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@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#1 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:51 PM



My first batch of Godzilla movies were taped from this marathon. Good memories.

Haha, they labeled Gabara as Baragon.



Anyway, the real reason for recreating this thread actually picks up off non-Godzilla stuff. As I mentioned in the last thread, I picked up the original Ultraman series solely because I knew they reused the Godzilla suits in a few episodes. Needless to say, I had a blast.

I've now acquired the complete Ultra Q (the series that preceeded Ultraman but was more Kaiju and less Sentai focused) and unfortunately, the copies I got are raw in Japanese. Anybody know where I might be able to find a subtitle copy of the series?

I'd also like to track down Ultraseven too. >>

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:03 AM

I'm not sure the original Ultra Q has ever been fully subtitled. I think someone made some subbed VHS or DVDs a few years back distributed during a convention, but not the whole series, and not uploaded online.

Ultraseven was apparently subbed by a group called Hi no Tori.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:15 AM

look on the first post in the toku thread for all the subbed Ultra stuff

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

Has anyone gotten a copy of the new Destroy All Monsters DVD/BD? I'd like to hear some thoughts on it overall.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE(Starsteam @ Nov 8 2011, 08:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone gotten a copy of the new Destroy All Monsters DVD/BD? I'd like to hear some thoughts on it overall.

A gazillion times better than the previous ADV Films release. I've only watched the default dub on the bluray so far though. Colors don't seem as vibrant as they should be in some scenes, but that's the only nitpick I can find so far, and its probably something you can fix by tweaking your tv color settings anyway. I hadn't watched this in a long while because the ADV flaws look even worse on a HDTV, so I had forgotten that there are actually more kaiju scenes than I remembered. Definitely recommended based on the default dub and just the movie alone. I'm looking forward to sampling the other audio tracks, commentary, and extras.



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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE(Starsteam @ Nov 8 2011, 05:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone gotten a copy of the new Destroy All Monsters DVD/BD? I'd like to hear some thoughts on it overall.


HMV stores in Canada aren't carrying either of the new Destroy All Monsters or Godzilla Vs Megalon DVD/BRDs. icon-megs.gif But we did get the latest Gamera BRD releases.

In other news, CBR has some preview pages from Godzilla Legends #1: Anguirus.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:49 PM

These are rather nice, though maybe too expensive for most people's tastes.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:51 PM

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I get a "Monsterland Godzilla from GvGigan" vibe from that super deformed G.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:00 PM

Same here, and I love Mechagodzilla's Jet Jaguar styled grin.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:47 PM

Just finished watching the Destroy All Monsters blu-ray with the commentary. The commentary is very informative without any pauses. I never noticed that the original Ultraman, Hayata, was one of the brainwashed scientists in the background on Monster Island!

On my second watch I was able to soak in the extra detail even more. Details in the miniatures, suits, matte paintings and the like. Any tiny scene with Varan, Baragon, Manda where they weren't much more than background blurr I can at least see some detail now. I understand that the one group scene with the three of them in the background on the right is actually a cardboard cutout painting.

The default English dub is not the original AIP version, which the commentary says is superior. I'm in the process of listening to the AIP now, and although it's not quite as clean as the default track, the dubbing is definitely much better and what's being spoken better matches what's going on. The first few minutes definitely have some warbling going on like there's a helicopter in the room. Fortunately Clubtokyo.org is saying that audio problem is confined to that first few minutes, and that if you watch it in English, you should watch the AIP dub. I'll post here if I notice the helicopter show up again, but so far so good.

And there's more! There's two Japanese audio tracks, one of which is in 5.1! So I'll be watching this yet again in such a short time! I can't recommend this blu-ray enough.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:55 PM

Man, I'm watching Gamera 3 for the first time in probably 10 years and I'd forgotten how intense the battle in Shibuya is. I can't remember another kaiju movie that has dealt with the "collateral" damage of a giant monster battle like Gamera 3. That's the one thing that's always bugged me about the Godzilla movies - with but a few exceptions, the places Godzilla and others destroy are treated as if they've been fully evacuated and civilian casualties are almost non-existent. In Gamera 3 the human toll is very real and they don't shy away from showing it either, and the casualties are as much from the actions of Gamera as the actions of Gyaos, effectively making the point that this Gamera doesn't so much care about humanity as he does about destroying his natural enemy. I've got to point out too that the special effects are probably the best I've ever seen in a kaiju movie which only adds to the intensity of the battles.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE(Fullstrength Motleypuss @ Nov 11 2011, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, I'm watching Gamera 3 for the first time in probably 10 years and I'd forgotten how intense the battle in Shibuya is. I can't remember another kaiju movie that has dealt with the "collateral" damage of a giant monster battle like Gamera 3. That's the one thing that's always bugged me about the Godzilla movies - with but a few exceptions, the places Godzilla and others destroy are treated as if they've been fully evacuated and civilian casualties are almost non-existent. In Gamera 3 the human toll is very real and they don't shy away from showing it either, and the casualties are as much from the actions of Gamera as the actions of Gyaos, effectively making the point that this Gamera doesn't so much care about humanity as he does about destroying his natural enemy. I've got to point out too that the special effects are probably the best I've ever seen in a kaiju movie which only adds to the intensity of the battles.


