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[Podcasts] Test Pattern – Episode 36: King Ghidorah – Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster & Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

[Podcasts] Test Pattern – Episode 36: King Ghidorah – Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster & Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
In an episode curated by Godzilla-level Patreon subscriber Tommy, Jacob and Tab bow to King Ghidorah with Ghidora the Three Headed Monster (1964) & Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (2001)! Join them for monster rock fights, twin guardian fairies, and a T-2 ripoff of epic proportions! Subscribe and Listen to Past Episodes: iTunes | Google Play […]
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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Post-Credits Scene: How It Will Shape Legendary’s MonsterVerse

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Post-Credits Scene: How It Will Shape Legendary’s MonsterVerse
In an industry increasingly fueled by franchises, it came as little surprise when Legendary Entertainment used their splashy Comic-Con 2014 appearance to confirm their intentions to develop their so-called “MonsterVerse.” Hot on the heels of the release of Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla,” Legendary announced they had picked up the rights to other classic Toho beasts Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, teasing the audience with a title card that read “Conflict: inevitable. Let them fight.”

But before those inevitable battles can hit the big screen, there was a necessary amount of groundwork to lay. Enter Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island,” this weekend’s big release and the second entry in the burgeoning MonsterVerse. While Vogt-Roberts’ Vietnam War era-set adventure drama works well enough on its own, the film also introduces a slew of new monsters that make it clear that there are all kinds of M.U.T.O. (MonsterVerse for “Massive Unidentified
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Do You Have $40,000 To Spend on a Human-Size Godzilla Statue?

If you're in the market for a life-size Godzilla statue and you have $40,000 laying around to purchase one, then today's your lucky day! 

The statue comes from Famitsu, who says that it's the same size as the Godzilla costumes that the actors used to wear when they were shooting the films. 

The design of the statue was overseen by Yuji Sakai, who also oversaw the suit used in some of the Godzilla films that have been made over the years. Apparently the design is based on the 1991 version of Godzilla that appeared in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

This is the ultimate Godzilla collector's item. I'm personally waiting for a life-size statue of the of the giant creature to be made! 

Via: Technabob
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Film Review: ‘Shin Godzilla’

Film Review: ‘Shin Godzilla’
The Original Gangsta Lizard gets a largely satisfying reboot in “Shin Godzilla,” a surprisingly clever monster mash best described as the “Batman Begins” of Zilla Thrillers. Co-directors Hideaki Anno (the cult-fave “Evangelion” franchise) and Shinji Ishihara (“Attack on Titan”), working from Anno’s genre-respectful yet realpolitik-savvy screenplay, draw basic elements from Ishiro Honda’s original 1954 “Gojira” and its many follow-ups — to the point of including a wink-wink, nudge-nudge reference to Goro Naki, a character who loomed large in two sequels — but update the familiar kaiju mythos to a 21st-century world where the sudden appearance of an immense, fire-breathing reptile in Japan can generate all sorts of inter-agency political wrangling, revive terribly unpleasant memories of the country’s militaristic past, and really, really wreak havoc on the value of the yen in global monetary markets.

In short, Anno and Ishihara operate according to a classic sci-fi game plan: This couldn’t happen.
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60 Years of Godzilla: A History and Critique of the Greatest Monster Movie Series in Cinema

**Massive spoilers for every Godzilla movie, with the exception of the 2014 reboot, and Mothra follow**

August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and
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Monster Movie Mondays – King Kong Escapes (1967)

Monster Movie Mondays looks at King Kong Escapes

Director: Ishiro Honda

Release date: 1967

Also released as: King Kong, Frankenstein’s Son (Germany)

Appearing kaiju: King Kong, Mechani-Kong, Gorosaurus

In the early 1960s, Toho struck a deal with American producer John Beck (who was representing Willis O’Brian) to make a movie based on the King Kong character which would end up being 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. The film was one of the most successful entries in the Godzilla franchise and is a beloved movie by fans of the King of the Monsters. Toho were keen to produce another Kong movie while they still had the rights and the character was set to star in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep only to be replaced with Godzilla as the movie rolled into production. He would return to screens though in the 1967 movie, King Kong Escapes.

King Kong Escapes brought together the
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Photos of New 5-Feet Tall Godzilla Statue

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995): special effects guru Koichi Kawakita helped create the look for these and other Godzilla monster mashes. Now Koichi Kawakita has designed a new Godzilla statue that pays homage to the classic Godzilla look while celebrating the King of Monsters’ recent resurgence on the big screen.

Standing at an impressive 60 inches with a width of 24 inches and a length of 42 inches, the ‘Kawakita’ Godzilla is now available for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles and is expected to ship in August:

“Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Kawakita Godzilla Statue from Styles on Video. Legendary director and special effects supervisor Koichi Kawakita along with Hollywood Collector’s Gallery, are thrilled to introduce a new prop replica of Godzilla based on the iconic bronze statue near Tokyo’s Hibiya Park. Developed in the same scale, this fiberglass statue used the original casting
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White Hat or Black Hat: Should Godzilla be a Hero or Villain? (Spoilers)

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The new Godzilla remake has finally arrived in theaters. The rebooted king of monsters stars in his 30th film in 60 years but he continues to vacillate between good guy monster and bad guy monster. Which way does Godzilla work better? Should he be the sheriff or the outlaw?

