30 DAYS OF GODZILLA CHALLENGE[Day 5: Favorite Godzilla Costume]: For today’s challenge, I decided to choose the one suit that fills me with the most glee when it appears on screen. My favorite Godzilla Costume is the 1995 Burning Godzilla (aka Desu-goji / デスゴジ) from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (ゴジラvsデストロイア). It was a one-time gimmick that tied into the desperate plot of the film beautifully: Godzilla’s nuclear heart is overheating and the King of the Monsters not only is in danger from his own meltdown, but both Japan and the entire the world could…let’s just say “suffer” from the effects of a 50,000 ton nuclear monster’s reactor core going critical.Desu-goji has been one of my favorites since I saw the film in a theater cam VHS tape back in 1996 and while I don’t own an excessive amount of plastic versions of this guy, I am so excited for the Gigantic version to be released by X-Plus some time this year! Some honorable mentions: the GMK suit was considered for the “favorite” but because its end result wasn’t as true to the original maquette design as I hoped. The 1964 suit is definitely my favorite from the Showa era, but is overpowered by my flaming friend. In my opinion, the 1989 - 1991 suit is actually the epitome of Godzilla design. If you asked me to draw the “big guy”, that’s probably the design that would spring from my pencil, but while I adore that suit, it’s not as impressive as the winner here, Burning Godzilla.

30 DAYS OF GODZILLA CHALLENGE
[Day 5: Favorite Godzilla Costume]: For today’s challenge, I decided to choose the one suit that fills me with the most glee when it appears on screen. My favorite Godzilla Costume is the 1995 Burning Godzilla (aka Desu-goji / デスゴジ) from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (ゴジラvsデストロイア). It was a one-time gimmick that tied into the desperate plot of the film beautifully: Godzilla’s nuclear heart is overheating and the King of the Monsters not only is in dang
er from his own meltdown, but both Japan and the entire the world could…let’s just say “suffer” from the effects of a 50,000 ton nuclear monster’s reactor core going critical.

Desu-goji has been one of my favorites since I saw the film in a theater cam VHS tape back in 1996 and while I don’t own an excessive amount of plastic versions of this guy, I am so excited for the Gigantic version to be released by X-Plus some time this year! 

Some honorable mentions: the GMK suit was considered for the “favorite” but because its end result wasn’t as true to the original maquette design as I hoped. The 1964 suit is definitely my favorite from the Showa era, but is overpowered by my flaming friend. In my opinion, the 1989 - 1991 suit is actually the epitome of Godzilla design. If you asked me to draw the “big guy”, that’s probably the design that would spring from my pencil, but while I adore that suit, it’s not as impressive as the winner here, Burning Godzilla.

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handjobsrobertchicago asked: I know ''MONSTER ZERO'' is your favorite movie, but it would be awsome without the stock footage and that dumb dance, and wish the final monster battle was longer,but it is a fun good movie/ Ghridrah,would be an A movie,if not for the stupid monster talk,but I love itI love them ALL

I consider Monster Zero’s stock footage to be somewhat minimal and while I admit that the shie dance is definitely goofy and dates the film like crazy, it’s just never made me dislike the film. I know it has it’s cheesy moments, and probably some of the least kaiju action of any Godzilla film, but I never get tired of watching it.

daysrunaway asked: Just recently discovered the podcast and I have to say I really really love it. I want to thank you for, in a strange way, making me reexamine and enjoy the Gamera films. Your excitement towards the Heisei series in one of the episodes made me search them out. After being blown away by that I went back to the old Showa era and re-watched them and, to my surprise, found myself falling for the series that I thought I dismissed. Keep up the good work!

