Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mister Tucker Reviews: Steve Slagle – Alto Manhattan

The following music review comes courtesy of friend and writer Marc S. Tucker, carried over from his newsletter VERITAS VAMPIRUS and is NOT of my doing despite being featured on my blog - please keep this fact firmly in mind for future reference.

STEVE SLAGLE – Alto Manhattan
2016 / Panorama
Review written by Marc Tucker - February 6, 2017



Anything that alto saxist (and excellent flautist) Steve Slagle’s involved with, the moment you hear it, ya can’t help but blurt out “Now that, goddammit, is JAZZ!” The guy was born to the mode and gets better with each passing year; quite a feat considering he’s been top notch for decades. And when Joe Lovano teams up with him on tenor? Good God! Add the dynamic Bill Stewart on drums, Lawrence Fields on a piano switching between be-bop and Evans/Ellington picturesqueness, Gerald Cannon on a smokin’ hot bass, and then Roman Diaz’s congas tossed into three cuts, and you have a band so integrated they might as well have been welded together as a mobile of kinetic musos.

Slagle’s as pre-eminant a hornsman as any you can name, as is Lovano, and the appearance of one, the other, or both in any endeavor is a guarantor of quality, not to mention no respecters of boundaries, taking from many infra-styles while firmly positioned in the grand tradition. Steve’s work both reifies the sometimes elusive basic nature of jazz and then projects forward, not far, not 'fusion' as it’s commonly known, but enough past the studio doors to look to the stars while walking around the neighborhood.

Doesn’t matter if it’s his own work, as the lion’s share of comps here are, or someone else’s (three great covers splash in), everything carries the saxist’s sterling imprint. It’s one thing to ape the fare of the greats, as classical musicians do, but quite another to breath even more life into them via one’s own cognizances, aesthetics, and interpretations. Check out his take on Johnny Green’s “Body and Soul”, and you’ll see what I mean. That’s the solemnest section of the CD, everything else a blow fest, celebration, and seminar in what makes jazz jazz. But, man, that Stewart…a cross between Jack DeJohnette and Carl Palmer! No wonder a galaxy of jazz estimables have inducted the guy into a very impressive catalogue of releases. And if Steve Slagle’s a Samuel Johnson, Stewart’s his Boswell, setting everything on this disc firmly into indelible sonic quarto editions.

RELATED LINKS: Steve Slagle's Official Website

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Brandon's Cult Movie Reviews: King Kong Escapes

Do you like giant apes? How about drop kicking dinosaurs & robot doppelgangers? Or hot blondes, hot brunettes, and Doctor Who (sort of)?

Well, you can see all this and more in Brandon Tenold's latest cult movie review, King Kong Escapes, with title card duties handled once again by yours truly!


RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST:

Toho Kingdom's Page For King Kong Escapes

Wikizilla's Page For King Kong Escapes

Thursday, February 16, 2017

GALAXY! GALAXY! GALAXY! GALAXY!

GALAXY! GALAXY! GALAXY! GALAXY! GALAXY! GALAXY! GAL...Just watch the video-podcast below, which I co-hosted with KaijuNoir, to find out what the heck I'm referencing here.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mister Tucker Reviews: Cojones – Resonate

The following music review comes courtesy of friend and writer Marc S. Tucker, carried over from his newsletter VERITAS VAMPIRUS and is NOT of my doing despite being featured on my blog - please keep this fact firmly in mind for future reference.

