Thursday, July 31, 2008


The SciFi Japan website has reported that on September 9th, Classic Media will complete their “Toho Master Collection” titles with a double bill release of Rodan/War of the Gargantuas DVD. While I’m somewhat disappointed that Destroy All Monsters was never a part of this line (probably due to some legal reason), I’m very pleased that War of the Gargantuas is finally seeing a DVD version. It’s a bizarrely fun daikaiju film worth checking out if you’ve never seen it. Any movie featuring a creature that eats humans and then spits out their empty clothing intact will always score points in my book.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Monsters vs Aliens: More Tidbits

Dreamworks has trickled out some smidgens of information about their upcoming Monsters vs Aliens film at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Nothing too terribly revealing other than a still and some promotional trading cards which reveal some additional characters from the movie, including the villain of the story, Gallaxhar.

They also have an official website up, but it’s pretty skeletal at the moment. I think that we’ll probably start seeing some more substantial stuff in the fall/winter as the release date gets closer, but I’ll take whatever little scraps I can get for the time being. (source:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Guilty Pleasures: The Godzilla's Revenge Theme Song

Most fans tend to agree that Godzilla's Revenge is a low point in the Showa-era films. A lighter entry expressly intended for children, the movie essentially amounts to an extended dream sequence (half of which consists of stock footage from previous films) bookended by a storyline that really doesn't have anything to do with Godzilla whatsoever. Even as a kid, this was my least favorite of the films and whenever it would air on television, I generally didn't bother watching it... that is, except for the opening credits. I embarrassingly admit to loving the Godzilla's Revenge theme music: a bizarre, so-bad-it's-good, funky tune punctuated with random monster-like noises. It was created specifically for the North American release of the film, but very little is known about who was actually responsible for it. According to the opening text, the song was available on record (undoubtedly as a single), but to my knowledge it has never been included in any existing Godzilla soundtrack collection. Believe me, I've looked.