GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #28 – Ninja Scroll

July is coming to a close, and it’s time for some more Anime Fun. Join Tom and I as we reminisce about Ninja Scroll (known in Japan as Jūbē Ninpūchō), 1993 animated film that recalls the dark and nihilistic samurai exploitation films of the Seventies. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray cover of the film, which features discussion on Ninja’s Scroll‘s place in American fandom as well as many a paean to the lonely death of Bee Guy.

ERRATA: When talking about samurai movies involving hidden gold mines, I accidentally conflated two different films: Goyokin (1969) and Sword of the Beast (1965), both of which are directed by Hideo Gosha. I also mispronounced Gemma’s name as “Genma” throughout the entire podcast without realizing it. My bad.

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GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #20 – Giant Robo: The Animation

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July is here, and it’s time for another jumbo-sized helping of GME! Anime Fun Time. This time Tom, Daryl, Dylan, and I examine Giant Robo: The Animation – The Day the Earth Stood Still, a 7 episode OAV series from the Nineties directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa and inspired by the manga works of Mitsuteru Yokoyama. Don’t let the term “robo” fool you: Giant Robo is closer in spirit to the heroic wuxia tales of classic Chinese literature than to something like Mobile Suit Gundam. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the series.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode # 13 – Read or Die (2001)

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It’s time once again for some anime fun, and on this occasion Tom and I are talking about the 2001 OAV series Read or Die, which is based on a series of light novels and a manga by Hideyuki Kurata. Read or Die is a stylish, action-packed romp in which the super-powered forces of the British Library face off against evil clones of various semi-obscure historical figures bent on world domination. It’s a little bit James Bond, a little bit X-men, and just a teeny-tiny bit steampunk. (No, not the bad steampunk. The good steampunk.) CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the series.

Final Thought:

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Reading is fun-damental.

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Hold onto your brains, because Scanners is the Greatest Movie EVER! Click on the movie poster or the title above to

download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: Often mis-classified as a horror film, Scanners is better described as a genre-blending science fiction film with elements of espionage and body horror. Patrick McGoohan is full of bombast and bravura and Michael Ironside is delightfully villainous, and the special make-up effects are still horrifying and grotesque even today.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

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Like an atomic dinosaur slumbering in a volcano, the Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla theme was not dead, but merely resting. Join Mike Dent, Tony Wendel, and myself as we shake off the dust of ages to talk about perhaps the strangest, most surreal entry in the Heisei series, Godzilla vs. Biollante. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, which now features 20% more Space Godzilla and Shinji Higuchi gossip by volume.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Scads of Ape-Murder

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It’s that time again. Time for another Godzilla movie review. Time for the three Godzilla fans in the audience to rejoice and everyone else to despair. This time, Mike Dent and I dish on Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, the penultimate Showa-era Godzilla film. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of the film, featuring much love for shady Interpol agents and the shaggy King Caesar.

Inescapable Fart Joke

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Put some underpants on your head and make silly voices,

because Master of Disguise is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Andrew from Collection-DX and The VEEF Show.

Review in a Nutshell:  Master of Disguise is a fascinating mess. It’s a comedy that isn’t funny. It’s a children’s movie filled with references that children wouldn’t understand. It’s a terrible film that all but killed Dana Carvey’s cinematic career, and yet I find it strangely compelling in a manner that is difficult to describe.