Monday, February 22, 2010

Don't get around much anymore

If anyone has noticed how rare blog updates have been around here, it's because I really need to scale back for a time. I've got to finish writing a manuscript. And any time I do find for blogging needs to go to my primary blog -- The Thrill of it All -- as I gear up for the publication of my whodunit this summer.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gamera: Special Edition coming May 18

Coming in May, Shout! Factory is releasing special edition DVDs of the original eight films starring the titanic terrapin, Gamera. Below is the official press release from Shout! Factory. Some extra behind-the-scenes info is available at The Good, The Bad, and Godzilla.
From Japan – the country that brought us such mythical movie monsters as Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah – storms Gamera, the titanic terrapin feared by adults and loved by children. On May 18, 2010, Shout! Factory will unleash Gamera, The Giant Monster – Special Edition on DVD for the first time in its unedited original version, with English subtitles — in anamorphic widescreen from an all-new HD master. The DVD includes a 12-page booklet with an essay by director Noriaki Yuasa, a photo gallery, trailers and more. The collectible Gamera, The Giant Monster Special Edition DVD is priced to own at $19.93.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Watch ROBOTECH: NEW GENERATION episodes free online!

Weary from constant battle with the Robotech Masters, the United Earth Forces eventually fell to the Invid Invasion. Their greatest hope for liberating the Earth lies with the return of Admiral Hunter’s Expeditionary Force…

Dinosaur Vs. Shark (with Koala)

During his lunch hour, my friend made this short stop motion movie featuring a dinosaur and a shark. And a koala bear. (He should totally pitch it to The Asylum as a sequel to Giant Shark Vs. Mega Octopus.)

Witness the spectacle of ...

The Ambush!
Featuring Kenneth Koala, Mr. Dinosaur, and Sven the Shark.

Related links:
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dinosaurs and Robots!
Giant Monster Movies: Ray Harryhausen
Giant robot invaders!
Giant Monster Movies: Dinosaurs
The Lost World (1960) Trailer

Friday, February 12, 2010

Watch ROBOTECH: THE MASTERS episodes free online!

Fifteen years have passed since the war against the Zentraedi Forces. The peaceful life of the survivors of the first alien battle soon ends with the invasion of the Robotech Masters.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MTV's "Best Under-The-Radar Series" back with #3

BUTLER, NJ (Feb 2010) -- 2009 was another memorable year for the comic book industry. When it came time for journalists to reflect on the year gone by, several mentioned Robot 13 as one of the standout comic books of 2009. MTV's Rick Marshall called R-13 the “Best Under-the-Radar Comic Series” on the stands today.

This March, readers get another chance to discover what all the excitement is about with the release of R-13 #3. The thrilling issue from Blacklist Studios concludes the “Colossus” storyline and will be simultaneously released in the digital format for the Apple and Google mobile markets via special arrangements with Robot Comics and Panelfly.

Robot 13 vs Hellboy

Robert Hood at Undead Backbrain sets out in words and pictures some of the controversy surrounding perceived similarities between giant-robot-fights-giant-monsters comic Robot 13 and hellspawn-fights-folklore-and-such comic Hellboy. The post includes some fightin' words from Dark Horse editor Scott Allie and commentary from Robot 13 writer Tom Hall: "Robot 13 vs the Cyclops"

Related links:
MTV names ROBOT-13 among best comics of 2009
The Return of Robot-13
ROBOT-13: Tech Vs. Myth

More comics links:
TITANO: More fantastic than KING KONG!
 ICONIC: The Life and Death of Talos the Bronze
Honoring the father of manga
KAIJU comic!
Free Comics Online

Monday, February 8, 2010

Review: Ultraman: The Complete Series

The blog Giant Monsters Attack reviews the DVD box set featuring the original Ultraman series, the giant monster showcase created for Japanese kids in the 1960s and imported to American kids in the 1970s. It's a fair review. Even as much as I loved the series as a kid -- and enjoyed reliving some of that with the DVDs -- it's difficult to argue with the reviewer's few complaints about the series. Read the whole review here: DVD Review: Ultraman (The Complete Series).

Ultraman opening song [english]

Related links:
Ultraman Vol. One -- 5 BUCKS!!!
ULTRAMAN '66 comes back to DVD
Ultraman: The Complete Series (Oct 14)
Johnny Sokko and Giant Robot: An Introduction
Watch GIGANTOR episodes free online!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Watch ROBOTECH: MACROSS SAGA episodes free online!

In the year 1999, an alien battle-fortress crashes on an island in the Pacific. Over the next ten years, mankind repairs and refits this fortress, using the advanced "robo-technology" found aboard it to create fighter planes that can transform into giant robots.

Watch JOHNNY SOKKO free online


This blog is for fans of classic giant monsters and monster-fighters from the movies, TV, and comics -- including King Kong, Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Dogora, Johnny Sokko and Giant Robot, Ultraman, Fin Fang Foom, Titano, The Host, and more. We also salute the classic genre and special effects films of Toho Studios Universal Studios, Hammer Films, not to mention the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, giant robots, sci-fi, manga, and anime.