Rubber Monsters & Giant Heroes Weekend
Two days of tokusatsu madness! Find out where the Power Rangers got their moves, who that guy was in the Godzilla costume, what monster movies would look like played out in a pro wrestling ring, how successful amateurs can be making their own monster movies and how a giant turtle became a Japanese cultural icon! More action and forced perspective camera work than you can shake a giant lizard at!

Feb. 16, 2013

Collection - Super Sentai Openings

Openings from the entire history of Super Sentai serties! Best known to Western audiences as source material for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

Movie - Warning from Space (1956)

The first color tokusatsu film was produced quickly to capitalize on the success of Godzilla, and features some bizarre starfish/eye space creatures

Spectreman 5

Spectreman was originially produced for Japanese TV between 1971 and 1972, and was dubbed into English for its 1978 debut in the US market

Doc - The Man Who Became Godzilla

Admiring look at Haruo Nakajima, the first man who donned the Godzilla suit (among other monster suits) and entranced the world

Collection - Kaiju Big Battel

A cross between a Japanese monster movie and pro wrestling, Kaiju Big Battel puts on live action performances of monster fights, and it freaking rules!

Pro Wrestling Star Azteckaiser Ep 1

Crazy 1970s tokusatsu TV series about a hero/wrestler who drives a sweet 3-wheeled motorbike is unique in that the fight scenes turned into anime

Feb. 17, 2013

MST3K - Gamera vs. Barugon

Barugon, a lizard-dog monster... causes widespread destruction, trampling people, buildings, attacking w his battering-ram tongue..spitting frozen liquid nitrogen - & his deathly energy ray.

Movie - Destroy All Planets (1968)

Gamera battles creatures from outer space after being trapped in a super-catch ray!

Collection - Tokusatsu Fan Films

People love the monsters and heroes of tokusatsu so much, that they just have to create their own films, with, uh, varying results!

Doc - Godzilla: King of the Monsters

BBC documentary on Godzilla as part of their Monster Night