(Spoilers ahead)

60 years ago, Gojira/Godzilla: King of the Monsters debuted on screen; with a towering reptilian protagonist who was basically a rampaging beast. He was really a metaphor for the destructive power of the A-bomb. In the following three sequels, Gojira’s Counter Attack (Aka Gigantus the Fire Monster/ Godzilla Raids Again); Gojira vs. King Kong (Aka King Kong vs. Godzilla), and Mothra vs. Gojira (Aka Godzilla vs. the Thing); the radioactive monster continued his destructive, city-flattening ways, earning the enmity of the citizens of Japan. He was the ultimate threat.

By his fifth and sixth films, however, The Three
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White Hat or Black Hat: Should Godzilla be a Hero or Villain? (Spoilers)

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The new Godzilla remake has finally arrived in theaters. The rebooted king of monsters stars in his 30th film in 60 years but he continues to vacillate between good guy monster and bad guy monster. Which way does Godzilla work better? Should he be the sheriff or the outlaw?

(Spoilers ahead)

60 years ago, Gojira/Godzilla: King of the Monsters debuted on screen; with a towering reptilian protagonist who was basically a rampaging beast. He was really a metaphor for the destructive power of the A-bomb. In the following three sequels, Gojira’s Counter Attack (Aka Gigantus the Fire Monster/ Godzilla Raids Again); Gojira vs. King Kong (Aka King Kong vs. Godzilla), and Mothra vs. Gojira (Aka Godzilla vs. the Thing); the radioactive monster continued his destructive, city-flattening ways, earning the enmity of the citizens of Japan. He was the ultimate threat.

By his fifth and sixth films, however, The Three
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All The Cities Destroyed By Godzilla

Godzilla is one destructive creature. Over the course of 28 Japanese films and four American films, the monster (and the other kaiju that have appeared in the franchise) has nearly destroyed 19 cities in addition to fighting in space and underwater. Whether it’s intentional or not—sometimes Godzilla is nearly protecting us from alien creatures bent on destroying Earth—cities fall under the brute strength, physical size and eternal frustration of the mutated amphibian.

In the new film, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Ken Watanabe, the creature expands his destruction count by rampaging Honolulu, Las Vegas and San Francisco. All three cities are a far cry from Tokyo, a city that has been destroyed more times than an other location in the long-running franchise. In a handy little guide to destruction, VH1 has compiled a complete list of cities destroyed by the monsters.

Tokyo

The capital of Japan has served
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Why We Still Love Godzilla

For a creature who's been asleep for hundreds of millions of years, Godzilla is surprisingly adept at changing with the times.

Across 60 years and 30 movies, from his first appearance in 1954's "Godzilla" to the second American reboot "Godzilla" opening this week, the Lizard King has reflected the anxieties of his times, from World War II to the War on Terror, from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to the atomic reactor disaster of Fukushima., and from Japan to the rest of the world.

Even in that first film, the linkage of the radioactive-breath monster with the atomic anxieties of the only nation ever attacked by nuclear weapons was explicit. "First Nagasaki, now this!" cries a woman in anticipation of Godzilla's imminent arrival. Less then a decade after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced Japan's surrender in World War II, and just months after U.S. hydrogen bomb testing
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Why We Still Love Godzilla

For a creature who's been asleep for hundreds of millions of years, Godzilla is surprisingly adept at changing with the times.

Across 60 years and 30 movies, from his first appearance in 1954's "Godzilla" to the second American reboot "Godzilla" opening this week, the Lizard King has reflected the anxieties of his times, from World War II to the War on Terror, from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to the atomic reactor disaster of Fukushima., and from Japan to the rest of the world.

Even in that first film, the linkage of the radioactive-breath monster with the atomic anxieties of the only nation ever attacked by nuclear weapons was explicit. "First Nagasaki, now this!" cries a woman in anticipation of Godzilla's imminent arrival. Less then a decade after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced Japan's surrender in World War II, and just months after U.S. hydrogen bomb testing
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May 6th DVD & Blu-ray Releases Include The Birds, Countess Dracula, Godzilla Movies

Hey everyone! Starting this week, Daily Dead is going to be bringing you a weekly DVD & Blu-ray release recap so that you guys and gals can better keep up on all the great home horror entertainment coming at you each and every week. Considering the amount of titles being announced these days, we figured this would be a handy reminder of just some of the awesome movies you can to add to your own DVD and Blu-ray collections.

Here’s a rundown on what’s coming your way this week including a ton of amazing classic titles in hi-def from Universal Studios, a handful of Godzilla sequels being released on Blu-ray, and more.

Spotlight Titles:

Rear Window (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & Digital HD with UltraViolet)

None of Hitchcock’s films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer J.B.
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Sony to Release Eight Godzilla Movies as Blu-ray Double Features

With a new Godzilla movie hitting theaters in May, now is the perfect time for Blu-ray releases of the classic movies. Thankfully, many distributors have already announced plans and we can now add Sony to the list. They recently revealed that they will release eight Godzilla movies from the 90′s as double feature Blu-rays.

