Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby H-Man » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:03 am

Godzillian wrote:I want to see Half Human so badly


If you're referring to the American version with John Carradine and Morris Ankrum, than you're probably better off staying away from it (although I think it Alpha Video released it a few years back). It's arguably worse than the Americanized version of Varan the Unbelievable.

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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Gojisan866 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:25 pm

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Irys X wrote:Gorath. That's about it. Haven't heard great things, but hoping one day to see it and make an opinion for myself.


There is a Gorath DVD on eBay right now.


Is it as expensive as a lot of other Toho scifi DVDs tend to be?
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Godzilla21 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:36 am

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Irys X wrote:Gorath. That's about it. Haven't heard great things, but hoping one day to see it and make an opinion for myself.


There is a Gorath DVD on eBay right now.


Is it as expensive as a lot of other Toho scifi DVDs tend to be?


I bought it for $12.99. A good price. The video quality was actually very good. I was impressed.
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Postby edgaguirus » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:29 pm

Godzilla21 wrote:
Irys X wrote:Gorath. That's about it. Haven't heard great things, but hoping one day to see it and make an opinion for myself.


There is a Gorath DVD on eBay right now.



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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby inframan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:00 am

There is a Gorath DVD on eBay right now.[/quote]

Is it as expensive as a lot of other Toho scifi DVDs tend to be?[/quote]
I found what he's talking about. Its around $15.00. Here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GORATH-1962-Jap ... 19e13ea9e2[/quote]

Pretty sure that's a bootleg. Is Toho getting lax about patrolling ebay lately? They used to watch it like a hawk.

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Postby akanes_kiryu » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:09 pm

The legit DVD of Gorath by Diskotek I saw was actually fairly hard to distinguish from a bootleg itself, so that complicates matters.

As of the week prior I can cross the original Japanese versions of the following off my list:
Varan
Mothra
Atragon
Dogora
War of the Gargantuas
Space Amoeba

As well as the international version of Frankenstein vs. Baragon.
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Postby 20th Century Boy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:22 pm

Tyler wrote:I don't think Discotek has ever released Gorath. They put out War in Space and Sayonara Jupiter though.

You're right. In fact, Gorath has never had an official region 1 DVD release. The War in Space is a similar movie from what I hear, though. Maybe that's where the confusion lies. But I haven't seen either one, sooo... *shrug*

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Postby thatsoundman » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:18 pm

Netflicks has a good supply of a lot of the hard to find TOHO films on dvd. I just finished Dogora that came in sat. I liked the film in either language and still looking for Gorath. but because it was never put in region 1 for dvd that would explain my issue in finding it.

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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby inframan » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:56 am

gigan72 wrote: you sound clue less. eBay is covered with bootleg G DVD's and there are sites just to sell bootlegs of em', and you talk about Toho being lax with patrolling eBay.


If you would read my entire post, I said they USED to watch ebay a lot closer. Their legal team would send out threats to the bootleggers, I've been on the receiving end of a few of those emails in the past.

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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby KaijusHunter » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:22 am

Alright, time do dig up an old thread...

If we are referring to the "Sci-Fi Movie Listing" on the website, I have seen all of them from the Showa Period (from 1954 to 1978), with the exception of those three:

- The Youth and His Amulet (1961)
- Imaginary Paradise (1968)
- The Phoenix (1978)

The Youth and His Amulet is not available on DVD, but it's on Amazon Video. Imaginary Paradise is on DVD. And I have no idea if The Phoenix has ever been released on home video. If someone has been able to watch one of these three films, please let me know; I'm curious.
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby GodzillaXGomoraFight » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:38 am

I posted in this discussion years ago so here is my updated list:

1. Matango (1963)

2. The Mysterians (1957): may have seen it once but I don't remember much from it

3. Gamera The Brave (2006)

4. Yamato Takeru (1994)
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Godzillian » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:09 pm

GodzillaXGomoraFight wrote:I posted in this discussion years ago so here is my updated list:3. Gamera The Brave (2006)

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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby G-Matt » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:07 pm

H-Man wrote:
Godzillian wrote:I want to see Half Human so badly

If you're referring to the American version with John Carradine and Morris Ankrum, than you're probably better off staying away from it (although I think it Alpha Video released it a few years back). It's arguably worse than the Americanized version of Varan the Unbelievable.

Actually the US version never saw a DVD release (outside of bootlegs).

These are the major Toho scifi films I still need to see:

- The Human Vapor
- The Three Treasures
- The Secret of the Telegian
- Gorath
- Submersion of Japan and Sinking of Japan
- ESPY
- The Last Dinosaur (distributed)
- House
- Virus (distributed)
- Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (distributed)
- the Ring sequels
- Dark Water (distributed)
- Returner
- all One Missed Call movies
- the live action Attack on Titan movies
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby tbeasley » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:41 pm

The ones I really want to see are Half Human, Human Vapor, Gorath and the original Japanese versions of King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes. Maybe with the upcoming Legendary films we'll finally get some of those (maybe not Half Human though).
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Terasawa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:42 am

I think I've seen just about every major Toho tokusatsu production made during the Showa era. The ones I haven't seen are either borderline non-genre films with minimal or additional fx work (such as Monkey Sun (1959), which recently showed up on YouTube and looks great), or non-tokusatsu genre stuff (Horror of the Wolf). The only Heisei era production I haven't seen that remotely interests me is Takao Okawara's Reiko (1991). I'd probably be more inclined to dig into any of those films (and others) if subtitled versions were available.
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby LegendZilla » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Invisible man (1954)
The Three Treasures (1959)
The Human Vapor (1960)
The Last War (1961)
Latitude Zero (1969)
ESPY (1974)
Submersion of Japan (1973)
Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
War in Space (1977)
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Maritonic » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:30 am

LegendZilla wrote:Invisible man (1954)
The Three Treasures (1959)
The Human Vapor (1960)
The Last War (1961)
Latitude Zero (1969)
ESPY (1974)
Submersion of Japan (1973)
Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
War in Space (1977)


I think War in Space is kinda "meh", but Latitude Zero I would definitely recommend.
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Godzilla21 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:43 am

So I bought Sayonara Jupiter in 2017 and just got around to watching it. What a wacky movie. And probably the worst gaijin acting in any Japanese movie ever. This movie goes from discussing blowing up Jupiter and stopping a black hole to a hippy colony with a shark vs dolphin fight. Not kidding. And lots of boobs. The effects are good though. Shocked when I saw they were by Kawakita
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Re: Toho Sci-Fi Films you haven't seen

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:33 pm

Maritonic wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:Invisible man (1954)
The Three Treasures (1959)
The Human Vapor (1960)
The Last War (1961)
Latitude Zero (1969)
ESPY (1974)
Submersion of Japan (1973)
Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
War in Space (1977)


I think War in Space is kinda "meh", but Latitude Zero I would definitely recommend.


Can't help but enjoy Latitude Zero. It's got a fun Batman 66 or Irwin Allen TV vibe about it.
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