hi-res photos
SH MonsterArts updates for Biollante [*bonus Biollante info on ScifiJapan.com]
X-Plus Figures Announcements and updates
X-Plus Gorgos & Lunaticks Announcements

IDW’s new title, Godzilla Rulers Of Earth came out THIS WEEK and in stores now!!!

If you are in the Portland area during the weekend of July 13th, make sure you check out the Portland Geek Council’s 3rd annual Geek Olympathon!

7/12 – 7/14 G-Fest in Chicago, IL
7/17 – 7/21 San Diego Comic Con
8/11 Thrillville presents KingKong vs. Godzilla in Oakland, CA

Pacific Rim (Japanese Poster)We’ve moved some things around and have made Pacific Rim (which opens nationwide on July 12th) our Daikaiju Discussion film for July. The Kaijucast crew is getting to see the film a little early. You can expect a spoiler-free written review on the blog the week of the film’s opening, but we want to hear what YOU thought of the film – you are a fellow aficionado after all. What did you think of the characters? The story? The monsters? The robots? The Daikaiju Discussion episode will be a spoiler-inclusive, so feel free to talk about the details. We’re pretty freaking excited; it’s the first time in the history of the podcast that we’ll be able to review a new “kaiju film” as it hits theaters! If you can participate, please send in your thoughts, questions and reviews with the contact form before July 25th.