Monster of the Day #836

Can’t go wrong with Toho candids.

  • Flangepart

    “Hi mom! Check out yer son, the movie starrrr!”

  • The Rev.

    Man, do I love the Kamakiras.

    What a fantastic photo this is, too.

  • Ericb

    You know I’d bet he’s be pretty delicious steamed with melted butter.

  • You know, I’ve watch this movie something like a gazillion times and never once realized that Gimantis had teeth.

    Well at least that’s what it looks like here.

    Love Son of Godzilla

  • Ken_Begg

    I think they’re more like feelers or little tentacles; sort, rather than rigid.

    This was my first Godzilla movie, along with vs. the Sea Monster, so I imprinted pretty hard on this version of Godzilla.

  • Gamera977

    ‘At least I’m here in balmy Japan, my cousin had to wreak an American research base in Antarctica… brrrrrrrrr…..’

  • Rock Baker

    That’s just beautiful.

  • Ken_Begg

    An ironic observation, given the climax of the film.

  • Jamie B.

    “I’m ready for my closeup!”

  • zombiewhacker

    I loved the music motif for Gimantis, too.

  • Ken_Begg

    It’s a fun score, certainly one of the best non-Ifukube ones.

  • Gamera977

    Ah, ashamed to to admit it but this is one of the few Godzilla films I’ve never seen, only clips of him in the other movies.

  • Ken_Begg

    All I can say is, I love this film like very, very few others.

  • You really should see it. It’s a lot of fun.

  • Gamera977

    Ok, ok, guys- you talked me into it! (Yeah, I’m a push-over when it comes to Kaiju movies in any case)

  • zombiewhacker

    Wow. NOT Ifukube? I’m surprised.

  • The Rev.

    I am one of the very, very few others, as I am sure I’ve mentioned before.

    It was one of the later ones I saw of the Showa series, but I still dug it tremendously. Minya can be grating at times, but the movie itself is one of the better-paced, and I find the story and characters to be one of the few examples that keep my interest when the monsters aren’t around, not to mention one of the most touching endings to any giant monster movie. Plus you’ve got Kumi Mizuno running around in a biking top and sarong; the Kamakiras, which are great; and Kumonga, who makes a strong claim for best puppet ever.

    Hopefully Gamera enjoys it; I realize mileage can vary (I seem to recall Sandy doesn’t like this one).

  • The Rev.

    I was, too, although being more familiar with his work nowadays I can tell differences in his work and this movie’s soundtrack. This does not in any way denigrate this movie’s music; Kamakiras’ motif is great, although my favorite is the drum-heavy one that plays during the battle with Kumonga.