The Shibuya battle and the ariel fight in that movie are absolutely fantastic. It's too bad the final battle is just a rather dull shoving match.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:58 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Nov 11 2011, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fullstrength Motleypuss @ Nov 11 2011, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, I'm watching Gamera 3 for the first time in probably 10 years and I'd forgotten how intense the battle in Shibuya is. I can't remember another kaiju movie that has dealt with the "collateral" damage of a giant monster battle like Gamera 3. That's the one thing that's always bugged me about the Godzilla movies - with but a few exceptions, the places Godzilla and others destroy are treated as if they've been fully evacuated and civilian casualties are almost non-existent. In Gamera 3 the human toll is very real and they don't shy away from showing it either, and the casualties are as much from the actions of Gamera as the actions of Gyaos, effectively making the point that this Gamera doesn't so much care about humanity as he does about destroying his natural enemy. I've got to point out too that the special effects are probably the best I've ever seen in a kaiju movie which only adds to the intensity of the battles.


The Shibuya battle and the ariel fight in that movie are absolutely fantastic. It's too bad the final battle is just a rather dull shoving match.


No kidding. I have a feeling they blew most of the budget on Shibuya and the CGI for Iris and it cost us a more impressive final battle.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

I finished watching the DAM blu-ray with the AIP dub, and the "helicopter" is confined to the first few minutes. The rest of the dub isn't as clean as the default english dub, there's some slight hiss and popping here and there, but it's definitely the better dub despite that. I understand now why the G fans who were aware of it were so adamant about it being included.

I sampled the Japanese 5.1 and it's ok considering it was never in 5.1 in the first place. Also watched the photo extras which was pretty cool. A nice slideshow of behind the scene stills and promotional material. I was suprised to see Varan and Baragon show up as often as I did in the pics. Is the "8mm" extra the source of the AIP dub? Not sure why it was included.

You know what would have made the final battle with Ghidorah better? If Ghidorah had managed to kill one(or more) of the lesser kaiju. The Varan and Baragon suits were barely holding together anyway, so death by electrical explosion would have been a cool way to finally retire them. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:41 PM

Finally got my copies of DAM DVD and CD, and the Gamera Bluray Trilogy. Now then, for the DAM DVD, which audio should I listen with? I'm planning on watching the original Japanese since that what the picture appears to be from. I don't normally watch more than one language unless the film has some difference in it (such as the classic media DVDs) but when it's the same picture with the different dubs (Shouts Gamera DVDs) then I just watch one.

After I get the Criterion Gojira bluray, I plan to re-buy DAM and Megalon on Bluray. I just wanted to finish my DVD collection first.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:15 AM

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You know what would have made the final battle with Ghidorah better? If Ghidorah had managed to kill one(or more) of the lesser kaiju. The Varan and Baragon suits were barely holding together anyway, so death by electrical explosion would have been a cool way to finally retire them. icon-hotrod.gif

Well, Baragon's suit was totally refurbished by the end of filming (as you can see in the final scene), so would have been a bit of a waste.

That said, one of the nice things about the Showa movies was the fact that they avoided killing off the monsters compared to the Gamera movies, or the Heisei and Millennium movies.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

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QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 12 2011, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You know what would have made the final battle with Ghidorah better? If Ghidorah had managed to kill one(or more) of the lesser kaiju. The Varan and Baragon suits were barely holding together anyway, so death by electrical explosion would have been a cool way to finally retire them. icon-hotrod.gif

Well, Baragon's suit was totally refurbished by the end of filming (as you can see in the final scene), so would have been a bit of a waste.

That said, one of the nice things about the Showa movies was the fact that they avoided killing off the monsters compared to the Gamera movies, or the Heisei and Millennium movies.


Or they killed them but brought them back anyway.

Baragon and Anguirus getting their necks snapped, but I think Gorosaurus got the worst in his first appearance (Jaw snapped off).

In the scheme of things, those were all rather minor injuries (well, minus the fact that Anguirus was set on fire, but hey, he then fell right into the water).

Hand-waved away easily enough if you just say that every kaiju has massive regenerative abilities.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:51 AM

I enjoy Terror of Mechagodzilla a lot more, but yeah, DAM works pretty well as a proper finale.

Though it often makes you wonder if Earth was relative peace from 1975 to 1999, or if there were all sorts of wacky adventures.

Shame Toho isn't likely to do some retro throwback series like that.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

Atragon Revoltech.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

I wonder if a Manda accessory might be included?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:12 PM

Oh god suddenly I want a Final Wars one SO BAD.

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