COJONES – Resonate
2016 / PDV Records / Rough Trade
Review written by Marc Tucker - 01/26/2017

Croatian metalline progrock?!?!? Righteous!!! The promo lit extols Cojones (um, “Balls” in Spanish…and I don’t mean ‘beach balls’, y’all) in comparison to Monster Magnet, Soundgarden, the Melvins, Kyuss, stoner metal, and others, but, because I’m familiar with all those groups, I’ll say the more accurate RIYLs would be along the lines of Omega, Nektar, Fields of the Nephelim, and the Euro-Krautische-Balkan cross-connection of the 70s and 80s. Formed a decade ago, the four gents (Bojan Kocijan, Nenad Mandic, Gordan Tomic, Stanislav Muskinja) know the backstory and, despite the far distance of Zagreb from those antecedents, have obviously devoured a wide spectrum of sounds between The Great Era (progrock’s far too short zenith from the mid-60s to mid-to-late-70s) and everything up to the moment.

Yeah, I hear all the modern metalloids, but, being the upsetter of apple carts I am, let me heap even more appropriate praise on Cojones beyond the above analogues ‘cause this quartet has its shit down stone cold. Hawkwind circa Xenon Codex appears many times as well as Killing Joke, snatches of Killer / Love It to Death Alice Cooper, the more symphonic aspects of Type O Negative, and even a bit of Savatage, among others. This is the ensemble’s third outing, but I’m guessing they were this tight and pounding straight out of the starting gate on their debut, a few years ago; the sophistication of composition alone indicates that.

Despite the heavy nature of the disc, the engineers managed to work in in a rich satiny finish that elevates the 8-song enterprise into a more classic stratum complementing the many harmonic cohesivities in varying atmospheres cleaving closely to earthy textures before screaming into the stratisphere, “Build a Home” particularly notable in this. Trippy Alex Grey / Euro underground-comix artwork is showcased in a four panel transubstantiation of a spaced head (Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna would approve!) by Stipan Tadic in an aestheticallty pleasing presentation topping off the professionality of the enterprise. Resonate competes with the best in the field.

RELATED LINK: The Cojones Official Webpage

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mister Tucker Reviews: Andre Dinuth - Here With You

The following music review comes courtesy of friend and writer Marc S. Tucker, carried over from his newsletter VERITAS VAMPIRUS and is NOT of my doing despite being featured on my blog - please keep this fact firmly in mind for future reference.

ANDRE DINUTH - Here With You
2016 / no label cited
Review written by Marc Tucker - 01/15/2017

SHRED FEST ALERT!!! SHRED FEST ALERT!!! Of all the highly impressive World Fusion musicians who poured materials forth in 2016, Andre Dinuth stands shoulder to shoulder with the best. Loaded to the back teeth with outrageous chops, compositional ingenuity, and any number of ingenious approaches to playing, frequently backed by Jan Hammer-level keyboardist Marthin Siahaan, Here With You is peak-level Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Al DiMeola, Nova, etc. event. I do not speak lightly here.

I don't recognize any of the basic band's players, but they’re all top notch in keeping up with this super-clean speed demon. A decent percentage of personnel rotates as the cuts track their way through one's speakers, but everyone shines like starbursts all through the 10 songs in a release I have little doubt will get a hell of a lot of pass-around among the top dawgz in the industry. Steve Howe, for instance, will swoon when he hears Dinuth's Chet Atkinsy / Flatts 'n Scruggsy "Farm-O-Country", an adept Dixie Dregs-ish ditty that swings like crazy, and John Petrucci will be digging the rapid-fire lyricisms dripping from every corner of the release entire.

Indra Lesmana, a well-proven vet, sits in on one cut, Djitron Pah on another, Andi Rianto on a third, and then there's Eugen Bounty taking up the clarinet for a way cool duet, Andre switching to an acoustic axe. That number takes me back to the 70s when neo-Romantic compositions flourished in the nu-jazz and fusion fields, entranced by the manifold virtues found in all genres and unafraid to incorporate apposite materials with rare grace. In the arts, this is what constitutes evolution.

