Friday, September 30, 2011

Godzilla Vs Megalon on DVD and Blu-ray

In November, Tokyo Shock follows up their new edition of Destroy All Monsters with the release of Godzilla vs. Megalon to DVD and Blu-ray:
GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) has been the most elusive Godzilla film in North America. This is the film that most baby-boomers saw in U.S. movie theaters and then had to rely on badly cropped VHS and DVD bootleg copies to enjoy the film thereafter. This entry features Godzilla taking on Megalon and Gigan with the help of the unforgettable growing robot, Jet Jaguar! Reportedly cut to receive a G-rating upon its U.S. release, the film was hosted by John Belushi in a Godzilla suit for its national TV premiere. Tokyo Shock will present the film uncut on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on November 29!
"Godzilla vs. Megalon" completes the canonization of Godzilla, the creature who came from beneath the sea… to destroy Tokyo and has returned in sequels again and again to protect the land he once loathed. It's been a remarkable transformation of character- the dragon has become St. George.” – Vincent Canby, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Buy Online:
Godzilla Vs Megalon
Godzilla Vs Megalon [Blu-ray]
Destroy All Monsters
Destroy All Monsters [Blu-ray]

Related links:
MST3K vs. Giant Monsters
Available for Pre-Order: DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
Giant Monster Movies: Godzilla

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MST3K vs. Giant Monsters

Here are the hacienda, my wife and I have become big fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Over at Squidoo, I've created a page devoted to the giant monster movies that appeared on the series -- with an assortment of video clips, trailers, movie info and even a couple of polls. It also includes special sections devoted to the Gamera series and the Godzilla series, as well as movies with dinosaurs, sea monsters, giant lizards and more! (There are even links to watch several of the films free.)

Please check it out! MST3K vs. Giant Monsters 

Related links:
King Kong: Eighth Wonder of the World (Squidoo)
Complete Guide To James Bond Songs (Squidoo)
20 Crime Movies on MST3K (Crime TV)
Giant Monster Movies: MST3K
MST3K Vs. Gamera on DVD

Sunday, September 11, 2011

William Shakespeare Presents Terminator the Second

This is crazy: Coming to Nashville in October, William Shakespeare Presents Terminator the Second is a staging of Terminator 2: Judgment Day reconstructed entirely from lines found in the plays of The Bard. As recounted on the official website:

"William Shakespeare Presents Terminator the Second" is the premiere production of the Nashville performance collective, Husky Jackal Theater. A product of nearly a year of research and revision by scriptors and Husky Jackal co-founders Marshall Weber and Cody De Vos, the script tells the story of a boy and his cyborg protector entirely in lines and phrases taken from the plays of William Shakespeare.

In April of 2011, Husky Jackal Theater launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their production. They hoped to raise a modest $3,000, and finance the rest themselves - the original intent being to perform the show one night only at a local rock club. The project caught the attention of a number of influential websites and publications, including the SyFy channel, Gawker science blog i09, and Mental Floss magazine. The creators were suddenly in contact with supporters as far-flung as Brazil, the Philippines, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and their original fundraising goal was eclipsed several times over, enabling Husky Jackal Theater to vastly increase the scope of its production.

International support (and a healthy bit of pavement pounding) fostered community relationships, as the publicity brought the production to the attention of Nashville's creative class. Various persons reached out and came on board in every aspect of production. The Nashville Shakespeare festival invited Husky Jackal to observe auditions for Shakespeare in the Park's "Romeo and Juliet," establishing contact with several talented actors and actresses from the region eager to join. Eventually, Husky Jackal sought participation from the Nashville School of the Arts, and, thanks to a unique partnership, "Terminator the Second" will debut on the school's main stage in October of 2011, with some cast and stage crew roles filled by advanced production students.

The production will be at Nashville School of the Arts October 14-17. More information at

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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.