Thanks, man! I was blown away by Gamera Guardian of The Universe when it came out almost twenty years ago(!) so I’m alway happy when someone takes the time to check out such a fantastic series. :D

tj22me asked: im looking for a website or a forum that shows all kaiju and tokausta films and other giant monster movies that have came to the us on bluray and dvd do you know a website like or a forum

I believe this is what you are looking for (hopefully?):

http://astoundingbeyondbelief.tumblr.com/finding-kaiju-movies

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30 DAYS OF GODZILLA CHALLENGE[Day 4: Favorite Fight (Showa)]: Wow - another very difficult decision to make, but I mentally reviewed the fights in all fourteen of the Showa sequels and I’d have to say that my favorite fight was the entire battle in GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦) from 1964. The final judgement boiled down to both the heart and effort shown by the monsters as a team. All three of earth’s newfound champions had to work together to defeat this golden terror from outer space. However, what really “seals the deal” was the about-face that Godzilla and Rodan make when they see Mothra getting utterly trounced by their common enemy - saving Earth and humanity in the process. I may not think very highly of the overall monster acting in this film, but I believe the final battle is one of the most invigorating bouts in Showa era, if not the the entire Godzilla series. There were so many great ones to consider. For example, the battle royale in Godzilla vs. Gigan was BRUTAL and the short but very sweet clash of Godzilla against Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla almost makes me leap to my feet in exhilaration. And while the climactic romp in Destroy All Monsters was possibly one of the impressive, it did sort of devolve into a whole lot of monsters beating the crap out of King Ghidorah. Hey, look at that…. I made the deadline just in time!

30 DAYS OF GODZILLA CHALLENGE
[Day 4: Favorite Fight (Showa)]: Wow - another very difficult decision to make, but I mentally reviewed the fights in all fourteen of the Showa sequels and I’d have to say that my favorite fight was the entire 
battle in GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦) from 1964. The final judgement boiled down to both the heart and effort shown by the monsters as a team. All three of earth’s newfound champions had to work together to defeat this golden terror from outer space. However, what really “seals the deal” was the about-face that Godzilla and Rodan make when they see Mothra getting utterly trounced by their common enemy - saving Earth and humanity in the process. I may not think very highly of the overall monster acting in this film, but I believe the final battle is one of the most invigorating bouts in Showa era, if not the the entire Godzilla series. 

There were so many great ones to consider. For example, the battle royale in Godzilla vs. Gigan was BRUTAL and the short but very sweet clash of Godzilla against Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla almost makes me leap to my feet in exhilaration. And while the climactic romp in Destroy All Monsters was possibly one of the impressive, it did sort of devolve into a whole lot of monsters beating the crap out of King Ghidorah. Hey, look at that…. I made the deadline just in time!

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30 DAYS OF GODZILLA CHALLENGE[DAY 3 - Favorite Human Protagonist]: I really had to mull this one over for a while. In what I consider to be the best Godzilla flicks, the human protagonists are just as important as the kaiju themselves. In fact, I would say that the human element is what generally controls the ranking of a Godzilla film (at least in my addled brain)!
There were several strong contenders and while Nick Adams’ Astronaut Glen is definitely one of the most memorable, I’d have to say that my favorite human protagonist must be DR. DAISUKE SERIZAWA from GOJIRA (1954). Serizawa sacrificed himself so that the world would be rid of a terrible monster. So that the evil that exists in man would not have access to his terrible technology. So that Emiko Yamane could be with the man she truly loved, Hideto Ogata. In 60 years of kaiju films, I’d say that Serizawa’s ultimate sacrifices were never rivaled by ANY character in the Godzilla series or beyond.

30 DAYS OF GODZILLA CHALLENGE
[DAY 3 - Favorite Human Protagonist]: I really had to mull this one over for a while. In what I consider to be the best Godzilla flicks, the human protagonists are just as important as the kaiju themselves. In fact, I would say that the human element is what generally controls the ranking of a Godzilla film (at least in my addled brain)!

There were several strong contenders and while Nick Adams’ Astronaut Glen is definitely one of the most memorable, I’d have to say that my favorite human protagonist must be DR. DAISUKE SERIZAWA from GOJIRA (1954). Serizawa sacrificed himself so that the world would be rid of a terrible monster. So that the evil that exists in man would not have access to his terrible technology. So that Emiko Yamane could be with the man she truly loved, Hideto Ogata. In 60 years of kaiju films, I’d say that Serizawa’s ultimate sacrifices were never rivaled by ANY character in the Godzilla series or beyond.

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