Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 13:58:50 GMT -6
As a child I would build block cities and knock them down. I would play in the driveway with army men and matchbox cars building roads just to stomp and destroy them. My first Godzilla Film was Godzilla VS The Thing and I was addicted. Weekend matinee movies at the local theater featured Godzilla and other Kaiju films that let me experience that city stomping passion that consumed me. Over time, I fanatically sought out any and all giant monster films, pictures and literature. I collected art and comic books, found dinosaurs and all monsters, a passion that might never be satiated.
This is a dedication to diakaiju and giant monsters. Some are documentaries and some are DVD special features videos. A look into the legends, making of and fandom of kaiju and related monsters.
MUTO s "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms"
Godzilla Kong Gamera and all the creatures related. Including Pacific Rim and Monarch - The organization that studies MUTOs
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Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 14:30:48 GMT -6
Daikaiju (大怪獣 daikaijū, mighty kaiju), specifically meaning the larger variety of monsters. Translates to large strange beast. The literal translation is about a size difference between a kaiju and a daikaiju however, the implications are that the daikaiju is a greater beast. The exact definition of what determines a kaiju from a daikaiju is debated. Now this term was use for the most powerful kaiju, the prefix dai- emphasizing great power or status.
A science fiction and fantasy giant creature that often takes the role of either antagonist, protagonist, or force of nature. Godzilla is an example of a kaiju; others include Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Rodan, Gamera, Gyaos, Daimajin and even King Kong. The term ultra-kaiju is longhand for kaiju in the Ultra Series. Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra are the san daikaiju, the three great kaiju.
What is the MonsterVerse
The MonsterVerse is an American media franchise and shared fictional universe that is centered on a series of monster films featuring Godzilla and King Kong, distributed by Warner Bros. and produced by Legendary Entertainment in partnership with Toho (for the Godzilla films). The first installment was Godzilla (2014), a reboot of the Godzilla franchise, which was followed by Kong: Skull Island (2017), a reboot of the King Kong franchise. The next film to be released will be Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), followed by Godzilla vs. Kong (2020). The series has grossed over $1 billion worldwide so far.
Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 14:43:34 GMT -6
Diakaiju Film Listing
Godzilla (1954) Godzilla Raids Again (1955) Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Rodan (1956) The Mysterians (1957) Varan the Unbelievable (1958) The Birth of Japan (1959) Mothra (1961) Gorath (1962) King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Atragon (1963) Dogora (1964) Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965) The Magic Serpent (1966) Daimajin (1966) The War of the Gargantuas (1966) Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966) Gamera vs. Barugon (1966) Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967) The X from Outer Space (1967) Gappa: The Triphibian Monster (1967) King Kong Escapes (1967) Son of Godzilla (1967) Destroy All Monsters (1968) Gamera vs. Viras (1968) Gamera vs. Guiron (1969) All Monsters Attack (1969) Space Amoeba (1970) Gamera vs. Jiger (1970) Gamera vs. Zigra (1971) Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972) Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Gamera: Super Monster (1980) The Return of Godzilla (1984) Godzilla 1985 (1985) Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996) Rebirth of Mothra (1996) Rebirth of Mothra II (1997) Rebirth of Mothra III (1998) Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris (1999) Godzilla 2000 (1999) Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) Ultraman: The Next (2004) Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) Negadon: The Monster from Mars (2005) Gamera: The Brave (2006) Deep Sea Monster Reigo (2008) The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit (2008) Deep Sea Monster Raiga (2009) Gehara: The Dark and Long-Haired Monster (2009) Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy (2009) Death Kappa (2010) Earth Defense Widow (2014) Zella: Monster Martial Law (2014) Shin Godzilla (2016) Godzilla: Monster Planet (2017)
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Godzilla 1985 (1985) Zarkorr! The Invader (1996) Godzilla (1998) Kraa! the Sea Monster (1998) Cloverfield (2008) Pacific Rim (2013) Godzilla (2014) Kong: Skull Island (2017) Colossal (2017) Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) Rampage (2018) Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla vs. Kong (2020)
Yonggary (1967) Pulgasari (1985) Reptilian (1999)
