Most of us may have dodged a bullet when it comes to the latest outbreak of swine flu, but thanks to Magnet Releasing ... no one can escape the rampaging piece of living Korean pork now known as Chawz!
October is really shaping up DVD-wise. Now we can add a new giant monster movie from Japan that until now I had somehow not heard about. The 2009 daikaiju movie Demekingu is slated for a US DVD release in October under the Americanized title Demeking, The Sea Monster. Hey, as long as it's better than Kraa! The Sea Monster, I'll be happy.
Any day when we can report on a new classic Gamera flick getting the treatment that it deserves is a good one, and Shout! Factory has just dropped the 411 on upcoming release of Gamera vs. Barugon.
There are not many movies opening in theaters this summer that I find myself anticipating. I feel the same way about the DVD market. On the other hand, as a lifelong fan of old school Japanese giant monster movies, the July 27th DVD release of Tomoo Haraguchi's Death Kappa can't come fast enough for me.
One of the coolest damn things about Shout! Factory's latest DVD release of Gamera: The Giant Monster (review here) is Gamera's anatomy chart. Simply put -- it's chock-full of win, and now you can sport it on your home computers and elsewhere!
Now this is what we call serendipity! In an interesting counterpoint to the recent news stories about a potential new American version of Godzilla, Trembles' MPP this week is about Mothra. Let's just hope it doesn't give anyone any ideas about another remake!
To this very day I, like many Godzilla fans, wake up drenched in sweat and screaming with thoughts of Roland Emmerich's half-chicken/half-iguana monster stomping on my childhood memories of Big G and his throng of monster enemies. Thankfully the night terrors have faded with time and the thought of a new Godzilla that's looking to set the record straight again stomping around the big screen.
Looking to spend more than a few hours watching giant monsters wreck cities with reckless abandon? We knew there was a reason why we liked you sickos so much!
HELL YES! Now this is what we're talking about, damnit! Giant monsters! Destruction! Random acts of violence committed by men in wacky rubber suits! Life is good!
Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring Ken Osawa, Shiro Sano, Mina Fujii, Hiroyuki Watanabe Directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi Gehara is 20 minutes of pure old fashioned Japanese giant monster movie bliss.
Rumors swirled late last year that Legendary Pictures, the company behind The Dark Knight, Watchmen, and this week's Clash of the Titans remake, were in discussion with Toho about bringing the King of the Monsters back to the big screen. Today that news became official. Godzilla is back!
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?