03.31.2014: Kaiju Attack at Emerald City Comic Con

Kaiju Attack Panel

I just wanted to post the movies that were discussed during the “Kaiju Attack: 60 Years of Giant Japanese Monsters” panel at Emerald City Comic Con yesterday. I’ve linked to each film’s Amazon page – some are preorders and a few are ridiculously expensive because they are out of print. Hopefully these will get another production run and you can enjoy the films without getting gouged by the secondary market.

THE 1950s
1954: Gojira (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)
1956: Rodan (Rodan the Flying Monster)
Honorable Mentions: Godzilla Raids Again (1955) & Daikaiju Varan (1958)

THE 1960s
1962: King Kong vs. Godzilla
1964: Mothra vs. Godzilla (Godzilla vs. The Thing)
1965: Monster Zero (Invasion of Astro Monster)
1966: Daimajin
Honorable Mentions: Mothra (1961), Gamera (1965), Frankenstein Conquers The World (1965), War Of The The Gargantuas (1966), Destroy All Monsters (1968)

THE 1970s
1971: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster)
1972: Godzilla vs. Gigan
1974: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
1975: Terror of Mechagodzilla
Honorable Mentions: Zone Fighter (TV Show – not officially available on DVD)

THE 1980s
1984: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla 1985 – not officially available on DVD)
1985: Pulgasari (not officially available on DVD)
1989: Godzilla vs. Biollante

THE 1990s
1991: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
1995: Godzilla vs. Destoyorah
1996: Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
Honorable Mentions: Shusuke Kaneko’s Gamera Trilogy (1995 – 1999)

THE 2000s
2000: Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
2001: Godzilla · Mothra · King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
2004: Godzilla Final Wars
Honorable Mentions: Godzilla 2000 (1999), Godzilla · Mothra · Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)

We really appreciated the crowd that came out to support Godzilla and his kaiju brethren!