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Monday, July 26th, 2010
9:33 pm
[mudpuppy83]
OH HELL YEAH
So, Legendary Pictures was at the San Diego Comic Con. They were promoting a lot of upcoming movies. Guess what one of the promo images was.



I think I might cry. It's just that beautiful.

Now, obviously this is highly stylized and I have no idea if it accurately reflects the design Legendary Pictures is working with, but it is too awesome not to share.

Even better is that they had the shirt on a t-shirt that apparently reacts with webcams...somehow, to produce an awesome effect of Godzilla firing his flame breath and roaring. Here's a video:



I think it's safe to say Godzilla is in good hands.

Current Mood: HELL YEAH
Friday, April 30th, 2010
9:19 am
[mudpuppy83]
It Ain't No Damn Iguana
Yesterday I was just randomly browsing the internet when I stumbled across something that immediately caught my attention.

It's quite possibly bogus, but supposedly what you are about to see is a maquette of the proposed design for Legendary Pictures Godzilla 2012 project, built to be shown to Toho for approval.






For all I know this is just some modelmaker's pet project, but I would dearly love to believe it's real. It looks a bit like the Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack designs got thrown in a blender with a splash of Nightmare Gamera thrown in, and seasoned with some dragon and wolf for flavor.

In short, it looks awesome and it looks like Godzilla. So, Legendary Pictures, if you're reading this: If this is not one of your proposed designs, then I hope you're at least thinking along similar lines.

Current Mood: HELL YEAH
Monday, March 29th, 2010
5:04 pm
[mudpuppy83]
Good News Everyone!
A while back I heard a rumor. A rumor that made me happy, but it was only a rumor. Well, now it seems that that rumor has been confirmed:

Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to make a new American Godzilla movie.


Translation: "FUCK YEAH!"

The film is apparently set for a 2012 release, though no director, screenwriter, or cast has yet been announced. Really, I have no idea what to even expect. Nor do I even have any advice to the filmmakers other than the obvious:


DON'T DO THIS!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
8:17 pm
[chainsawkarate]
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008
5:45 pm
[chainsawkarate]
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
3:21 am
[chainsawkarate]
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
12:30 pm
[partly_bouncy]
Godzilla fandom help
Fan History is looking for a little help in improving its article about the history of the Godzilla fandom. The article's timeline is a bit too heavy with LiveJournal and wiki information. It lacks everywhere else. It needs some one to come in who knows more about the fandom to fill in and add dates, events that mattered, etc.

Fan History is trying to create a directory of Godzilla fans. There are currently 138 articles. It would be nice to see those articles improved and new articles added about people in the fandom. With some fragmentation across fandoms because of the increase in the number of web and off-line choices, the directory can help consolidate that information in one place.
Friday, March 7th, 2008
7:50 pm
[mudpuppy83]
The Monsters Are In Revolt!
Well, I subjected myself to the Japanese version of All Monsters Attack (aka Godzilla's Revenge) that Classic Media was nice enough to put out.

Yeah...

I, uh...I...

*sigh*

Well, the DVD is quite good. The quality of the film is great; even the stock footage looks crisp and clear. The sound is good and the subtitles are pretty well done, aside from the rather amusing introduction of "Gorozaurus."

The movie itself is...um...

Well, it's still better than Godzilla vs. Megalon, but then so is being bitten by an angry mongoose.

At least it can't be said that the film tricks you into thinking it will be good, because the credits sequence is accompanied by a pop song. An awful pop song. I don't mean a goofy, so bad it's good J-Pop song.

I mean a shrieking, screeching voice singing--no, shouting mind-numbing lyrics like "Mi Mi Minilla! Poo Poo Poo!"I mean it will make your ears bleed bad.

I think this song could cause cancer in rats.

And for those who were wondering if the Japanese version makes it any clearer as to whether or not in this film's reality there really is a Godzilla, or if he's just a movie monster...no, it friggin' does not.

Although it does suggest that in Japan, adults worship God while children worship monsters. Apparently we weren't shown the scenes of Ichiro worshiping Cthulhu.

There are some amusing differences between this version and the English version. For one thing, Ichiro swears a lot more. Not Tarantino-type swearing, mind you, but still. I also enjoyed his internal monologues, the best being, "Bad man fall through the floor! Bad man fall through the floor! Bad man fall through the floor!"

The other thing is that whereas the English version gives Minilla a silly male voice that sounds like Bullwinkle, the Japanese version gives him a feminine voice that sounds more like Rocky. And, for some damn reason, the voice is muffled. This makes it seem as if the voice is coming from the person in the suit. Which is stupid.

On the plus side, this voice means we are denied such idiotic lines as, "Take that, weirdo!" However, it makes Ichiro's relationship with Minilla a lot creepier. Why? Because when I say a feminine voice, I don't mean Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson feminine. I mean, sexy Japanese woman feminine. The, uh, grunting noises she makes at certain points don't help any.

Between the new, sexy female Minilla and the kindly neighbor who is creepy as hell, I wonder that any parents in Japan ever showed this to their kids.

Then again, I really shouldn't be surprised.

And yes, this film still has an awful moral wherein Ichiro beats up the bully and then still does what the bully wanted him to do anyways, which results in an innocent stranger getting hurt. It'd be like an After school Special where the plucky teen hero just says no to drugs, gets the drug dealer arrested...and then ends the show by smokin' down a big fattie.

