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The Kaiju Film

The Kaiju Film Author Jason Barr
ISBN-10 9781476623955
Release 2016-01-28
Pages 212
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The Kaiju (strange monster) film genre has a number of themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. Since the seminal King Kong 1933) and the archetypal Godzilla (1954), kaiju has mined the subject matter of science run amok, militarism, capitalism, colonialism, consumerism and pollution. This critical examination of kaiju considers the entirety of the genre--the major franchises, along with less well known films like Kronos (1957), Monsters (2010) and Pacific Rim (2013). The author examines how kaiju has crossed cultures from its original folkloric inspirations in both the U.S. and Japan and how the genre continues to reflect national values to audiences.



The Kaiju Film

The Kaiju Film Author Jason Barr
ISBN-10 9780786499632
Release 2016-01-28
Pages 212
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The Kaiju (strange monster) film genre has a number of themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. Since the seminal King Kong 1933) and the archetypal Godzilla (1954), kaiju has mined the subject matter of science run amok, militarism, capitalism, colonialism, consumerism and pollution. This critical examination of kaiju considers the entirety of the genre--the major franchises, along with less well known films like Kronos (1957), Monsters (2010) and Pacific Rim (2013). The author examines how kaiju has crossed cultures from its original folkloric inspirations in both the U.S. and Japan and how the genre continues to reflect national values to audiences.



Japan s Favorite Mon star

Japan s Favorite Mon star Author Steve Ryfle
ISBN-10 9781550223484
Release 1998
Pages 374
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More than 40 years after he emerged from the mushroom cloud of an H-Bomb test, Godzilla reigns as the king of monsters. The book dispels the myths and illuminates the mysteries surrounding the enigmatic "mon-star", and is loaded with background information and trivia about the people who created Japan's favorite monster. 50 illustrations.



Giant Creatures in Our World

Giant Creatures in Our World Author Camille D.G. Mustachio
ISBN-10 9781476668369
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 212
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“As Godzilla proved in his ’54 debut, rampaging monsters are to be taken seriously. This collection does just that, examining these cultural giants with the gravity they deserve, but also the fun audiences expect.”—Rod Lott, Flick Attack “A collection of essays as big and impressive as the monsters and heroes it concerns. This anthology will be required reading for fans who love Kaiju, and for scholars who are curious about how our culture views these giant creatures.”—John Kenneth Muir, author, The Encyclopedia of Superheroes of Film and Television Dismissed as camp by critics but revered by fans, the kaiju or "strange creature" film has become an iconic element of both Japanese and American pop culture. From homage to parody to advertising, references to Godzilla--and to a lesser extent Gamera, Rodan, Ultraman and others--abound in entertainment media. Godzilla in particular is so ubiquitous, his name is synonymous with immensity and destruction. In this collection of new essays, contributors examine kaiju representations in a range of contexts and attempt to define this at times ambiguous genre.



Godzilla

Godzilla Author Robert Marrero
ISBN-10 1888214015
Release 1996
Pages 143
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As the premiere book to list and review all Godzilla movies, this book lists, reviews and critiques each and every Godzilla movie ever made. Each listing is accompanied by cast and credit information, alternative titles, availability on video, and production notes.



The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies

The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Author John LeMay
ISBN-10 1548145254
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 386
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Nessie. Bride of Godzilla. Gamera vs. Wyvern. Mothra vs. Bagan. Batman Meets Godzilla. All fans have heard of these tantalizing lost films, but few know of their full histories...until now. With information straight from the Japanese sources learn how Gamera was made in 1965 to make use of miniature sets made for a disastrous movie about giant rats called Giant Horde Beast Nezura which was partially shot in 1963. Marvel at a blind Godzilla's battle with the invisible monster Chamelegon in Tokyo S.O.S.: Godzilla's Suicide Strategy! Watch in amazement as Godzilla and Kong battle in the flames of Mt. Aso in Continuation: King Kong vs. Godzilla! Explore the tortured history of the Toho/Hammer team-up Nessie about a kaiju-sized Loch Ness Monster. Recoil in horror at the sights of Great Prophecies of Nostradamus, a 1974 film so controversial that a self-imposed ban was placed on it by Toho. Baffle at Hanuman, the monkey monster of Thailand's Chaiyo Studios which teamed with Ultraman and his brethren in 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army. Puzzle over a psychedelic Italian colorized version of Godzilla, King of the Monsters! code-named "Cozzilla." Then uncover the $100,000 fan made epic Legendary Beast Wolfman vs. Godzilla! But that's not all-this book also contains essays by kaiju fan experts such as Dr. Ayame Chiba, Stan Hyde, Mark Jaramillo and Ted Johnson on subjects as diverse as unmade Kong films to heretofore unknown independent films like Atragon 2 and Wanigon vs. Gamaron!



