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Last week we had the pleasure of reporting on the glorious news that after dozens of piss-poor DVD editions, Gamera was finally going to get his digital due thanks to Shout! Factory. Today we have a look at the DVD art and some really vintage promotional stills from the flick!
Timing can be a funny thing. Just a couple of nights ago I was sitting in my bedroom at 2:00 am watching old Gamera movies, and today we get a press release that has us grinning from ear-to-ear!
Shout! Factory continues to be the DVD company after the b-genre movie fans heart. As if a special edition DVD of Kingdom of the Spiders coming in January wasn't enough, Shout! now has a quartet of Roger Corman produced aquatic creature features and old school Gamera flicks in the pipeline. How's that for a reason to shout?
We begin with the wackiness that is Minoru Kawasaki, the filmmaker responsible for The Calamari Wrestler and Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit, and the DVD release of his silly and surreal 2005 animal costume slasher/thriller/comedy Executive Koala.
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Kaho, Kanji Tsuda, Susumu Terajima, Ryo Tomioka Directed by Ryuta Tazaki The new Gamera is a touching story of a boy and his alien turtle, something I’m sure we can all relate to. But if you have a hard time picturing that scenario, just think E.T. by way of giant monster combat.