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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 13: Son of Godzilla (1967)

12/13/2017
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Believe it or not, this was intended to be a date movie. We have a cute monster that resembles a human baby. Japan experienced a huge drop in the birth rate in the year before this movie was released, so … Continue reading → The post Episode 13: Son of Godzilla (1967) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:09:06


Episode 12: Ebirah – Horror of the Deep! (1966)

12/6/2017
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City slicker Brian and country boy Nate discuss the Godzilla film for young people with a South Seas adventure flavor. Though it’s featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000, we conclude that this a considerably underestimated film. Our related topic is … Continue reading → The post Episode 12: Ebirah – Horror of the Deep! (1966) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:11:11


Episode 11: Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

11/29/2017
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Nate and Brian analyze a big fan favorite, and it has major sci-fi flavor. It’s our first alien invasion movie, and features the return of King Ghidorah! Our related topic is the international affairs dimension of the alien invasion. Co-Hosts: … Continue reading → The post Episode 11: Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:17:36


Episode 10: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

11/22/2017
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The franchise reaches a turning point with some James Bondian flair. Brian and Nate discuss Godzilla turning into a hero and the introduction of Godzilla’s archenemy King Ghidorah! Our related topics are China’s first nuclear test, Japan during the Vietnam … Continue reading → The post Episode 10: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:16:46


Episode 9: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

11/15/2017
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Nathan and Brian discuss this momentous and archetypal film. Many fans consider this to be one of the best Godzilla sequels. It was created in 1964, a seminal year for Japan, Japanese cinema, and the kaiju genre. Our related topics … Continue reading → The post Episode 9: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 00:42:44


Episode 8: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

11/8/2017
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Two giant monster franchises collide in this momentous blockbuster that changed everything. Listen as Brian and Nate discuss this well-produced and entertaining parody that stars one of our favorite kaiju film characters, Mr. Tako! Our related topic is the Japanese … Continue reading → The post Episode 8: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:21:22


Episode 7: Mothra (1961)

11/1/2017
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The Golden 60s begin with Mothra’s solo movie. It’s the first film we cover written by Shinichi Sekizawa who changes the kaiju film formula forever, and the first kaiju movie in Tohoscope. Listen to Brian and Nate as they tackle … Continue reading → The post Episode 7: Mothra (1961) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:13:28


Episode 6: Rodan (1956)

10/25/2017
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Because Rodan is in numerous Godzilla movies, Nate and Brian discuss his namesake film. While the movie is serious and at times horrific, like the original Gojira (1954), Rodan is a completely different type of kaiju. Our related topics are … Continue reading → The post Episode 6: Rodan (1956) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 00:47:53


Episode 5: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

10/18/2017
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Brian and Nate discuss the first Godzilla sequel, the last black and white Godzilla movie, and the first monster fight. While it’s not meant to be an epic film, it does have some strengths and significance. For our related topic, … Continue reading → The post Episode 5: Godzilla Raids Again (1955) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 00:46:05


Episode 4: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (US) (1956)

10/11/2017
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Nate and Brian discuss the Americanized version of Gojira (1954). This movie is a time capsule, very indicative of its time, which makes it somewhat difficult to discuss. We try to address the reasons behind the many alterations made to … Continue reading → The post Episode 4: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (US) (1956) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:11:20


Episode 3: Gojira (1954)

10/4/2017
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In this episode we tackle the original Gojira, the movie that started it all. Because there’s so much analysis of this movie at so many other places on the Internet, we concentrate on the historical and political references, story mechanics, … Continue reading → The post Episode 3: Gojira (1954) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration: 01:01:19