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will debut eight classic Godzilla movies on Blu-ray for the first time on May 6th. Titles include: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) + Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992); Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) + Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) + Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000); and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) + Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Bonus features are said to include original theatrical trailers, along with a Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S making-of featurette, and a Godzilla: Final Wars behind-the-scenes featurette.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

When a mysterious U.
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Sony Bringing Several Godzilla Double-Feature Blu-rays Home in May!

Sony is releasing several of the best Godzilla flicks from the 90s onto Blu-ray high definition, and we have the skinny on each of them right here for you. May is gonna kick all sorts of monster-sized ass!

From the Press Release

Beginning with the introduction of the original Godzilla film in 1954 and continuing through today, the King of the Monsters has entertained generations of movie fans through his big-screen adventures.

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will debut four classic Toho Godzilla Double Features for the first time on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD UltraViolet™ on May 6. The ultimate collector’s editions of the action-filled franchise include Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) + Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992); Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) + Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) + Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000); and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) + Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Each double
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Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #20: Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 10 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Takao Okawara,

Starring: Masahiro Takashima, Ryoko Sano, Megumi Odaka, Yusuke Kawazu, Daijiro Harada, Akira Nakao, Koichi Ueda, Kenji Sahara, Leo Meneghetti

Plot: Humanity uses the futuristic plans of MechaGhidorah to create a MechaGodzilla, just in case the real Godzilla ever returns. However, scientists also discover Rodan, a large Pteranodon, and an egg that looks close to hatching.

The onslaught of classic monsters continues in Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II, a title that suggests this is a sequel to Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla, released almost 20 years previously. This isn’t the case, and was merely a move during American distribution so as not to confuse viewers with two films with the same title. It’s best just to ignore the II,
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Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #19: Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1992)

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 11 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Takao Okawara

Starring: Tetsuya Bessho, Satomi Kobayashi, Takehiro Murata, Saburo Shinoda, Akiji Kobayashi, Akira Takarada, Makoto Ohtake, Keiko Imamura, Sayaka Osawa, Megumi Odaka

Plot: A meteor which hits Earth reveals a giant egg containing Mothra, releases Mothra’s nemesis Battra, and awakens Godzilla.

Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah proved that the old monsters worked best in terms of box-office business. The next logical step then, was to bring back arguably Toho’s second most famous monster, Mothra. Mothra had her solo feature back in 1961 and battled Godzilla for the first time in 1964, where she took top-billing over the now iconic lizard. This time though, things were slightly different. Godzilla was popular again and so it was his name that featured first.
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Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #18: Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 12 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori,

Starring: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Akiji Kobayashi, Tokuma Nishioka, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Chuck Wilson, Richard Berger, Robert Scott Field

Plot: A UFO reveals itself to be piloted by humans from the 23rd century. They have travelled back in time to prevent Godzilla from destroying Japan in a nuclear holocaust.

Godzilla Vs. Biollante was considered a box-office failure. Whenever a film fails, it’s time to place the blame, and here the blame rested on Biollante himself. Being a fan-created brand new monster, it was decided he just didn’t have the draw of Godzilla’s other nemeses, even though Godzilla is surely the main draw for such pictures. It was decided
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Stuck in Development Hell: 12 Godzilla Films That Never Happened

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With the first trailer for the Godzilla reboot having been released earlier this week, we thought it was a good time to take a look back at all the Godzilla films that lost the pre-production battle and remained cursed to development hell. Here's a tribute to the King of All Monsters and the films that never were.

Frankenstein vs. Godzilla

In 1963, Toho was working with SFX pioneer Willis O’Brien, who created the effects for the 1933 King Kong film. O’Brien had the idea of making a stop-motion film where the King Kong scuffles with an enlarged Frankenstein monster. The idea was scrapped in favor of King Kong vs. Godzilla, although the concept of the giant Frankenstein Monster was later utilized for Frankenstein Conquers the World. For a while, however, Toho toyed with the idea of giant Frankenstein being Godzilla's opponent.

The plot: The heart of the original Frankenstein Monster
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‘Godzilla Encounter’ Teases Return of Japanese Icon on Big Screen

‘Godzilla Encounter’ Teases Return of Japanese Icon on Big Screen
The first official footage of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla” won’t be shown at Comic-Con until Saturday, but those visiting the “Godzilla Encounter” throughout the week, will come pretty close to seeing what the giant fire-breathing lizard will look like on the big screen.

Legendary opens the attraction today, in a building on the corner of 7th Avenue and J Street, in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, that walks guests through a highly detailed mock up of a Tokyo street, complete with a ramen bar, as the exhibit looks back at the iconic Japanese character’s 60-year history — from the first costume to various toys, comicbooks, art, apparel and movies.

Alarm bells then go off and the military hurries guests through various other themed rooms, including a scientific facility and elevator, to get them out of danger from a rampaging Godzilla, which has emerged from the sea and
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