Tag: Gamera

Toxic Turtle

Tomorrow will mark Gamera’s 50th anniversary since the release of his first film in 1965. It would be tempting to celebrate by sharing the trailer for the upcoming Gamera movie, but I want to discuss something truly special about the character in honor of this occasion. More specifically, Gamera’s early appearances in American pop culture. …

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Gamera vs. Godzilla

Although the Godzilla fan in me wants to give top billing to the king of the monsters, Gamera is the birthday kaiju and therefore gets the spotlight today. Fan speculation over who would win in a fight between the two giant monsters has been going on for decades and shows no sign of slowing down. …

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Gamera 2000

As was the case the last time I tied in Gamera’s birthday in with Thanksgiving, the dates still don’t match up just yet (I’m late by two days). But seeing as how I’ve seemingly exhausted all horror-related Thanksgiving content, it’s turtle time. As you can tell by the title of today’s entry, this post is …

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Forget Turkey Day, it’s Turtle Day!

We here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 celebrate Godzilla’s birthday every year, but what about Gamera? Regular readers of this site are no doubt familiar with Japan’s favorite giant, flying turtle (that breathes fire to boot). If not, then you need to read this. Now. In either case, what you may not realize is that the …

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News to me

Fearnet is showing the unrated director’s cut of Return of the Living Dead 3 both online and on its cable TV service until November 30, 2009. Why is this a big deal? Back in the days of VHS, there were two versions available: the rated version (R) and the gorier unrated version. However, the DVD …

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Kagaku no Daikaiju

My Japanese language skills are slim to nonexistent, but the title of today’s entry should roughly translate as “(The) Science of Giant Monsters.” Anyone who’s drooled over imported official guides devoted to Godzilla, Gamera and co. should be familiar with pictures of Japanese movie monsters showing the internal structures of said beasts. Although I can’t …

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