Monsters are Attacking Tokyo

Monsters are Attacking Tokyo Author Stuart Galbraith
ISBN-10 0922915474
Release 1998
Pages 191
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Examines this misunderstood movie genre



The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies

The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies Author Michael Gingold
ISBN-10 1903254957
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 240
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In The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies, celebrated writer, editor and critic Michael Gingold starts in the silent era and traces the history of the genre all the way through to the present day. From Universal Studios legends such as Frankenstein's Monster and the Mummy, to the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorized the 50s, to the kaiju of Japan and the ecological nightmares of the 70s and 80s, to the CG creatures and updated favourites of recent years - they're all here.



Japan s Green Monsters

Japan   s Green Monsters Author Sean Rhoads
ISBN-10 9781476631349
Release 2018-01-25
Pages 226
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 In 1954, a massive irradiated dinosaur emerged from Tokyo Bay and rained death and destruction on the Japanese capital. Since then Godzilla and other monsters, such as Mothra and Gamera, have gained cult status around the world. This book provides a new interpretation of these monsters, or kaiju-ū, and their respective movies. Analyzing Japanese history, society and film, the authors show the ways in which this monster cinema take on environmental and ecological issues—from nuclear power and industrial pollution to biodiversity and climate change.



The Art of Japanese Monsters

The Art of Japanese Monsters Author Sean Linkenback
ISBN-10 0991459911
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 208
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This is the complete reference guide to Japanese Science Fiction Film Posters from 1954 to present. Featuring fantastic film art from 65 different Japanese science fiction films, including all your favorites: The Godzilla series, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan, Gappa, Majin, the Gargantuas, H-Man, and many more. Over1,000 posters and lobby cards from 20 different countries featured in full color.



Godzilla on My Mind

Godzilla on My Mind Author William M. Tsutsui
ISBN-10 9781137055576
Release 2017-01-16
Pages 256
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This year, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance on the screen, the original, uncut version of Godzilla was released in American theaters to the delight of Sci-Fi and B-Movie fans everywhere. Ever since Godzilla (or, Gojira, as he is known in Japan) crawled out of his radioactive birthplace to cut a swath of destruction through Tokyo, he has claimed a place alongside King Kong and others in the movie monster pantheon. He is the third most recognizable Japanese celebrity in the United States, and his fan base continues to grow as children today prove his enduring appeal. Now, Bill Tsutsui, a life-long fan and historian, takes a light-hearted look at the big, green, radioactive lizard, revealing how he was born and how he became a megastar. With humorous anecdotes, Godzilla on My Mind explores his lasting cultural impact on the world. This book is sure to be welcomed by pop culture enthusiasts, fans, and historians alike.



The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies

The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Author John LeMay
ISBN-10 1536827886
Release 2016-07-31
Pages 272
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"What's this?" you ask, "Another crudely fan produced book of reviews and boring synopses of Toho's Godzilla films?" Not quite, if you're a seasoned Godzilla fan like the author eager for new information on old classics, this is in fact the book for you. Not only does it cover Toho's dai kaiju eiga (even the rarely seen Daigoro vs. Goliath), but for the first time in America offers reviews, trivia and detailed production information on all of Daiei's classic Gamera films, Toei's Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds, and even the Shaw Brother's Mighty Peking Man to name a few. Still think you already know it all about Japanese giant monster films? Did you know that King Seesar originally had antlers and was named King Barugan? Or that Tadao Takashima refused to fly to Guam for on location filming for Son of Godzilla? Or that Katsumi Nimiamoto, who played Titanosaurus in Terror of Mechagodzilla, was also the acrobatic hero of Ultraman Leo on TV? Don't know who Tadao Takashima or Katsumi Nimiamoto are, don't worry this book will tell you that too. If you think you've already read every good book on Japanese Giant Monsters think again. Wait there's more!!!! This book also offer bonus entries on non-kaiju films like Battle in Outer Space, Toho's Hammer horror inspired "Bloodthirsty Trilogy" and Agon the Atomic Dragon to name only a few. What other authors are saying about The Big Book of Japanese Monster Movies: "John LeMay's wonderful The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Vol. 1 (1954-1980) is a love letter to all those great Showa Era sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies from the Land of the Rising Sun. LeMay's enthusiasm is contagious, his prose pumped, his insights enjoyable. And besides all that, LeMay offers great trivia about these movies, some of which even an oldster like me didn't know! Highly recommended nostalgic fun for new and old fans alike. Now I can't wait for Volume 2!"-Mike Bogue, author of Atomic Drive-In "John LeMay has done it again! The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies is loaded with fun facts, well written reviews and loads of interesting historical footnotes and trivia. John has this informal yet formal writing style that makes the book a breeze to read and yet well layered as well. I kind of hate him for making it look so easy! I highly recommend this book, and hopefully it will come out in a non-digital edition for us old fogies that like to hold actual books when we read them!"-David McRobie, Editor of Xenorama Magazine



