While I usually collect Space Magazine Uchusen primarily for its daikaiju art feature, the most recent issue yielded a little extra bonus in the form of a two-page spread which featured a nice, clear look at the Daimajin character from the upcoming Japanese tv series of the same name (based, it seems, somewhat loosely on the trio of films from the 60’s). The Undead Backbrain blogs have some further details about the show, as well as a trailer, which you can check out here and here.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Say, did you happen to catch last week’s Clone Wars episode? The one that was basically a tribute to Japanese giant monster movies? The Undead Backbrain site has an informative blog post about it over here.
If you missed it, well... I guess you’ll have to wait for a repeat. It’s not like the internet has places you could visit where a video of the full episode was available for your viewing discretion or anything. Yup, that sure would be handy...
Ahem. Speaking of videos, here’s a behind-the-scenes creator’s commentary which details some of the little peripheral homages to Godzilla films that appear in the episode:
(Thanks to Benjamin for the promotional movie poster parody find).
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Space Ameoba (a.k.a. Yog, Monster From Space) is the theme of the art feature from the spring issue of Space Magazine Uchusen, featuring a rather demonic-looking Gezora and the climactic volcano skirmish between Ganime (the crab thing) and Kamoebas (the turtle thing).
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Here’s a neat online distraction that’s been making the rounds on the web: a retro-styled game based on the movie Tremors. Your mouse controls left/right movement and the left click allows you to jump. Each new survivor you gain starts a wave of “Grabboid” attacks and it’s game over if the Kevin Bacon character (the one you start with) gets killed. Just like in the original film!
Play it here: Tremerz