09.30.2018: Terror of Mechagodzilla Daikaiju Re-Discussion

I assure you, we are not discussing a movie starring King Seesar and Angilas in this episode. We’re re-examining 1975’s Terror of Mechagodzilla.

We’re back with a closer look at one of the films we have covered many moons ago, back in 2011 when the podcast was only on episode 28! This episode (#245) is our Daikaiju Re-Discussion for the 1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla. I’m joined for the discussion by Adam Alexander, of the Monster Project (and Die Like Gentlemen) and Dave Helfrey for the discussion, but we’re also welcoming Ishiro Honda’s biographers Ed Godziszewski & Steve Ryfle back to share their thoughts on Ishiro Honda’s return to Godzilla and his closing chapter to the Showa series.

During our analysis of this film, several sources were used for research:
Ishiro Honda: A Life In Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa by Ed Godziszewski & Steve Ryfle
Classic Media’s Terror of Mechagodzilla Commentary by Keith Aiken & Bob Johnson
A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series by David Kalat
AkiraKurosawa.info for Ikio Sawamura’s mini bio

1. Invaders’ Last Moments by Akira Ifukube from Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
2. Terror of Godzilla US TV Commercial (1978)
3. Condensed AIP Terror of Mechagodzilla Intro (1978)
4. Kaiju Daisenso: Ending from Terror of Mechagodzilla by The Monster Project (2007)

Adam’s episode about the Monster Project (circa 2011)
The Monster Project on Bandcamp
Titanosaurus Roars: According to WikiZilla –  Ultraman Ace’s Brocken
Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa
MyKaiju’s Memories of the Terror of Mechagodzilla Prologue
Godzilla ’94 Fan-made Comic

10/5 – 10/7 HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR w/ Chiaki J Konaka (and much much more)

What have I done??? I’ve agreed to take a deep look at our first ever film in the discussion schedule, Godzilla Final Wars (2004). If you’d like to watch this film and then send in your thoughts, questions and reviews for the discussion, please make sure to do that before October 21st. Thanks, I hope!