Friday, October 29, 2010

Prequel to John Carpenter's THE THING

Very interest interview clips wherein the cast and crew outline some of the ways their prequel plans to answer questions raised in John Carpenter's 1982 monster movie The Thing: All the John Carpenter Easter Eggs in The Thing's prequel

Although I'm intrigued by the level of fanboyishness involved, I still have to wonder ... do we really need these questions answered? Weren't all the unexplained bits part of what made the original film great?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Coming Oct 12: Demeking, The Sea Monster

Demeking, The Sea MonsterHitting DVD this October is the 2009 daikaiju movie Demeking, The Sea Monster. Here's a plot synopsis from website Nippon Cinema, which also has a trailer:
Set in a dreary port town in 1970, the story revolves around a group of boys led by the older Kameoka (Kohei Kiyasu) who form their own exploration group. One day Kameoka meets a strange man named Hachiya (Takeshi Nadagi) who works at the local amusement park. Hachiya is convinced a vision of the future he experienced is real, and one day he will have to fight a giant monster called Demeking to stop it from destroying Tokyo. When the time comes, Hachiya suddenly up and leaves. However, with the guidance of a note he leaves behind, Kameoka and his friends set off on an adventure to discover the true nature of Demeking.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Godzilla returns to American comics in 2011

Official Press Release
The biggest star in motion pictures prepares to wreak havoc once again! IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a partnership with Toho Co., Ltd. to create all-new GODZILLA comics. Starting in 2011, Godzilla will smash his way back onto the scene with a cast of characters from his films never before seen in comics.

“This new series will be monsters and mayhem, but most importantly, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Yukio Kotaki of Toho. “Godzilla has been gone from comics for too long and we feel that IDW is the perfect company to welcome him back in 2011.”

In addition to the King of the Monsters himself, the new comics from IDW Publishing and Toho Co., Ltd. will feature many of Godzilla’s friends and foes, including MOTHRA, KING GHIDORAH, RODAN and more that have never before been featured in an American comic book series alongside Godzilla. With an impressive cast of monsters both old and new, IDW’s series will treat fans to both familiar themes and original takes on the pop culture legends that have stomped, smashed, and fought their way across movie screens for over five decades.

“Not only is Godzilla known worldwide, he’s loved worldwide, too. Having a film career with more than 25 movies and going on a 56-year span pretty much solidifies you as a legend, and IDW is really looking forward to contributing to that legacy,” said Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in Chief for IDW Publishing. “We wanted Godzilla to return to comics, but this time we wanted him to have some company. I think fans will be pleased with the monster guest appearances, which will really offer something for every fan of these films. There are the classic characters, but there are also a few surprises, too.”

Debuting in February 2011, fans can expect to see a number of unique storylines from some of the industry’s top creators. Visit to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
Related links:
Giant Monster Movies: Godzilla
Giant Monster Movies: Mothra
Giant Monster Movies: Rodan

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Save STEVE RUDE's house!

Just posted this on my comics blog, and wanted to pass along the word here, too. From Robot 6:
Renowned artist Steve Rude and his family are in danger of losing their home, so the co-creator of Nexus is auctioning art in hopes of raising the money to meet a Nov. 15 deadline.
Related links:
Steve Rude's Facebook
Please Consider Buying Steve Rude Art To Help Him Through A Rough Patch (Comics Reporter)
Save Steve Rude’s House (Bleeding Cool)

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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.