Marine Kong (Nisan Productions; April 3, 1960 – September 25, 1960) Ultra Q (Tsuburaya Productions; January 2, 1966 – July 3, 1966) Ambassador Magma (P Productions; July 4, 1966 – September 25, 1967) Ultraman (Tsuburaya Productions; July 17, 1966 – April 9, 1967) Kaiju Booska (Tsuburaya Productions; November 9, 1966 – September 27, 1967) Ultra Seven (Tsuburaya Productions; October 1, 1967 – September 8, 1968) Giant Robo (Toei Company; October 11, 1967 – April 1, 1968) Mighty Jack (Tsuburaya Productions; April 6, 1968 – June 29, 1968) Spectreman (Fuji Television; January 2, 1971 – March 25, 1972) The Return of Ultraman (Tsuburaya Productions; April 2, 1971 – March 31, 1972) Mirrorman (Tsuburaya Productions; December 5, 1971 – November 26, 1972) Redman (Tsuburaya Productions; April 3, 1972 – September 8, 1972) Ultraman Ace (Tsuburaya Productions; April 7, 1972 – March 30, 1973) Iron King (Senkosha Productions; October 8, 1972 – April 8, 1973) Jumborg Ace (Tsuburaya Productions; January 17 – December 29, 1973) Fireman (Tsuburaya Productions; January 17, 1973 – July 31, 1973) Zone Fighter (Toho; April 2 – September 24, 1973) Ultraman Taro (Tsuburaya Productions; April 6, 1973 – April 5, 1974) Super Robot Red Baron (Nippon Television; July 4, 1973 – March 27, 1974) Ultraman Leo (Tsuburaya Productions; April 12, 1974 – March 28, 1975) Super Sentai (Toei Company; 1975 – present) Godzilla (Hanna-Barbera; 1978 – 1981) Ultraman 80 (Tsuburaya Productions; April 2, 1980 – March 25, 1981) Denkou Choujin Gridman (Tsuburaya Productions; 1993 – 1994) Ultraman Tiga (Tsuburaya Productions; September 7, 1996 – August 30, 1997) Ultraman Dyna (Tsuburaya Productions; September 6, 1997 – August 29, 1998) Godzilla Island (Toho; 1997 – 1998) Godzilla: The Series (Sony Pictures Television; 1998 – 2000) Ultraman Gaia (Tsuburaya Productions; September 5, 1998 – August 28, 1999) Ultraman Cosmos (Tsuburaya Productions; July 7, 2001 – September 28, 2002) Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy (Tsuburaya Productions; 2004) Ultraman Nexus (Tsuburaya Productions; October 2, 2004 – June 25, 2005) Ultraman Max (Tsuburaya Productions; July 2, 2005 – April 1, 2006) Bio Planet WoO (Tsuburaya Productions; 2006) Ultraman Mebius (Tsuburaya Productions; April 8, 2006 – March 31, 2007) Ultraseven X (Tsuburaya Productions; 2007) Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle (Tsuburaya Productions; December 1, 2007 – February 23, 2008) Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey (Tsuburaya Productions; December 20, 2008 – March 14, 2009) Ultraman Retsuden (Tsuburaya Productions; July 6, 2011 – present) Ultraman Ginga (Tsuburaya Productions; July 10, 2013 – December 18, 2013) Ultraman X (Tsuburaya Productions; July 14, 2015 – December 22, 2015) Enormous (Base Comic Book is Selection as Others Companys, 20th Century Fox; Early 2017) Ultraman Orb (Tsuburaya Productions; July 9, 2016 – present) Big Titan (American Selection as Others Companys 2018 or 2019)
Don't be alarmed if your favorite Giant Monster movie is not listed - This list is as compiled at wikipedia under Kaiju. You will see many references to all giant monsters in this video extravagana!
Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 15:03:58 GMT -6
In Shin Godzilla, Godzilla is mostly referred to as Gojira (呉爾羅 Gojira?), a name given to him by zoologist Goro Maki, which in his native Odo Island dialect of Japanese means "Incarnation of God." Maki also gave the monster the English name of "Godzilla," which was adopted by the American Department of Energy to refer to him. Once the Japanese government learns of the creature's name, they change the kanji spelling of its name to katakana (ゴジラ?), though it is still pronounced Gojira. Prior to learning of the name "Gojira," the Japanese government gives Godzilla the designation of "Giant Unidentified Life Form" (巨大不明生物 Kyodai Fumei Seibutsu?). Toho officially classifies this incarnation of Godzilla as Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ Shin Gojira?), which is the Japanese title of the film in which it appeared.
Godzilla's forms are all officially named through simple numbered designations for each form: Godzilla First Form (ゴジラ第一形態 Gojira dai ichi keitai?), Godzilla Second Form (ゴジラ第二形態 Gojira dai ni keitai?), Godzilla Third Form (ゴジラ第三形態 Gojira dai san keitai?), and Godzilla Fourth Form (ゴジラ第四形態 Gojira dai shi keitai?). In the book The Art of Shin Godzilla, the humanoid creatures seen on Godzilla's tail at the end of the film are referred to as Godzilla Fifth Form (ゴジラ第五形態 Gojira dai go keitai?).
Godzilla's second, third and fourth forms in the film have fan-made nicknames, all named after where they first appeared. The second form is referred to as Kamata-kun (蒲田くん Kamata kun?) after Kamata, the third form is nicknamed Shinagawa-kun (品川くん Shinagawa kun?) after Shinagawa, and the fourth form's most common fan alias is Kamakura-san (鎌倉さん Kamakura san?) after the city of Kamakura. All terms were originally popularized by a Japanese Twitter user. Before the -kun and -san nicknames were popularized, Godzilla's second form specifically was known commonly as "That guy from Kamata" (蒲田のあいつ Kamata no aitsu?).
