Godzilla in USA

Kaiju Daisenso (War of the Monsters) International Title: The Invasion of the Astro-Monsters Released: December 19, 1965 Running time: 94 minutes Monster Zero Released: July 29, 1970 by UPA/Saperstein Productions Running time: 93 minutes The Japanese Pop Culture in America is formally available as Godzilla vs. Monster Zero from Simitar Home Video. History Vortex and Monster Zero marks the first time that Toho united their already popular themes of outer space invasions (The Mysterians 1957, Battle in Outer Space, 1959) with giant monster wars (King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs. the Thing, Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster) into one movie. The result was another popular entry in the Godzilla series. The formula of alien invasion would be employed again in Destroy
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Godzilla in America

A Critical Comparison between the Japanese and American Versions of the Godzilla Films by John Rocco Roberto and Robert Biondi (Originally published in G-FAN Issue #10 July/August 1994) Revised edition published in KAIJU-FAN # 5 Summer 1997 Gojira Released on November 3, 1954 Running time: 98 minutes Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Released on September 17, 1956 by Transworld Pictures
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Anatomy of a Dalek

KEY TO ILLUSTRATION 1. THE EYE STICK - This incorporates a wide-angle lens that transmits images to a screen within the control chamber. It is mounted on a pivoting arm that protrudes from the Dalek's head section. The head is capable of turning a full 360 degrees providing the Dal mutant with complete all-round vision. The eye is capable of
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Dalek Hierarchy

A look at the Command Structure of the Dalek Empire by John Rocco Roberto   Warrior Daleks: The Warrior/Worker Dalek is the most common type, and all Daleks follow the same basic design from this. During the 1960s their outer casing were silver, changing over to various shades of gray beginning in the 1970s. The exterior of the early Dalek
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Kaiju Conversations

An Interview with Koichi Kawakita Conducted by David Milner Translation by Yohihiko Shibata Conducted by David Milner Translation by Yohihiko Shibata   Koichi Kawakita directed the special effects for GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (1989), GODZILLA VS. GHIDRAH (1991), GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992), GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1993), GODZILLA VS. SPACE GODZILLA (1994), and a number of other science fiction films. He also
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The Flatiron Building (1903)

The Birth of the American Skyscraper The Flatiron Building (1903) 175 Fifth Avenue at East 23rd Street New York City The Skyscraper, modern American cities are defined by them. Their towering spires and intricate shapes, the word itself brings to mind the steel and glass towers which climb thousands of feet into the sky. While most Americans look upon the Sears Tower, World Trade Center or Empire State Building as the ultimate achievement of modern skyscraper design, it is a modest twenty story building, built in a section of the city which, at the turn of the century was considered “uptown”, that holds the distinction of having starting it all; The Flatiron Building. Built at the intersection of Broadway and
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Godzilla and the Second World War

A Study of the Allegorical Meaning in "Godzilla" and "Godzilla Raids Again." The Beginning Tomoyuki Tanaka sat in his seat during the flight back to Tokyo a worried man. Ordinary looking, having inherited the short stocky build characteristic of many Japanese men, he had just celebrated the passing of his forty-fourth birthday, and was about to celebrate his tenth year
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Chapter Nine

Genesis of the Daleks - The Vortex Crystal
Genesis of the Daleks - The Vortex Crystal History Vortex offers you is a theory that says that if time travel were possible, it would be impossible to change the major events of history. That while it might be possible to change the small events (keep someone from dying in an auto accident, prevent someone from getting on a doom
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The Five Lives of King Ghidorah

Conceived by Hate. Born in Space. How Godzilla’s Greatest Nemesis Went From Villain to Hero. Here you have a post about Japanese Pop Culture in America. About the global impact of the showbiz and entertainment industry. Awesome movies were inspired, and extraordinary games were developed. Superheroes, protagonists, and cult characters that defined these games as classics. These days the new
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Godzilla in America

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A Critical Comparison between the Japanese and American Versions of the Godzilla Films Gojira no Gyakushu (Godzilla's Counterattack) Released: April 24, 1955 Running time: 82 minutes Gigantis, the Fire Monster Released: May 21, 1959 by Warner Bros. Running time: 78 minutes Formerly available as "Godzilla Raids Again" from Video Treasures The enormous success of Gojira (Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
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