By Andrew Osmond. Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is the thirtieth Japanese film to feature the country’s (unquestionably) biggest film star. But amazingly, it’s only the first Godzilla film to be made in animation. It’s written by a star scribe of anime, Gen Urobuchi, who was the twisted genius behind PSYCHO-PASS and Puella Magi Madoka […]
By Jasper Sharp. The world’s favourite movie monster returns to British screens this August in Shin Godzilla, which sees Japan’s legendary fire-breathing lizard once more rising from the cold blue depths of the Pacific to lay waste to huge swathes of Tokyo. Released in July of last year, Toho’s latest reboot of a franchise that […]
by Jeremy Clarke. Out now on Blu-ray alongside the standalone release of Mothra (1961) comes a double bill of two more Toho science fiction movies, The H Man (1958) and Battle in Outer Space (1959), both also directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. The Toho studio is more readily associated with […]
by Jeremy Clarke. You’d be forgiven for assuming Mothra (1961) to be a typical Toho monster movie in which a giant moth attacks Tokyo. However, the film single-handedly redefined the genre as much as the original Godzilla film defined it.
By Andrew Osmond. If you were asked which singer comes to mind in connection with Akira, most readers would think of Kanye West cosplaying Tetsuo in his pants in the “Stronger” video. A few of you might remember Michael and Janet Jackson’s video for “Scream,” which samples Akira in its last moments. But in his […]