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This is a podcast about kaiju (giant monster) movies. The hosts will examine these films in their original historical and cultural contexts, especially since many of them are foreign films.

This is a podcast about kaiju (giant monster) movies. The hosts will examine these films in their original historical and cultural contexts, especially since many of them are foreign films.
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United States

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This is a podcast about kaiju (giant monster) movies. The hosts will examine these films in their original historical and cultural contexts, especially since many of them are foreign films.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 37: Shin Godzilla (2016)

5/30/2018
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At last, it is time. Fasten your seat belts, kaiju fans. It’s like this movie was made for our show. Just as we were planning a podcast emphasizing the connection between the Godzilla franchise and international affairs, this masterpiece was … Continue reading → The post Episode 37: Shin Godzilla (2016) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:03:15:04

Episode 36: Godzilla (US) (2014)

5/23/2018
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In the penultimate episode of Road to Shin Godzilla Month, Nate and Brian discuss Godzilla’s return to America with Legendary Pictures’ 2014 reboot directed by Gareth Edwards. Your hosts channel Siskel & Ebert again, only in reverse: Nate loves this … Continue reading → The post Episode 36: Godzilla (US) (2014) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:45:08

Episode 35: Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

5/16/2018
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At the midpoint of Road to Shin Godzilla Month, Brian and Nate come to the Millennium Series’ explosive finale, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Godzilla. Though this is the last entry of the series, it’s the first Internet Age Godzilla … Continue reading → The post Episode 35: Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:39:36

Episode 34: Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

5/9/2018
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Road to Shin Godzilla Month marches on with the final entry of the “Tezuka Trilogy,” a film that astonished Nate and Brian on the re-watch. Nate was surprised that this direct sequel to the previous film—which disappointed him—actually made good … Continue reading → The post Episode 34: Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:13:38

Episode 33: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

5/2/2018
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Road to Shin Godzilla Month has begun! We’re counting down to our big episode on Godzilla’s latest reboot, starting with the “Kiryu Saga.” Brian and Nate get a little Siskel & Ebert-ish as they discuss the second entry in the … Continue reading → The post Episode 33: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:48:03

Episode 32: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

4/25/2018
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Turn of the Millennium Month comes to an end as Nate and Brian discuss an outlier of the Millennium Series and one of the highest-rated films in the franchise. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko, the mastermind behind the acclaimed Heisei Gamera … Continue reading → The post Episode 32: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:22:27

Episode 30: Godzilla 2000 (1999)

4/11/2018
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Continuing Turn of the Millennium Month, Nate and Brian appreciate the film where Japan reintroduces us to the authentic and complex Godzilla! Godzilla 2000 actually gives us subjects to think about, and it lets us get philosophical about Godzilla’s existence. … Continue reading → The post Episode 30: Godzilla 2000 (1999) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:18:04

Episode 29: Godzilla (US) (1998)

4/4/2018
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It’s Turn of the Millennium Month at Kaijuvision Radio. We will cover Godzilla movies from 1998-2001 all this month every Wednesday! It’s appropriate that this is April Fools’ Day week and we’re doing the episode on the Godzilla movie made … Continue reading → The post Episode 29: Godzilla (US) (1998) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:23:14

Episode 27: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

3/21/2018
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In a hilarious new episode, Brian and Nate take on the most eccentric entry in the Heisei Godzilla series. The kaiju and some special effects are amazing, but the story is so overstuffed it feels like three unrelated films packed … Continue reading → The post Episode 27: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:21:23

Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Feature: Creating Our Film Descriptions

3/18/2018
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In 2016 and 2017, Brian and Nate spent a lot of time developing our original, signature, audience-focused film descriptions – an analysis tailored to kaiju movies in order to be able to compare these movies to each other. The goal … Continue reading → The post Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Feature: Creating Our Film Descriptions appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:00:13:18

Episode 25: Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)

3/7/2018
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Our trek through the Heisei Series continues! After watching experimental weirdness and convoluted time-travel, Nate and Brian cover a Godzilla film that’s a bit more “normal”—for this franchise, anyway. It’s the most successful film in the Heisei Series, and we … Continue reading → The post Episode 25: Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:18:43

Episode 24: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

2/28/2018
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Filmed and released during the Japanese stock market crash, this movie perfectly captures the Japanese national spirit at the time it was made. In 1991, just like after World War II ended, the Japanese people collectively asked “How could this … Continue reading → The post Episode 24: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:29:24

Episode 23: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

2/21/2018
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Are the Showa series movies simple, or are they really just focused? Are the Heisei movies creative, or are they just complex? As Godzilla fans, we want these movies to be better than they are. Nate and Brian dissect this … Continue reading → The post Episode 23: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:43:54

Episode 22: Godzilla 1985 (US) (1985)

2/14/2018
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Brian and Nate tackle the “Americanized” version of The Return of Godzilla brought to us thanks to the wonderful Roger Corman (just kidding—we watch MST3K). Not even the great Raymond Burr can save this controversial film or give it a … Continue reading → The post Episode 22: Godzilla 1985 (US) (1985) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:18:34

Episode 21: The Return of Godzilla (1984)

2/7/2018
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We begin our two-month journey into the Heisei series of Godzilla movies. Listen as Nate and Brian elevate this unforgettable and well-made film by explaining how Japan was in the middle of the Cold War tension of the early 80s. … Continue reading → The post Episode 21: The Return of Godzilla (1984) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:02:02:03

Episode 20: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

1/31/2018
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The Showa Series (and ‘70s month) comes to an end in this week’s episode, wherein Nate gushes over one of his favorite Godzilla films. This is a “dark™” melodrama with complex characters, lots of explosions, incredible kaiju action—and alien invaders … Continue reading → The post Episode 20: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:54:08

Episode 19: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

1/24/2018
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The first Mechagodzilla film is roughly a spoof of James Bond and a twist on The Planet of the Apes, only the apes are alien invaders! The soundtrack fits like a glove to this gloriously campy and fun movie, made … Continue reading → The post Episode 19: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:28:05

Episode 18: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

1/17/2018
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For a long time, this movie retained a part where the director said “Cut” at the end of a scene. That fact is an indication that this movie was rushed as well as a bit careless, but it’s not all … Continue reading → The post Episode 18: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:11:45

Episode 17: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

1/10/2018
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For this week’s episode, we present Brian’s favorite Godzilla movie! Though it’s an underrated movie, it sold the most tickets of any of the late Showa series movies (after 1968). It’s also filmed well, full of action, yet also cerebral. … Continue reading → The post Episode 17: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:25:06

Episode 16: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

1/3/2018
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It’s 70s Month at Kaijuvision Radio, and we begin with the most counter-culture entry in the franchise. We have a smog-based monster that kills hippies (and quite a few others)! Listen as Brian and Nate analyze and appreciate this fascinating … Continue reading → The post Episode 16: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:11:46