The opening cut, “Sahara”, the track carrying Lesmana on keyboards, also purveys a muy bitchin' Carnatic/Arabian vocal line by the mono-monikered Moh, who also plays saluang (mis-ID'ed here as "sulang", which actually means "thank you" in Palauan) and whose sung lines I wish they’d shoved more up front in the mix, and steamroller drum work by Yandi Andaputra underscored in tabla by another mononymed gent: Husein. A speedball rollercoasting white-knuckler, the track sets the scene but restricts nothing, as many flavors and tempi are found throughout, from the breakneck to the balladic, though, all prognutz and fusionoids will be happy to find, high drama and Saturn 5 ballistics dominate.

I always regret that I get so loaded down with submissions at the end of each year because its impossible to review everything in the timely manner I'd like, especially given I have no admin, V.V. being a one-man horse…BUT…had I gotten to this in Dec., it would DEFINITELY have gone on the 2016 Year's Best list. Dinuth is a vibrant player with the sort of energies and enthusiasm discerning ears are ever a-thirst for. It's evident he spent God-only-knows how many thousands of hours woodshedding and crafting. Here With You is the gent's second solo gig (the previous one emerged in 2015), though he’s played for a decade with some of the top Timorese/Indonesian musicians, including Tohpati and Dewa Budjana. This disc and its predecessor herald the arrival of an Instant Master well ensconced in the intricacies of the region's superlative styles well informed and re-shaped by a connoisseur's digestion of Western modes. It only remains, then, for you to join the feast.

RELATED LINK:

Andre Dinuth's Official YouTube

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Gorf Can Cook...PEOPLE!?!?


The barely seen Giant named Gorf teaches us how to make a jumbo-sized pot pie with terrifyingly horrific results!

The following short from College Humor may be the last giant monster-related piece of fiction to come out in 2016, and although the idea is 'cute' (and I say so with extremely heavy quotations) in theory, the execution is rather a bit of a bummer, if not downright disturbing: why is it fairly sympathetic interns or working employees who always suffer in these sort of skits over said victims' higher-ups?

I think this video would have been slightly less unsettling / more enjoyable if Gorf the Giant had raided the Senate Building for some republican AND democratic based ingredients, over this sad lot of defenseless humans.

That's probably just my own bias speaking here, though I think we can all agree that as fun as these fantastical beings can be in both serious drama and in darkly-tinted comedy, we're all better off living in a world where giant monsters are not real...Maybe.



Friday, November 25, 2016

Review All Monsters, EP 01: The Obligatory Pilot

BEHOLD! After a long wait and original promises of this project way back in April, We finally have the very first episode in my podcast series REVIEW ALL MONSTERS, where I and my friend Burkion (alias Jesse) take a look at the cinematic sub-genre of giant monster movies, along with other related Kaiju-sized fiction.

IN THE EPISODE: We introduce the ground rules for this podcast series and read a chronological list (also posted below) of such giant monster entertainment. Hilarity ensues...eh?


Additional thanks to KaijuNoir for the final rendering of this episode.




The Review All Monsters TITLE LIST

This list is far from complete, lacking many entries and not corresponding perfectly with the audio reading uploaded above, namely with giant monster television shows, and as such, it will be updated continuously pass this original posting.

Title suggestions, corrections, and questions from you, our viewers and readers, are always welcomed.

The Conquest of the Pole (À la conquête du pôle) (May 3rd, 1912)

The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (Short Film, 1919) 

The Lost World (February 2nd, 1925)

The Sea Beast (January 15th, 1926 / 1930)

The Mysterious Island (October 5th, 1929)

The Sea Bat (July 5th, 1930)

King Kong (March 2nd, 1933)

Son of Kong (December 22nd, 1933)

Japanese King Kong (1933, Short Film - Presumed Lost / Unconfirmed Status)

Secret of the Loch (May, 1934)

Devil Monster, AKA The Sea Fiend (1936, and 1946 re-cut version)

King Kong Appears in Edo (1938 - Presumed Lost)

One Million B.C. (April 5th,1940)

Unknown Island (October 15th, 1948)

Mighty Joe Young (July 27th, 1949)


