What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:27 pm

HedorahIsBestGirl wrote:Gorath
Half Human
The Prophecies of Nostradamus
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The Human Vapor


There are a few others I haven't seen like The War in Space and Gunhed but everyone says they're terrible so I'm not gonna waste the time to track them down.

Bolded are gold. Gorath is decent as well.
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby Komenja » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:21 pm

Oh man, a lot. It'd be easier to list the stuff I have seen.
-Rodan
-Mothra
-Frankenstein Conquers the World
-War of the Gargantuas
-Mysterians
-Rebirth of Mothra Trilogy
-King Kong Escapes
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby MaxRebo320 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:00 pm

HedorahIsBestGirl wrote:There are a few others I haven't seen like The War in Space and Gunhed but everyone says they're terrible so I'm not gonna waste the time to track them down.

I can't speak for Gunhed, but I think War in Space is at least worth watching if you're a fan of so many other Toho SFX films from the 50s - 70s. Though its not worth spending what the DVD typically goes for on the secondary market, unless you're a hardcore collector.
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby realinvaderdesign » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:21 am

Varan
Matango
Dogora
Space ameoba
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:53 pm

realinvaderdesign wrote:Varan
Matango
Dogora
Space ameoba

Matango is a must watch imo.

Space Ameoba has a bad rep for being goofy, but it's one of my favorite films. Same for Dogora. Although you should watch it at least once, Varan is easily one of the worst monster films Toho ever made.
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby realinvaderdesign » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:06 pm

LSD Jellyfish wrote:
realinvaderdesign wrote:Varan
Matango
Dogora
Space ameoba



Varan is easily one of the worst monster films Toho ever made.


Ive heard that the us cut is pretty rough, hows the Japanese cut in comparison?
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:11 pm

realinvaderdesign wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:
realinvaderdesign wrote:Varan
Matango
Dogora
Space ameoba



Varan is easily one of the worst monster films Toho ever made.


Ive heard that the us cut is pretty rough, hows the Japanese cut in comparison?

It's mildly better.

The main issue with the film is that other then some early mysticism, Varan, and the film, is just a lesser version of both Godzilla 1954 and Rodan 1956. It's also one of the least visually impressive films produced by Toho during that era. I'm sure there's some redeemable factors, and I do remember liking some of it, I'm just saying it's one of the worst Showa era films.

Writing this out, I realized how good a job Toho did at making Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and Dogora all original movies with their own tones. Varan is the only one that feels super bleh.
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby Terasawa » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:24 pm

Varan is the worst Honda tokusatsu and the only Showa-era tokusatsu films that are worse are The War in Space and Bye-Bye Jupiter. I've said before that I think the American version (which is practically a different movie) is better than the Japanese version.
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby Ultraman02 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:04 pm

All the Pokemon movies... Maybe.
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Re: What Non-Godzilla Toho Films Do You Still need to Watch?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:10 pm

Ultraman02 wrote:All the Pokemon movies... Maybe.
I'm beginning to dislike Pokemon and feel a bit fatigued at this point.

I'll be honest in that I wasn't really thinking about Pokemon, or anything that wasn't live action. Totally get the Pokemon fatigue though.
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Rodan95 wrote:The Shobijin are sat on by a fatass explorer and killed. Mothra is pissed and destroys Japan.


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