Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby Terasawa » Wed May 15, 2019 5:31 pm

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Terasawa wrote:Electrocute = death by electric shock. No one has been electrocuted in a Godzilla costume.


Electrocution doesn't necessarily mean death; the term can be used to refer to injury by electric shock as per Oxford and Merriam Webster


Electrocution Lawyers PLLC defines electrocution as a death by electric shock, but I'm not gonna argue about it. I think the "cute" in electrocute comes from "execute" and the injury definition comes from repeated informal use. Either way, no one has died from an electric shock in a kaiju suit.

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I would have preferred "shocked to his shammies."

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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby Gothicserpent » Wed May 15, 2019 5:47 pm

Do we know of any mishaps during the Gamera films?
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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby Living Corpse » Wed May 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Gothicserpent wrote:Do we know of any mishaps during the Gamera films?


Yeah I imagine the Gamera suit or other monster suits/props caught fire since they had Gamera shoot real fire from his mouth and the prop for the flying scenes.
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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:28 pm

Not really a calamity, but I'd like to mention the time on the set of vs Hedorah that Kenpachrio Satsuma's appendix burst, he was rushed into the hospital and had to have the appendectomy while still in the Hedorah suit.
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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby godzilla98rules » Sat May 18, 2019 5:10 pm

Even though several suit actors have been injured/nearly killed, at least their filmed incidents lead to some of the most iconic scenes. I love the shot of Godzilla on fire in TOMG.
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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby edgaguirus » Sat May 25, 2019 11:57 am

And Godzilla's head briefly catching fire in M vs G.
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Re: Suitmation - Accidents, Calamites and Near Misses

Postby Living Corpse » Sun May 26, 2019 6:47 pm

Well, this is the best I can do on finding mishaps with Gamera films.

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godzilla98rules wrote:Even though several suit actors have been injured/nearly killed, at least their filmed incidents lead to some of the most iconic scenes. I love the shot of Godzilla on fire in TOMG.


And I love that instead of being upset the suit actors agree and say "well I didn't die, and suit catching fire is cool".
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