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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:59 pm

I've had that happen, too. Star Wars was my life from about 2002-2011, but then I slammed into a wall with it and only intermittently care anymore, and not like I did. Same with dinosaurs/paleontology, although I did get back on board with that eventually.

As for Skull Island, don't forget that it contains a tunnel into the hollow earth. Kong seems to actively keep a lid on it, controlling access in or out, and that may be where he and Godzilla disagree.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Gigantis » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:12 pm

I haven't watched Shin Godzilla since it came out in the states, which is why i don't really talk about the film that much. Wanna watch it again before i can give my feelings on it.
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Postby ScootaVaran » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 am

So I took a peek into the Monsterverse threads and I have come to a conclusion that I just don't care anymore.
I still love the movies and hope GVK does well, but I just don't care about the surrounding environment.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Gigantis » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:13 am

ScootaVaran wrote:So I took a peek into the Monsterverse threads and I have come to a conclusion that I just don't care anymore.
I still love the movies and hope GVK does well, but I just don't care about the surrounding environment.


Are you talking about just the MonsterVerse or the franchise as a whole?
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Postby realinvaderdesign » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:51 pm

Im probably in the minority for this one, I like the plot of Gamera the brave more than the 90s trilogy, that film is very underrated and is very charming.

I also think that toho mistreats its UK audience a bit when it comes to releases, asides the criterion set and kotm recently, for the last 2 decades we have been void of dvds and blurays with the exception of 98, 2014, the two toho kong films, 54 on dvd and the mysterians, thats it, we didnt even get the 50th anniversary dvds

Even then youd be lucky to get a hold of the UK criterion set for a fair price seeming they made it a limited release, so those that missed preordering will have to get it from 3rd party sellers for almost £200 at times
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby godjacob » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:55 pm

realinvaderdesign wrote:Im probably in the minority for this one, I like the plot of Gamera the brave more than the 90s trilogy, that film is very underrated and is very charming.

I also think that toho mistreats its UK audience a bit when it comes to releases, asides the criterion set and kotm recently, for the last 2 decades we have been void of dvds and blurays with the exception of 98, 2014, the two toho kong films, 54 on dvd and the mysterians, thats it, we didnt even get the 50th anniversary dvds


Gamera the Brave is the best Showa-style Gamera film we ever got. And honestly Gamera being a true protector rather than a dark guardian I think works better for the character. So I can get behind this.

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Postby Terasawa » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:10 pm

realinvaderdesign wrote:I also think that toho mistreats its UK audience a bit when it comes to releases, asides the criterion set and kotm recently, for the last 2 decades we have been void of dvds and blurays with the exception of 98, 2014, the two toho kong films, 54 on dvd and the mysterians, thats it, we didnt even get the 50th anniversary dvds

Even then youd be lucky to get a hold of the UK criterion set for a fair price seeming they made it a limited release, so those that missed preordering will have to get it from 3rd party sellers for almost £200 at times


How is this Toho's fault? It's up to a licensor in the UK to pick up and distribute the films.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Tamura » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:31 pm

Toho's licenses are really expensive. Maybe all the UK distributors thought the films aren't worth the price. I don't blame them, considering the way Toho treats licensees in the English-speaking world. But it's okay, the UK got their Toho-authorized release finally, and fortunately for us who care about the content of these releases, it's unlikely that any UK distributor during the DVD era would have been able to get Toho to approve of anything interesting or unique if they had licensed the films, so we didn't miss anything then.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby skuzzy-punk-kid » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:37 pm

When I was younger, I legit thought that there were 2 Godzillas; 1 good and 1 bad. This line of reasoning came about when I watched King Kong vs Godzilla and Godzilla vs Megalon. It wasn't until much, MUCH later that I learned that it was the same 1 Godzilla (the character, not the suit) all throughout the Showa series.

It would have been interesting if there were 2 Godzillas battling each other, and I'm not talking about partial doppelgangers such as SpaceGodzilla and MechaGodzilla.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Marp » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:19 am

realinvaderdesign wrote:I also think that toho mistreats its UK audience a bit when it comes to releases, asides the criterion set and kotm recently, for the last 2 decades we have been void of dvds and blurays with the exception of 98, 2014, the two toho kong films, 54 on dvd and the mysterians, thats it, we didnt even get the 50th anniversary dvds

Even then youd be lucky to get a hold of the UK criterion set for a fair price seeming they made it a limited release, so those that missed preordering will have to get it from 3rd party sellers for almost £200 at times


I know how that feels. Finally getting a region free Blu-ray player and the Criterion release is so relieving, it's not even funny. I know they're not as good as they could be, but just being able to watch them at all is a blessing to me, heheh.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:27 pm

I realized I'm annoyed by the delay of Godzilla vs. Kong, not because of the delaying of the film itself, but rather it means we might have to wait longer for an actual Japanese Godzilla film which I desperately want to see in theaters while I'm here.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby skuzzy-punk-kid » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:58 am

I used to have a crush on the islander mom in King Kong vs. Godzilla; the one with the red coconut top that reprimanded the little islander boy for sneaking off into the berry juice shack.

I was only 8 when I crushed hard on her.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby G2000 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:17 am

I was more a Daiyo man myself
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:51 pm

G2000 wrote:I was more a Daiyo man myself

Sorry, but everyone knows Namikawa is the best.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 pm

I never really latched on to any of the Godzilla ladies as a teenager. Does that count as a confession?
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby edgaguirus » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:47 pm

Sure. When younger, I didn't give much thought about the women, but now I have my favorites. Such as Daiyo.
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:03 pm

The first Godzilla lady I was attracted to was Yukari Yamane from Destroyah.
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Postby Living Corpse » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:23 am

Yuri Tachibana the reporter in GMK.

Also Maina & Miana, just wish they were in a better Godzilla anime.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Kiryu2012 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:28 pm

Real talk: I unironically love A Space Godzilla. It's weird, it's trippy, it's so out of place in the Godzilla series and that's 100% my jam.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Marp » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 pm

Kiryu2012 wrote:Real talk: I unironically love A Space Godzilla. It's weird, it's trippy, it's so out of place in the Godzilla series and that's 100% my jam.


I can definitely see the appeal, I mean, it's a Godzilla story that's.. not a Godzilla story. It's almost as if the author went out of their way to have absolutely nothing to do with what Godzilla's percieved to be, at the time or nowadays. It's definitely a unique relic, I'm not quite sure if we could get something like it these days now that Godzilla and kaiju are back in a public light, though given the experimental theme of the Reiwa era's offerings, I suppose it's not completely out of the ballpark.


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