Posted on May 22, 2016 by gooberzilla
The Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrill theme refuses to die, unlike King Ghidorah in Destroy All Monsters, a 1968 monster-bash that was originally intended to be the final entry in the Godzilla film franchise. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, in which I find the pacing of the film a tad overwhelming and Mom proves herself to be a secret Anguirus-hater.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Dragons, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Akira Ifukube, Akira Kubo, destroy all monsters, Giant Monster Movies, Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, Toho Studios | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 13, 2016 by gooberzilla
Take a dip in the Immunity Bath, because Latitude Zero 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: A 1969 tokusatsu film directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, Latitude Zero was filmed in English and marketed to an international audience. Despite the presence of flying submarines, super advanced undersea civilizations, laser gloves, and a giant griffon, the extended international version of the movie is not nearly as zany as I wanted it to be.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, caesar romero, Eiji Tsuburaya, Ishiro Honda, latitude zero, Richard Jaeckel, submarines, Toho Studios, Tokusatsu | 3 Comments »
Posted on May 31, 2015 by gooberzilla
Batten down the hatches and stow the sails, because Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Japanese movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M. and many mushrooms.
Review in a Nutshell: Although M.O.M. disagrees, I feel that Matango is a cinematic rarity in that it is both bleak, nihilistic, and psychedelic. The special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and company as well as the set dressing are especially good. Who is the real monstrous mushroom? Who, indeed?
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Akira Kubo, Eiji Tsuburaya, Hiroshi Koizumi, Ishiro Honda, Kumi Mizuno, Mushrooms, Psychedelic Films, Shipwrecks, Survival Horror, Toho Studios | 4 Comments »
Posted on December 20, 2013 by gooberzilla
We’re bringing you another entry in our ongoing Godzilla-themed coverage, in which Guy Woodruff and I team up to talk about goofy dances, weird aliens, and the many and varied rumors swirling around the late Nick Adams, an actor with a colorful off-screen life. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of Invasion of Astro-Monster, better known as Godzilla vs Monster Zero.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Dragons, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Akira Ifukube, Akira Kubo, Akira Takarada, Aliens, Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, King Ghidorah, Kumi Mizuno, Nick Adams, Rodan, Toho Studios | 4 Comments »
Posted on September 1, 2013 by gooberzilla
Godzilla’s not dead but merely resting, and we’re continuing the Godzilla theme coverage with a review of the much-reviled Godzilla’s Revenge, aka All Monsters Attack. Please note: this film contains neither Godzilla nor revenge, but it does have some harrowing things to say about the plight of latch-key children in post-industrial Tokyo. Click on the banner image or the title above to download our review of the film.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Dragons, Fantasy, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, Psychedelic Films, Toho Studios | 4 Comments »
Posted on September 25, 2008 by gooberzilla
Don’t try to salvage giant alien robots, because Terror of Mechagodzilla is
The Greatest Movie EVER!
Review in a Nutshell: The final entry in the ‘Showa’ Godzilla series, Terror of Mechagodzilla boasts the return of Ishiro Honda and a darker, more somber tone than many previous films. The seriousness is a bit of a mismatch with the silver jumpsuits and the fan-blade butt dinosaurs.
This movie contains:
Astromen from Outer Space.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Dragons, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Akira Ifukube, Cyborgs, Dinosaurs, Godzilla, Gojira, Ishiro Honda, Kaiju, Mechagodzilla, Robots, Tomoko Ai | 5 Comments »