Apocalypse Then

Apocalypse Then Author Mike Bogue
ISBN-10 9781476668413
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 305
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Your next stop--mutants, monsters, and mushroom clouds. America, the only country to have dropped the Bomb, and Japan, the only country to have suffered its wrath, naturally portray the nuclear threat through different cinematic lenses, and Apocalypse Then shows the view from both sides of the Pacific. American science fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s generally argue that it is possible to put the nuclear genie back in the bottle, whereas Japanese science fiction films of the same period assert that once freed, the nuclear genie could never again be imprisoned. With this viewpoint in mind, this book examines the genre movies of these two countries released between 1951 and 1967 that spotlight the nuclear threat, running the gamut from Godzilla to Dr. Strangelove, from The Mysterians to The Incredible Shrinking Man, from The Last War to On the Beach.



The Mammoth Book of Kaiju

The Mammoth Book of Kaiju Author Sean Wallace
ISBN-10 9781472135650
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 608
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Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shakes the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: KAIJU! And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters - we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim. Now, for the first time, a definitive anthology that gathers a wide range of larger-than-life short fiction with creatures that run a gargantuan gamut: the stealthy gabbleduck of Neal Asher's Polity universe; Gary McMahon's huge sea-born terror; An Owomoyela 's incredibly tall alien invaders; Frank Wu's city-razing, eighty-foot-high, fire-breathing lizard; Lavie Tidhar's titanic ship-devouring monstrosity; a really big Midwest US smackdown related by Jeremiah Tolbert . . . and many more mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju! With an introduction by Robert Hood, co-editor of the groundbreaking, Ditmar Award-winning Daikaiju: Giant Monster Tales and host of Undead Backbrain, the premier website for matters relating to giant monsters.



A Critical History and Filmography of Toho s Godzilla Series

A Critical History and Filmography of Toho s Godzilla Series Author David Kalat
ISBN-10 9780786430994
Release 2007
Pages 267
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Though sometimes dismissed by critics, particularly in the United States, the Godzilla movies are some of the best-loved but least understood films in the world. The modifications made by American distributors--adding unsuitable footage, making changes in the musical score, even altering the plot--take away from the subtlety that makes the movies so popular in Japan. Then there are the dubbed voices--a matter of ridicule for American audiences and critics alike. This work is a thorough and critical account of the Godzilla movies focusing on how differences in American and Japanese culture, as well as differences in their respective film industries, underlie the discrepancies in the Japanese and American versions of the film. For each film, there are exhaustive filmographic data for both the Japanese and American versions, including plot synopses, cast, credits, and detailed production notes. The various political and social subtexts of the movies are also thoroughly covered.



There Goes Tokyo

There Goes Tokyo Author Michael E. Grant
ISBN-10 9780615896465
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 344
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The 1960s and 1970s, a time when a proliferation of American television programs aired the seemingly never ending treat of Kaiju Eiga (giant monster movie). Decades before instant viewing, creature feature shows regularly unleashed an array of towering city-stomping terrors with names like Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Kong, Ghidorah, and Them! Skyscrapers were toppled! Panic filled the streets! And the fans of a good monster romp enjoyed every thrilling moment of the spectacle! In this collection numerous monster movies of yesteryear are reviewed and reflected upon to study their appeal for one child and how that attachment still lasts forty years later. Classics like King Kong, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, and War of the Gargantuas are detailed and honored with full appreciation. Less memorable titles such as Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, Frankenstein Conquers the World, and King Kong Escapes are thoroughly skewered (and deservedly so). In all, 23 giant-monster movies from Japan and America are analyzed by a true genre-enthusiast who still thrives from the unbridled excitement of seeing a thoroughly destroyed pagoda. There Goes Tokyo! is a 280-page humorous love letter from a fan of Kaiju Eiga for fans of Kaiju Eiga.



The Godzilla Encyclopedia

The Godzilla Encyclopedia Author Virginia Comicon
ISBN-10 1541142535
Release 2016-12-16
Pages 286
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The definitive crowd-sourced encyclopedia on Godzilla, covering EVERY Movie, EVERY TV Show, EVERY Video Game and Much more. Content ranges from the earliest days at Toho to the latest Comic Book series from America. This volume is completely annotated with an index and photographs. Sure to please Godzilla collectors and fans young and old.