Though I'm still convinced that the makers of Home Alone saw this film. Hell, just substitute a giant monster film for that gangster film Kevin watches and Toho could sue for plagiarism.

I have to ask, though; why is it that everybody hates Gabara so much? He's a giant, electrified ogre that warbles--how can you not love that? He's pretty damned creepy, in his own way--I'm also pretty sure his design was inspired by the fire demon from Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon). Not to mention clearly sadistic enough to pick on a baby monster, while also having the cajones to try and take on Godzilla.

Sure, he gets the crap kicked out of him, forced to limp away in humiliation as Ichiro teasingly cries, "Gabara the Cripple! Gabara the Cripple!" But he shot for the moon, and he burned up on re-entry.

He could still kick Jet Jaguar's ass.

Current Mood: amused
Friday, February 8th, 2008
8:01 pm
[mudpuppy83]
Godzilla's metal twin returns for the ultimate revenge!
When Classic Media first announced the release of several remastered Godzilla DVDs, each with the original and uncut Japanese versions included, I was probably most excited by Gojira--but I was just as excited about Terror of Mechagodzilla. After all, the only version available of the film in the U.S. for years has been a horribly butchered cut. And, of course, the original Japanese version has been something of legend because it contains "nudity."

Well, about a week or two ago I finally got my copy of Classic Media's DVD of Terror of Mechagodzilla (and All Monster's Attack as well, but I haven't brought myself to watch it just yet). Now I have finally seen the Japanese version, and it is indeed worth the price of the DVD.

Which is not to say the film is perfect, but at least seeing it uncut allows for a better chance to judge the film on its own merits.

And those merits of course include a set of patently rubber breasts during the Katsura operation scene. Yes, that's the infamous "nudity" you've heard so much about, assuming you didn't already know that. At least it's not as gratuitous as Yuki's ass in Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla.

Bring on the rubber breasts and Kenny stomping!Collapse )

Current Mood: pleased
Friday, December 21st, 2007
6:14 pm
[mudpuppy83]
In case Atari is reading this...
Been playing Godzilla: Unleashed just about every chance I get lately. It's a truly great game, even if the controls are a bit tricky to master. It has its share of problems, such as a few too many "clones" but for the most part it has an excellent choice of playable monsters.

However, I've been thinking: if they make another Godzilla game in the near future, what other monsters should they include?

Well, I have a few ideas.

And now I shall send my monsters against the world!Collapse )

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, December 8th, 2007
11:32 am
[wistol]
Godzilla Unleashed Commercial
One of the best Wii Game Commercials EVER!

Friday, September 28th, 2007
8:02 pm
[mudpuppy83]
Some thoughts about Godzilla: Unleashed...
Godzilla: Unleashed is definitely one of the major factors in my desire to get a Nintendo Wii. However, I do have a few qualms about the game. In particular, the original monsters that Pipeworks created for the game.

Behind a cut to save space...Collapse )

Current Mood: slightly disappointed
Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
3:14 am
[chainsawkarate]
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
10:23 am
[mudpuppy83]
Godzilla and Rodan battle King Ghidorah for the fate of the Earth!
Yesterday, since I can't afford to buy the new DVDs at the moment, I got Invasion of Astro-Monster (aka Monster Zero) from Netflix. I'll spoil a lot of what happens in the film, but then most people reading this have probably already seen it.

My thoughts on King Ghidorah's revenge...Collapse )

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, May 7th, 2007
4:33 pm
[ragzdandelion]
GO GO GOJIRA!
Finished an old drawing today.Originally drawn sometime in the 90'z,now digitally remastered n' colored-



See the full version here-http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/54866807/
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
8:17 am
[mudpuppy83]
Ghidorah and Astro-Monster are coming!
Classic Media has announced that the two DVDs of Ghidorah The Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster will be released on June 5th!

Even better is that they already have artwork to show off! Just check out Sci-Fi Japan's article!

I'm beyond excited, personally. Finally I will have all 28 Godzilla films when I get Invasion of Astro-Monster!

Of course, to make it even sweeter, Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock will be releasing Frankenstein Conquers The World on DVD on June 26th!

Current Mood: freakin' ecstatic
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
8:03 am
[mudpuppy83]
Godzilla: Unleashed!
I'm sure everyone has heard about this new Nintendo Wii Godzilla game coming out. However, I don't know if everyone knows that the designers are adding a completely new, original monster to the game's roster.

To make matters even sweeter, you can vote on what monster they choose to introduce if you go to this link: http://wii.ign.com/articles/775/775622p1.html

The poll is at the end of the article. Of course if you look at the message board links with the article there are lots of people who seem to think that one new monster instead of an old one is some kind of blasphemy. I'm not one of those people, obviously.

I'm personally very fond of the Visitor, but right now Magmouth is leading the votes. Firelion just reminds me too much of King Caesar (to the point that putting him in instead of the real King Caesar would really agravate me), and Lightning Bug is just kind of...meh.

But I'm curious as to what everyone else thinks. Go check it out, and vote for the one you like.

Now I just need to get a Wii...

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
12:46 am
[chainsawkarate]
Friday, February 9th, 2007
12:04 am
[chainsawkarate]
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
3:18 am
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