02.28.2015: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) Daikaiju Discussion

Bryan, Rachel, Jeff, Cindy, Martin and Kyle discuss Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Bryan, Rachel, Jeff, Cindy, Martin and Kyle discuss Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

This month, we turn our gaze to the future! Or the futurians, to be a bit more precise? The focus of this month’s Daikaiju Discussion is the 1991 special effects extravaganza from Toho Studios, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. It was a full house here in Kaijucast HQ; Kyle was joined by Martin, Jeff, Cindy, Bryan and Rachel. It’s awesome that they took part because we received a lot of homework. Apparently a lot of G-fans really …and I mean really love this film!

The film discussion alone was enough to fill a standard hour long (do we even do that anymore?) episode, but we had a massive news month, too – with several big events happening and information dropped. Earlier in February, a convention called Winter Wonder Festival took place in Tokyo. Joining us to share his awesome report directly from the land of the rising sun, our special on-the-scene/over-the-seas reporter Brandon Elijah Garza (Tokyo Toy Fiend) pops in with the low down on the kaiju releases at the show. Additionally Toy Fair, held on the 14-17th in New York, had a lot in store for kaiju enthusiasts too. Make sure to check out all of the links in the show notes; there are some really great things happening out there.

1. A Premonition of Invaders by Akira Ifukube from Terror Of Mechagodzilla (1975)
2. Major Spielberg Spots a UFO from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
3. Aliens King Ghidorah by Heavy Melody Music from Godzilla Unleashed (2007)
4. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah CNN News Report (1991)
5. Green Slime performed by Josie Cotton from Invasion of the B-Girls (2007)
6. Ending by Akira Ifukube from Rodan (1956)

Tokyo Toy Fiend’s Winter Wonder Festival Video
Toy Fair happened with Godzilla & Kaiju Results (see below):
Diamond Select Toys Godzilla 1974, Rodan 1993 & Jet Jaguar Banks
NECA‘s Godzilla 1954, 1995 & 1984 NES Version
SH MonsterArts / Tamaashi Nations’ Spitfire Godzilla 2014, Godzilla Millenium Special Color Edition & MechaKing Ghidorah
Bandai Creation Godzilla 2014 & MUTO and Godzilla “Hatch n Heroes” Egg Changers
NECA’s Pacific Rim 6″ Figures Horizon Brave, Reactor Blast Gipsy Danger, Otachi & Baby Otachi
NECA’s Pacific Rim 18″ Striker Eureka
NECA’s Pacific Rim Chibi “In Movie” Figures (Romeo Blue, Horizon Brave, Trespasser, Karloff & Hardship)

VIZ to Distribute Reimagined Ultraman Manga
More Godzilla Vinyl Wars Announcements on SciFiJapan
IDW Publishing to release Godzilla Half Century War hardcover book

Check out the Kaiju Kingdom Podcast’s interview with Ricardo Delgado [part 1] [part 2]

Check out the Monsterland Ohio Radio Podcast!

3/13 – 3/15 Lexington Comic Con w/Hiroko Sakurai, Bin Furuya and LOTS of Sentai Heroes
3/27 – 3/29 Monsterpalooza in Burbank, CA w/Sonny Chiba
4/3 – 4/5 Anime Boston w/Akira Takarada & Haruo Nakajima

Gamera vs. Jiger (1979)The month of March will focus on the sixth film in Daiei’s Gamera series. We’ll be watching the SHout Factory release of Gamera vs. Jiger (1970), or as it was known here in the US, Gamera vs Monster X.  Because I’ll be at Monsterpalooza for the last weekend of the month, the deadline to submit your thoughts, questions & reviews of this film is March 19th. We look forward to seeing what you thought of the film!