Gojira (1984)

Also Called: The Return of Godzilla Godzilla (1985) Date: 1984 Stars: Ken Tanaka Yasuko Sawaguchi Yôsuke Natsuki Writers: Hideichi Nagahara Director: Koji Hashimoto WRC Score: 2.5/4 An erupting volcano brings about the return of  Gojira in this sequel to the 1954 classic.  Or rather the first appearance of a new Godzilla, as the original… But that…

Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon

Also Called: War of the Monsters Gamera v. Barugon Date: 1966 Voices: Kôjirô Hongô Kyôko Enami Yûzô Hayakawa Writer: Niisan Takahashi Director: Shigeo Tanaka WRC Score: 3/4 Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (also known as Gamera v. Barugon as well as a few other titles) recounts Gamera’s return to the world stage as a threat to Humanity…

Taekoesu Yonggary

Also Called: Yongary, Monster from the Deep Date: 1967 Stars: Yeong-il Oh Jeong-im Nam Sun-jae Lee Writers: Ki-duk Kim Yun-sung Seo Director: Ki-duk Kim WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on April 7, 2012 A nuclear test disturbs a mammoth fire breath horror that comes charging into the nearest city and… Sure. Taekoesu…

Kingu Kongu tai Gojira

Also Called: King Kong v. Godzilla Date: 1962 Stars: Tadao Takashima Kenji Shara Yû Fujiki Writers: Shin’ichi Sekizawa [American Version] Bruce Howard Paul Masob Director: Ishirô Honda WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on August 19, 2009 Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (also known as King Kong v. Godzilla) tells the tale of…

Daikaijû Gamera

Opening Thoughts Also Called Gammera the Invincible Giant Monster Gamera Gamera Date: 1965 Stars: Eiji Funakosi Harumi Kiritachi Yoshiro Uchida Writer: Nisan Takahasi Director: Noriaki Yuasa WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on September 14, 2009 Daikaijû Gamera/Giant Monster Gamera is one of a whole slew of movies cashing in on the…

Daikaijû Gamera

Gamera, freed from centuries of imprisonment, sets out to do his best Godzilla impersonation.