So I'm on a Godzilla kick. Technically, I've been on a Godzilla kick for 27 years (well, 28 as of tomorrow). I can't explain it. I've just been in a Godzilla mood lately. I watched Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II this morning. I've been guilty of deriding the Heisei series, but the more I watch these flicks, the more I appreciate them. This entry, in particular, impressed the dry roasted pistachios out of me. The first battle between Big G and Rodan? Holy fuckles, it's badass. The shot composition, the art direction, the battle itself...at one point, Godzilla simply strangles Rodan with his bare goddamn hands!
I did some reading up on The Godzilla Power (half) Hour, the 70's cartoon that was co-produced by Toho and Hanna-Barbera. Yeah, I need to watch it. A handful of episodes stomped their way onto DVD, though it would be nice to see an official box set. Oh, I also discovered that a Toho/Hammer co-production about The Loch Ness Monster very nearly happened. The funding fell through and the project was abandoned. UGH.
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 11:42 PM