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Thursday, January 31, 2013


Akira Ifukube was a pre-eminent Japanese composer. His vast oeuvre includes such concert masterpieces as Japanese Rhapsody (1935), Ballata Sinfonica (1943) and Sinfonia Tapkaara (1954, revised 1979). However, Ifukube is perhaps best known as a composer of music for the cinema. He composed nearly 300 film scores, including most of those from the classic Godzilla series. Many consider his music for Godzilla (1954) to be one of the most important film scores of all time.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

KAIJU COMBAT Trading Card Preview : Sarcosteus!

Sarcosteus won the vote to become the official teaser image for the Kaiju Combat Trading Cards.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review - Monster Earth, Cool New Take On A Classic Concept

The idea of giant monsters, being discovered, attacking people, destroying cities has been around for a long time, classics like King Kong, The Lost World, Godzilla have gotten our imagination going. Monster Earth a tale by Jim Beard, Edward M. Erdelac, Nancy Hansen, Jeff McGuiness, James Palmer, Fraser Sherman, and I.A. Watson is forged from that imagination. It is a new take on that idea a number of intertwined stories, first hand accounts of these monsters but with a very human angle, feeling where the monsters become the weapons. Each writer continues the story from the previous writer but with there own angle on it, it starts with Jim Beard’s ‘Parade of Moments’ set pre-World War II with the first known experience with the monsters introducing them to us and setting the stage for what is to come, it continues with I.A Watson's ‘Happy Birthday Bobby Fetch’ set during the Pearl Harbor attack one major difference the attack is by a monster controlled by Japan. ‘The Monsters Home’ By Jeff McGuiness is the third part to the story bringing America into the monster fold so to speak, ‘And a child shall lead them’ by Nancy Hansen gives the reader a new angle in that this monster has some human qualities in it self, a more mythical creature. ‘Mighty Nanuq’ by Edward M. Erdelac takes a new angle old and young, a grandfather and grandson in a story that looks back on the Nazis and there monster. ‘Peace with Honor’ by Fraser Sherman continues to the Vietnam war era, a war of monsters instead of men, ‘Some Say in Ice’ by James Palmer is the final story, a story that has a little more modern take and starts to bring technology into the picture but also leaves an open ending, could there be more to come? Lets hope so Monster Earth is a great read enjoyable from beginning to end no part stands out over another, and in this situation is a very good thing. I feel this is a must read for fans of monster movies and the like, and even for those that aren't they should definitely enjoy. A highly recommend book.


King Ghidorah (キングギドラ Kingu Gidora) (also known as King Ghidrah, King Ghidora and Monster Zero) is a kaiju, a fictional Japanese monster featured in several of Toho Studios' Godzilla films. Ghidorah appears as an armless, three-headed dragon with large wings and two tails.King Ghidorah is among the most powerful creatures in daikaiju eiga with a reputation that has earned it the title "The King of Terror". He is often considered Godzilla's archenemy. Usually, King Ghidorah is so destructive and powerful, that Godzilla is often required to team-up with another monster, even several monsters, before engaging the three-headed dragon of terror and destruction in battle. One exception to this theme occurred in the 1991 film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, which included an extra powerful Godzilla defeating King Ghidorah, as well as severing King Ghidorah's middle head. Despite this setback, however, King Ghidorah is one of the few daikaiju who is more than a match for Godzilla under most circumstances, though there have been other monsters such as Hedorah, Destoroyah, SpaceGodzilla, and MechaGodzilla 2 who have been equally formidable opponents for Godzilla. King Ghidorah is also one of the monsters that are most often mind controlled; it acts completely autonomously in three movies, in other appearances being controlled for most of its screen time by aliens.

Shōwa series
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964): The original version of the monster is an alien who travels to Earth in a magnetic meteorite, and devastates Japan until repelled by Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra.
Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965): Ghidorah is now the mind-controlled pawn of aliens from "Planet X", and refer to Ghidorah as "Monster Zero". The "Xians" covet Earth's water resources and also take control of Godzilla and Rodan in an attempt to conquer the planet. When Earth forces free Godzilla and Rodan, the pair drive Ghidorah off into space.
Destroy All Monsters (1968): Set in the future, Ghidorah is controlled by the alien Kilaaks. The monster is eventually killed by Godzilla and several other monsters.
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972): Set in the present day, Ghidorah teams with fellow monster Gigan until both are driven away by Godzilla and Anguirus.

Heisei series
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991): Time-travelers from the 23rd century (called "Futurians") travel to the past to release three genetically-engineered bat-like creatures called "Dorats" at the location at which a Godzillasaurus was to be exposed to radiation and become Godzilla. The irradiated Dorats fuse into King Ghidorah, which the Futurians then use to devastate present-day Japan. Godzilla eventually battles and cripples Ghidorah, with the wounded monster falling into the ocean. The Futurians, however, locate Ghidorah in the future, and using advanced technology create the cyborg "Mecha-King Ghidorah". The monster battles Godzilla to a standstill, before both disappear into the ocean.

