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Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
TOHO composite blue screen shots improved in the mid 60s , when Tsuburays had TOHO purchase a then state of the art oxberry optical printer. But even then the results could be quite hit or miss. They really finally caught up around the...
Japanese Giants

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07/16/16 4:50 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
Rick wrote:Personally, I generally thought the buildings and cityscapes were fairly good. Fake, obviously, but done with some care and style (usually). It was always the tanks and trucks that bugged me, looking as if they'd just been...
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07/11/16 12:14 AM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
We could of course also point out the logistics. The budget of the 2014 film is more than EVERY Godzilla film from 1984 thru 2004. The average time to build all the miniatures for A Heisei series Godzilla film (1984-1995)  was 1 1/2...
Japanese Giants

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07/10/16 10:57 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
What makes you think "realism" is the goal? Look at the history of Japanese art. Is Kabuki or Noh theater realistic by western standards? Look at Asian paintings through history. Are they realistic  in a western sense, like something in...
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07/10/16 5:27 PM
Re: Best Audio Commentaries / Worst Audio Commentaries (reply)
Gojira wrote:August Ragone's commentaries were rather speak, but maybe I am a tad prjudiced against him from his agressive manner on forums. Love his book though.his commentaries were pretty awful....often long burst of actors...
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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06/04/16 6:17 PM
Re: Ray Harryhausen: Master of the Majicks is Back! (reply)
I bought the original issue of these books. I have pre ordered 2 of the updated. Simply put, these are stunning and my admiration and appreciation for the work that went into these is simply beyond words. These are astounding, and worth...
Horror Film Books and Magazines

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04/28/16 12:14 AM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE (SHIN GOJIRA) (reply)
Saturday8pm wrote:The fanboys at Toho Kingdom and The iMDb are fit to be tied 'cuz this "Zilla" isn't what they expected. Most surprising is the number of them that actually prefer the new American version!They're almost telling anyone...
Coming Soon

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04/18/16 12:30 PM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE (SHIN GOJIRA) (reply)
Thanks so much! Love that kit and still have mine
Coming Soon

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04/18/16 3:02 AM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE (SHIN GOJIRA) (reply)
delgadosaur wrote:I have to be honest, the latest american godzilla looked more convincing and realistic, given the circumstances. This might be it for the whole 'man in suit' effect.So....An American film...with a 170 million dollar...
Coming Soon

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04/18/16 12:32 AM
Re: The classic THE THING 1951 version on blu ray soon from Japan...plus lewton titles (reply)
let us know how it looks...I have the UK version. Looks better than the us version, tho it does appear interlaced
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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04/03/16 5:12 PM
Re: The classic THE THING 1951 version on blu ray soon from Japan...plus lewton titles (reply)
The fact that this is so soft..and especially that is the cut reissue makes this a pass for me. The UK version I have will need to hold me for now I guess
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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04/02/16 5:09 PM
Re: The classic THE THING 1951 version on blu ray soon from Japan...plus lewton titles (reply)
i look forward to your thoughts on the blu ray!
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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03/20/16 9:38 PM
Re: The classic THE THING 1951 version on blu ray soon from Japan...plus lewton titles (reply)
It seems that the DVD of the Thing that was issued in Japan was a notable improvement over the U.S. version...so keeping my fngers crossed that this will be good!
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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02/04/16 11:01 PM
The classic THE THING 1951 version on blu ray soon from Japan...plus lewton titles (topic)
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018W5GC4C/dvdbeaver-22/ref=nosim and thishttp://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018W5GCH4/dvdbeaver-22/ref=nosimI will wait to see the quality of the transfers...but keeping my fingers crossed
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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02/03/16 11:46 PM
Re: About that kaiju book again (reply)
Just pre ordered! Good luck!
Japanese Giants

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01/30/16 5:56 PM
Re: Best Audio Commentaries / Worst Audio Commentaries (reply)
Add me as a huge fan of any commentary by Tom Weaver and Tim Lucas. Also, David Kalat's work is excellent, especially on the Godzilla films. Also love the Robinson Crusoe On Mars blu ray.  And I still love the first commentary ever, the...
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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01/23/16 4:07 PM
Re: King Kong vs Godzilla (reply)
The film is a comedic romp...with a lot of deliberate satire. But the kong suit was just inept...not a creative decision. Tsuburaya had a few real clunker suits n the 60s...this was one of the worst
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11/19/15 11:24 PM
Re: Special Effects Collection: SON OF KONG, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THEM (reply)
Beast is a wonderful improvement over the DVD. Mighty Joe Young and Son of Kong really shine as well. But as for THEM , other than the (matted) widescreen, it is a dull looking transfer. flipped between the DVD and the bu in real time...
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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11/03/15 10:53 PM
Re: My forthcoming book (reply)
looking forward to this..good luck!
Japanese Giants

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10/24/15 11:42 PM
Re: Twilight Time re-releasing MYSTERIOUS ISLAND in December (reply)
I picked up the spanish issue....was impossible to beat the price and looks identical ( because it is..lol)
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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08/12/15 11:40 PM