04.15.2014: Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo Author Stuart Galbraith

Stuart Galbraith IV, the author of Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo sits down to discuss his writing and love for both the kaiju genre and film studies in general.

Stuart Galbraith IV, the author of Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo sits down to discuss his writing and love for both the kaiju genre and film studies in general.

This is another interview that I recorded waaaaay back in what the internet would consider “ages ago”. I picked up Stuart Galbraith IV’s book Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo a long time ago and for some weird reason, I didn’t open it for several years. I think I was under the impression that it was just another catalogue of kaiju films, but once I did start reading it, I was shocked to discover something that was completely different from any other kaiju book on the market. And good news, at the time of this writing, it looks like the publisher, Feral House, has some of those books in stock! I had a wonderful time interviewing Stuart about his love for the kaiju genre and Japanese cinema – I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to check out World Cinema Paradise and  Stuart’s DVD Talk Page to see his current writings about films and their rich history.

Once again, we have a lot to cover with the news – lots of kaiju updates (enjoy it while it lasts, kaiju fans!) and merchandise on the horizon. Plus there are some cool events happening – big thanks to Mark J for popping in to talk about an event happening in Los Angeles next month (see below).

1. Global Defense Force Mecha King Ghidorah Theme by Heavy Melody Music from Godzilla Unleashed (2007)
2. Ultraman Gaia by Toshihiko Sahashi from Ultraman Gaia (1998)
3. The Enemy Below by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla Mothra Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)
4. Mechagodzilla’s Counterattack by Akira Ifukube from Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Godzilla 2014 News
Advance Tickets go on sale on April 21st
– WBshop.com has a slew of Godzilla merchandise
– Ultimate Fan Video Contest
– IMAX Fan Art Contest
– More Extended Footage
– Wondercon Panel & Poster Reveal

Mill Creek Entertainment’s Gamera Releases:
[Gamera Vol 1] [Gamera Vol 2] [Gamera Legacy Collection & Youtube Trailer] [Godzilla The Series & Youtube Trailer]
X-Plus Japan Line-up: Godzilla 1989, Gamera 1996 & Dodongo (and more…)
Diamond Comics Distribution announces Wave 5: Godzilla 1962, Godzilla 1968 and Hedorah 1971
Diamond Select Toys’ King Ghidorah Bank Details
Scifi Japan Contest: Win Kraken’s Godzilla Blu Rays
Scifi Japan Contest: Win Mill Creek Entertainment’s Godzilla The Series DVD

May 3rd: Godzilla vs. Biollante Screenings, SFX Demonstration, God Of Clay screening and Q&A with Koichi Kawakita in Los Angeles, CA
May 3rd – 6th: Gojira (1954) Screenings at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR
May 16th: Special LOUD Screening of Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla at the Roseway Theater in Portland, OR [ Link TBA ]
May 17th & 18th: BigWow ComicsFest with Kenpachiro Satsuma, Bin Furuya & Ban Daisuke in San Jose, CA

4/25 – 4/27 Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, NJ w/Hiroshi Koizumi & Bin Furuya
5/16 – 5/18 Dallas Comicon Dallas, TX w/Akira Takarada
5/17 & 5/18 BigWow ComicFest in San Jose, CA w/Ban Daisuke, Kenpachiro Satsuma & Bin Furuya
5/30 – 6/1 Spooky Empire in Orlando, FL w/Akira Takarada & Haruo Nakajima and Linda Haynes from Latitude Zero


You could win the 2nd Edition of August Ragone’s book, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monstersyou have to listen to get the details!

Remember that if you want to be included in the next Daikaiju Discussion episode, please watch Daikaiju Gappa/Gappa The Triphibian Monster/Monster From A Prehistoric Planet and send in your homework (thoughts/questions/reviews) by Friday, April 25th.