Millennium series
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001): Godzilla again attacks Japan and is repelled by the combined might of the world guardian monsters (Baragon, Mothra, and Ghidorah) and the Japan Self-Defense Forces.
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004): Godzilla defeats every monster ever encountered before battling "Monster X", a disguise for a version of "Keizer Ghidorah".

Other Appearances
The monster also featured in two films in the Mothra trilogy, both of which involved time-travel and different versions of Ghidorah:
Rebirth of Mothra (1996): A version of Ghidorah, referred to as "Desghidorah" (or Death Ghidorah) appeared as a black, quadrupedal, three-headed extraterrestrial dragon. Freed from imprisonment in a prehistoric cave, the creature battles both an adult and larvae form of Mothra before being entombed once again.
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998): Ghidorah appears in a more traditional form known as "Grand King Ghidorah" and battles Mothra Leo, who undergoes several transformations to match the monster.

King Ghidorah has had a number of changes made to himself over the years, but most of his traditional battle characteristics have remained the same. His different forms in the different movies have their own abilities.
King Ghidorah flies at the speed of Mach 3, is able to fire Lightning Beams, which are called Gravity beams, from his mouths, is able to create hurricane winds from his wings, and uses his necks to constrict an opponent.

Mecha-King Ghidorah
Mecha-King Ghidorah (メカキングギドラ, Meka Kingu Gidora) is a mechanically modified Ghidorah that appeared in the 1991 film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. He has a futuristic and mechanical look, with his middle head mechanized as well as his wings, torso and a few other areas. He's considerably more powerful than the purely organic King Ghidorah.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Upon defeating King Ghidorah and sending the brass behemoth to his doom in the depths of the sea, Godzilla began to wreck havoc throughout Japan. Emmy Kano, a Futurian who rebelled against her belligerent crew, was asked if King Ghidorah could be revived in the 23rd century. If possible, he could be brought back to the present and used as an anti-Godzilla weapon to protect Japan. Emmy agreed with this request and ventured into the future using the time machine KIDS.
As Godzilla continued his rampage through the center of Tokyo, he suddenly heard a sound in the sky. King Ghidorah, now the cyborg Mecha-King Ghidorah, materialized in a flash of pulsing energy. Piloted by Emmy and reinforced with several robotic segments, Mecha-King Ghidorah easily outclassed his predecessor. He fired his gravity beams and triple laser beam at his foe. Though Godzilla managed to fire his thermonuclear breath in retaliation, the gray gargantuan was ultimately sent crashing into the surrounding buildings. Godzilla managed to regain his balance and damage both of Mecha-King Ghidorah's wings. It was time for Emmy to reveal the cyclopean cyborg's most powerful technique. Energy-conducting capture cables were fired, as was the machine hand restraint. Mecha-King Ghidorah lifted Godzilla into the sky and over the sea, but both were sent crashing into the waves when Godzilla fired his thermonuclear ray at his captor. Emmy quickly escaped in KIDS, leaving both monsters trapped on the ocean floor.
Meanwhile, beneath the surface of the sea, Godzilla's eyes glowed eerily. He released his thermonuclear ray into the azure abyss, for he would escape from its restraints and return to terrorize the world another day.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
The technology used in Mecha-King Ghidorah was later used to create MechaGodzilla 2 and Moguera.

Friday, January 25, 2013


GODZILLA 2014 Concept Artwork?

Concept Artist for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Larry Quach, has posted some Godzilla concept artwork on his portfolio website it is listed under his "Personal Projects" tab, not his official film work so hopefully we will find out sooner rather than later. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

S.H. MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution Set

Bluefin Tamashii Nations reveals that they will be offering a three-figure S.H.MonsterArts set featuring Destroyah, the creature that ultimately defeats Godzilla in 1995's Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. The S.H.MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution Set will be made available for US fans this June and will feature three different stages of Destroyah's growth: crustacean-like (60mm/ 2.4"), aggregate crustacean (90mm/ 3.5") and flying (40mm/ 1.5"). These will be in scale to his final form, which is due out in March.

Candid Godzilla

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Frank Darabont’s Godzilla Will Be A ‘Terrifying Force of Nature’

From Spinoff Online.com

Don’t expect Frank Darabont to go soft on Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. He’s rewriting the project and is planning to bring the Japanese monster movie back to its origins.

“What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy,” he told io9. “We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature.”

He confirmed the movie will represent a “different kind of metaphor” than the original Godzilla. While that film presented the giant creature as a representation of the atom bomb, Darabont is showing it as something different, but he is leaving “a margin of interpretation” in there for the audience. This new film will be connected to a “different contemporary issue.”

Just like he used the zombie genre to explore human nature in The Walking Dead, Darabont plans to have Godzilla explore some “very compelling human drama.”

“It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever,” he teased. “It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing. And that’s tremendously exciting as a writer when you’re asked to do something else.”

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Godzilla is due out on May 16, 2014.
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