Thursday, September 29, 2005

Toho/Universal King Kong news

Apparently Universal will be releasing King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes on DVD, according to Monster Zero. Here's more info on KKvsG and KKE.
With all this great stuff coming out, my budget is going to be stretched into the holiday season. Both DVDs are being released on Nov. 29.
(Unfortunately, I'm sure we're not getting the Japanese version of KKvsG, which is infinitely better. C'est la vie.)

Atragon on the way

Media Blasters will do it again come this December, according to Henshin!Online. The company has already released Matango, Mysterians and Dogora. Now they plan to release Atragon, one of my favorite non-Godzilla Ishiro Honda films. It's about a submarine that can fly, an undersea kingdom that plans to take over the world and the angst of Japan's role after World War II. If Media Blasters includes the extras from the region 2 DVD (as they have with the other films), we'll get a commentary track by Koji Kajita, Honda's assistant director. This is a must have.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dinosaur Samurai

I have no idea what this is, I happened to chance across it while looking for info on another book at the ibooks Web site. Here's the description:

Eckels, a psychotic time traveler, has shot a dinosaur and meddled with history, destroying the future and trapping himself in the past. Transported to an alternate prehistoric period by a savage timestorm, Aaron Cofield manages to link up with a Travis, a lost Time Safari guide. Together, they must hunt down Eckels and restore the shape of history. Attacked by sentient dinosaurs, Aaron and Travis escape to an alternate medieval Japan. Caught between dinosaurs, ferocious samurai warriors, and the cold-blooded Eckels, the two must fight for their own survival—and to restore the timestream of our future!

So "Ray Bradbury Presents Dinosaur Samurai" is apparently something loosely based off of Bradbury's "Sound of Thunder" and just filled with as many crazy things as the authors (Stephen Leigh and John J. Miller) can throw at it.
It includes both dinosaurs and samurai and so seems built for me. I may have to pick it up.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Roger Corman sells out?

Stephen Bissette writes an informative post about the end of an era. Apparently, Corman has given Buena Vista (a Disney corporation) rights to distribute 400 of his films, movies like "Little Shop of Horrors", "It Conquered the World" and his Poe films.
This is good in the sense that we'll probably get beautiful new reissues of some of these films. It's sad because now Corman is working with the major studios, something he hasn't needed to do in 50 years of film making.
I'm not all that upset about it, after all we could get some great DVDs of some great old giant monster movies. But Bissette writes well about it and about Corman's history.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Giant Monsters Journal

Something called Ghostface Jackson Productions is offering a Giant Monsters Journal. I must say, it looks pretty cool. Here's a pic:

Check out some of this guy's artwork too. Lots of giant monster interest there.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Gamera news

Monster Zero has a couple of interesting posts about news on the new Gamera film. The most important of which is a new trailer posted here. Secondly, they have some artwork of Gamera and Jidas. Here's Jidas:

Yummy Godzilla eggs

Watermelons are really Godzilla eggs
(Link found at BoingBoing.)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Stephen Bissette blogs

Wow, this is great news, comics great Stephen Bissette has a blog, called Myrant. Bissette's first post includes his first inspirational comic books, giant monster books Gorgo and Konga among them. I love Bissette's work and much of it has to do with giant monsters and dinosaurs. I've always been sad that his epic "Tyrant" was never completed. I can't wait to see what he does with this blog.
Check it out.