Matt Alt and Patrick Macias run amok in a minefield of restored Godzilla, Ultraman, and tokusatsu props. These items belong to the private collection of special effects artist and director Tomoo Haraguchi (DEATH KAPPA). And no, we couldn't keep them.
Godzilla takes time out of his busy schedule during the making of GODZILLA VS. GIGAN on the Toho Studios lot to demonstraite traditional kakizome New Year's Day calligraphy to a bunch of bedazzled brats.
Presenting the studio take of "Feel in My Heart" (AKA "The Words Get Stuck in My Throat") as performed by the beautiful, vivacious, and very talented Kipp Hamilton in glorious 320kbps. Taken from the 1966 film WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS.
Editor of the national J-Pop mag Otaku USA, Patrick Maciasand August Ragonerespond to the Halloween call with a titanic tribute to the storied director of the original Godzilla, Ishiro Honda. With more than a nod towards the recently released Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda, the provocative pair of kaiju fanboys contextualize Honda's prolific career, which saw the production of Rodan, Mothra, The Mysterians, Monster Zero, Destroy All Monsters, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Atragon, and Battle in Outer Space (the latter two excerpted here). Starring Russ Tamblyn, the 16mm War of the Gargantuas is Honda's 1966 effort, in which two hairy humanoids spawned from Frankenstein's monster (!) wreak havoc on--where else?--Tokyo. Free hot sake! Doors open at 7:30 for cinematic trick-or-treats; come in cosplay! *8pm showtime.
OTHER CINEMA / ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@ 21st). Admission* $6.