Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gamera Vs. Barugon coming July 6

Gamera Vs. BarugonAmazon has a listing for the second movie in Shout Factory's special edition DVDs of the original Gamera series: 1966's Gamera vs. Barugon is scheduled to hit shelves July 6. No details on supplements yet, but the film will be sourced from the latest HD master and presented in its original Japanese with English subtitles.

Gamera vs. Barugon (also known as War of the Monsters) follows a group of treasure-hunters who inadvertently unleash the monster Barugon -- complete with a freezing tongue and rainbow-shooting spines on its back -- upon the world. Arriving to save the day is titanic terrapin Gamera (somehow free from his rocket prison from the previous film).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Giant Hands!

So apparently some in the comicsphere continue to mistakenly refer to Robot-13 as "plagiarized" from Hellboy. Speaking as a fan of both properties, I'd like to suggest these folks need to buy a good dictionary and look up the word "plagiarism." (And then they need to cancel a lot of books that aren't Robot-13.) In an industry so rampantly chock-full of examples of artistic swiping and "homages," no intelligent comics professional would mistakenly include Robot -13 in that group.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Johnny Sokko and Giant Robot on DVD (kind of)

Johnny Sokko and His Flying RobotGood news for fans of Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (i.e., Giant Robo): Amazon and MGM's made manufacture-on-demand (MOD) TV-DVDs will soon include the classic 1960s Japanese import. No date set, but Amazon has a page so you can sign up to get an email when it becomes available.  (One of these days, I hope to finish the episode guide here on this blog.)

Giant Robot links:
Giant Robot: An Introduction
Episode 01. Dracolon, The Great Sea Monster
Episode 02. Nucleon, The Magic Globe
Episode 03. The Gargoyle Vine, A Space Plant

Related links:
Review: Ultraman: The Complete Series
Watch VOLTRON episodes free online!
Watch GIGANTOR episodes free online!
Japan's Spider-Man Ep. 1
Giant Monster Movies: Robots

Watch JOHNNY SOKKO free online

GIANT MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE!

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.