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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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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 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

Episode 15: All Monsters Attack (1969)

12/27/2017
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Nate and Brian tackle our first postmodern Godzilla movie, and the final movie of Late 60s Month. We give this movie the appreciation it deserves, as there is plenty to analyze. Our related topics are escapism, industrial society, international bullies. … Continue reading → The post Episode 15: All Monsters Attack (1969) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:12:50

Episode 14: Destroy All Monsters (1968)

12/20/2017
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We swear we’re not under Kilaak control, but we are pretty big fanboys of this movie. Before Marvel Studios made “The Avengers”, there was this film, which was intended to be the culmination of the studio’s kaiju films and the … Continue reading → The post Episode 14: Destroy All Monsters (1968) appeared first on Kaijuvision Radio.

Duration:01:09:35

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

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