Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

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Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby JVM » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:12 am

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Probably the least discussed or mentioned of Toho monsters, most likely due to the obscurity of Half Human and Toho's attempts to virtually wipe it from memory.
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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Mulder » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:49 am

I wish i could see half-human stupid ban. :evil:

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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Arbok » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:14 am

I wouldn't say Toho wants to wipe it from memory. The Snowman still appears in books, and in general is widely publicized and even has toys/models of him. The connection to Ishiro Honda is likely the reason he is still mentioned so thoroughly.

Now Prophecies of Nostradamus? There is a film Toho wants us to forget. Hell for about a decade now, it has been removed from all of the official books to come out on their science fiction films. Even the Godzilla Chronicles, which made mention of it in their first volume, retroactively removed it in the later editions.
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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Hedorah » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:58 am

Why have I never heard of this movie?
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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Mac » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:35 pm

People are making fansubs of this film. Thank God, as it was really tough giving this a watch RAW.

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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Mulder » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:49 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:So why was this movie banned again?

It was racist to the japenease natives called the indus. ;)

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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Arbok » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:50 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:So why was this movie banned again?


For its unfavorable depiction of the Ainu.
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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby JVM » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:00 pm

Yeah, it's a shame really, it sounds like a really fun movie.

Was this released before or after Godzilla Raids Again?
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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby Arbok » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:39 pm

JVM wrote:Was this released before or after Godzilla Raids Again?


After.

Half Human came out in August of 1995, Godzilla Raids Again came out in April.
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Re: Monster Discussion #3: The Snowman

Postby DaikaijuSokogeki! » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:48 am

alienhulk2099 wrote:
People are making fansubs of this film.

Seriously? That's neat! I wonder if The Three Treasures (or whatever the movie with Showa Orochi is called) got the same treatment.


I'm about 99% certain fansubs of The Three Treasures (aka: Birth of Japan) exists. Just gotta know where to look.

This has always been a film I've been curious in. Yeah, I've heard it's not too good, but I'm a die-hard Toho tokusatsu fan. I kinda can't help it.

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Guardian7 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:25 am

Is there a decent review of this film somewhere?
Or could someone do a review of it here?

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby ThunderScore » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:52 pm

It's a shame that the American producers of HALF HUMAN didn't do more - It was cool seeing the costume used for Monster's child in new scenes, but it would've been sooo awesome if they'd have shot scenes with the adult Snowman costume and had John Carradine actually be a part of the story instead of merely retelling it to his colleagues...

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Godzilla63 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:55 am

Wow, that's actually a great suit for a Bigfoot/Yeti monster. Is that the KKvsG King Kong suit, just modified? And is there virtually any way I can see this movie?

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Goji » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:44 am

Godzilla63 wrote:Wow, that's actually a great suit for a Bigfoot/Yeti monster. Is that the KKvsG King Kong suit, just modified? And is there virtually any way I can see this movie?


KING KONG VS. GODZILLA was released quite some time after HALF HUMAN.

The U.S. version is available on VHS, but boots of the Japanese version can be found. Though don't ask where, it's not allowed around here.

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Godzilla63 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:39 pm

Ok, are US VHS copies expensive and hard to find?

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby NebulaMSpacehunter » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:02 pm

havent been on the forums for awhile. I'll have to check amazon and ebay for this. looks interesting

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Godzilla63 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:27 pm

Yeah Amazon's got one VHS copy for $99.95.......:/

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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Gothicserpent » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:27 pm

I'm pretty sure that pic that OP posted isn't even the suit used in the film.
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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Missingno. » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:47 pm

Yet another necrobump.

I thought this monster was good for what it is supposed to be (the abominable snowman/yeti), and it was an especially moving scene when the Snowman removed the rope from one of the lead characters' leg and freed him. It showed compassion even from a beast... Sad that the only film this thing is in is banned from an official release. I thought it was a great Toho film.
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Re: Monster Discussion #4: The Snowman

Postby Godzillian » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:14 pm

Honestly he's probably the most sympathetic of all Toho monsters. Shame he's been locked in the Toho vault forever.
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