03.28.2014: Gamera vs. Zigra Daikaiju Discussion

Kyle and Martin just wanted a Coke but instead, they watched Gamera vs. Zigra for this month's discussion.

Kyle and Martin just wanted a Coke but instead, they watched Gamera vs. Zigra for this month’s discussion.

This episode (#106) we take a look at Daiei’s 1971 kiddie-classic, Gamera vs. Zigra. Sure, this is 100% meant for children, but I’m sure we can find something inside worthy of discussion. The 1970s were a really rough time for the studio system and Daiei was no exception. This was the final film in the Gamera series before the desperate attempt to reinvigorate the studio by creating the terrible terrapin’s swan song, Gamera Super Monster. Martin was the only Kaijucast cohost brave enough to venture into Zigra’s waters with me, but we had a lot of fun watching this and I can only imagine the proper roasting this would have received with a larger crew.

These coming months are probably going to be kind of relentless when it comes to news, so I’ve taken what I deemed to be the most important or coolest news from the last couple of weeks and expanded upon it during this episode. Once you’re done listening check out the links below to get more information!

We had a lot of music requests and I totally love that, please feel free to make a request through the Contact page!

1. Main Title by Akira Ifukube from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
2. Godzilla by Michael Sembello from Bossa Nova Hotel (1983)
3. Monster X Appears by Nobuhiko Morino from Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
4. Monster Man by DEVO (2012)
5. Rodanne by Mike Nesmith from Elephant Parts (1981)
6. Godzilla & Jet Jaguar Punch-Punch-Punch! by Masato Shimone from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
7. Godzilla Eats Las Vegas by Eric Whitacre (1996)
8. GOJIRA (Original Mix) by Ninjas In Pyjamas from Kaiju EP (2013)

MUTOResearch.net update
Godzilla’s International Trailer
Godzilla Awakening Cover Art
Rubies Godzilla Costumes
Godzilla Survival Kit
Machinima’s First Episode of Enormous
Poster Posse Project’s GODZILLA Fan Art Project
G-Fest Guests Lined Up
SciFi Japan’s Coverage of the Japanese Toy Exhibit at SFO
Win King Kong vs Godzilla & King Kong on Blu Ray
Diamond Select Toys’ Godzilla 1989 Bank is available
Toy Vault announces new Godzilla Plush (designed by Matt Frank!)
Guzu Gallery STRANGE BEASTS 2: A TRIBUTE TO THE KING Art Show  [ Facebook Event Page ]

Ifukube & Godzilla: A Musical Celebration – This Campaign still needs your support & ends at 6am April 6th!

3/28 – 3/30 Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle (Come to our KAIJU ATTACK panel on Sunday at 12:40pm!)

gappaOur next film discussion will be the 1967 Gappa from Nikkatsu Studios. It’s cool to see a different studio’s take on the kaiju film and 1967 was a big year for trying to capitalize on giant monsters. We will be watching the Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock DVD, but I understand that this film is available in multiple formats since many people believe it has fallen into the public domain. If you have a DVD with Daikyoj? Gappa or Gappa: The Triphibian Monster or even Monster from a Prehistoric Planet, it’ll work for the us! Please make sure to turn in your homework by Friday, April 25th to be included in the discussion. Looking forward to hearing your collective thoughts, questions and reviews of this film!