D Man1954 has a few videos that are interesting and give insight that most people don't understand. I know that when I first watched this film I failed to see the things he points out. I have since subscribed to his channel.
Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 15:46:06 GMT -6
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
The storyline concerns a fictional dinosaur, the Rhedosaurus, which is released from its frozen, hibernating state by an atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle. The beast begins to wreak a path of destruction as it travels southward, eventually arriving at its ancient spawning grounds, which includes New York City. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms was one of the first atomic monster movies which helped inspire a generation of creature features.
Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 16:17:38 GMT -6
The Mist (2007)
The Mist TV Series (2017– )
The creatures of the Mist are the inhabitants of an alternate reality. After a severe rainstorm from the night before, a thick, foggy, unusual mist crept into our world, bringing the creatures with it when a top secret government experiment involving many scientists called the "Arrowhead Project", intended to peer into other dimensions, but went terribly wrong. Thus, allowing the creatures to over the spilled portal and into the human realm. The phenomenon first manifested in Bridgton, Maine, and spread across an unknown amount of the U.S. or possibly even the entire planet. Due to the thickness of the mist making sight almost useless to them, all the creatures in the mist hunt on the basis of scent. In the book by Stephen King, it is hinted that the mist plagued the entire world and thus the creatures nearly eliminated humanity; while in the film version, the creatures were only seen in a certain area of America and were exterminated by the military two or three days after the Arrowhead Project went wrong, preventing the mist from spreading.
Tentacles from Planet X Scorpion-Flies Pterobuzzards Gray Widowers Arachni-Lobsters Killer Kites (novella only) Green Flies (novella only) Behemoths Giant Spider Creatures (film only) Other Creatures
An unexplained mist slowly envelops the city of Bridgton, Maine, creating an almost impenetrable barrier to visibility. The residents of the town soon learn the situation is even more precarious as hidden within the mist are numerous monsters of various sizes that attack and kill anything that moves.
I haven't Seen the TV Show yet but I do have it on my To Watch list. Just waiting for a whole season for a binge watch.
Post by tomishereagain on Jun 25, 2017 17:21:10 GMT -6
Monarch was originally a "small, off-book research team" founded in 1946 by President Truman, in response to an attack on the U.S.S. Lawton by a massive, unidentified creature in 1943.
Monarch is a secret scientific organization created by Legendary Pictures that first appeared in the 2014 Godzilla film, Godzilla and was a pivotal organization in the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island.
Monarch was formed in secrecy in 1946 as a joint coalition between several governments in order to hunt and study massive unidentified terrestrial organisms. The first such creature Monarch studied was Shinomura, a deadly hive-minded radioactive creature composed of many smaller composite lifeforms.
One of Monarch's operatives, Serizawa, also was intrigued by eyewitness accounts of a "giant lizard that walked like a man" that seemed to be chasing Shinomura throughout the islands. Serizawa called this creature "Gojira," after Pacific Island legends describing him. In 1954, Monarch cooperated with the United States military to lure Godzilla and Shinomura to Bikini Atoll, where both were thought to be killed by the Castle Bravo nuclear bomb "test."
In 1973, Monarch and Landsat conducted an expedition to an island in the South Pacific called Skull Island, with William Randa, Houston Brooks, and San Lin representing the organization. At this time, the organization was nearly bankrupt. After returning from Skull Island, Brooks and Lin debriefed survivors James Conrad and Mason Weaver, before presenting them with a slideshow, showing four ominous cave paintings, with each depicting a giant creature.
In 1999, Ishiro Serizawa and his assistant Vivienne Graham were sent by Monarch to the Philippines to investigate the cave-in of a mine. There, they discovered the skeleton of another member of Godzilla's species that died long ago and two parasitic spores, one of which had hatched.
Post by tomishereagain on Jun 27, 2017 9:44:08 GMT -6
Now for a bit of Toho Studios Fandom and a look at
is a fictional giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan. It first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla.
The 1954 Film
The first Godzilla film made by Toho, which is also the biggest series Toho ever does to this day. There would be many more sequels later after this film. The film was inspired by the 1952 re-release of King Kong and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. This film also inspired them to make more monster films and other companies to do the same thing too. This is also one of the 2 films that almost caused Toho to go into bankruptcy, however both of these 2 films were massive hits and box office successes, with the other one being Seven Samurai. This would also be released in the US in the year 1956 and heavily re-edited into the film known as Godzilla: King of the Monsters!. This concept would happen again in the American versions of Half Human, Varan, King Kong vs. Godzilla and Gamera: The Giant Monster.
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