1920-1940 Retrospective: The Early Years of the Giant Monster Film Genre


Lost Continent (August 17th, 1951)

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (June 13th, 1953)

SPECIAL EPISODE - The War of the Worlds (August 26, 1953)

Monster from the Ocean Floor (May 21st, 1954)

Them! (June 19th, 1954)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney, December 23rd 1954)

Godzilla (November 3rd, 1954) / Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (1956, American Version)

Killers from Space (January 23rd, 1954)

Godzilla Raids Again (April 24th, 1955) / Gigantis the Fire Monster (1959, American Version)

King Dinosaur (June 17th, 1955)

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Tarantula (1955)

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955 - Questionable Status)

Journey to the Beginning of Time, AKA Cesta do Praveku (1955)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

X the Unknown (1956)

Rodan (1956)

The Beast from Hollow Mountain (1956)

Moby Dick (June 27, 1956 - Questionable Status)

Attack of the Crab Monsters (February 10th, 1957)

Kronos (April 1957)

The Deadly Mantis (May 1957)

Monster from Green Hell (May 1957)

Quatermass 2 AKA Enemy from Space (May 24 1957)

The Giant Claw (June 1957)

20 Million Miles to Earth (June 1957)

The Monster That Challenged the World (June 1957)

The Cyclops (July 28th, 1957)

The Land Unknown (August 1957)

The Black Scorpion (October 11th, 1957)

The Amazing Colossal Man (October 25th, 1957)

The Monolith Monsters (December 1957)

Night of the Demon AKA Curse of the Demon (December 17 1957)

The Mysterians (December 28 1957)

Beginning of the End (1957)

Varan the Unbelievable (1958 and 1960 American Cuts)

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

The Blob (1958)

War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Earth vs. The Spider (1958)

The Trollenberg Terror, AKA The Crawling Eye (1958)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

The Strange World of Planet X, AKA The Cosmic Monsters (December 31,1958)

The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1958)

The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959)

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959 - Questionable Status)

Behemoth, the Sea Monster AKA The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Caltiki - The Immortal Monster (1959)

The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

The Angry Red Planet (1959)

The Atomic Submarine (1959)

Prince of Space (March 19th 1959)

Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)

Terror in the Midnight Sun, AKA Space Invasion of Lapland; Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

Tuko sa Madre Kakaw, AKA Gecko in Madre Cacao (1959 - Presumed Lost)

SPECIAL EPISODE - Toho's Non-Giants, Part 1: Battle in Outer Space, The H-Man, Invisible Man, and Half Human


1950's Retrospective: The Golden Age of American Giant Monster Movies / Special 1957 Alone Retrospective(?)


Dinosaurus! (1960)

The Lost World (1960)

SPECIAL EPISODE - The Lost World of Irwin Allan's Stock Footage!

Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Konga (1961)

Gorgo (1961)

Mothra (1961)

Reptilicus (1961)

The Mysterious Island (1961)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Valley of the Dragons (November 1961)

Gorath (1962)

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962)

Planeta Bur, AKA Planet of the Storms (1962)

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

Kujira Gami AKA The Whale God (1962 - Questionable Status)

The Magic Sword (1962)

Atragon (1963)

SPECIAL EPISODE - Toho's Non-Giants, Part 2: The Secret of the Telegian, The Human Vapour, The Last War, and Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People

Captain Sinbad (1963)

Shikari (1963)

Mothra vs. Godzilla, AKA Godzilla vs The Thing (1964)

Dogora, the Space Monster (1964)

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series, September 14th 1964)

Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Gamera (1965)

Invasion of Astro-Monster, AKA Godzilla vs Monster Zero (1965)

Village of the Giants (1965)

Planet of the Prowl, AKA War Between the Planets (1965)

Ultra Q (TV Series, January 2nd 1966)

Godzilla vs The Sea Monster (1966)

Gamera vs Barugon (1966)

Daimajin (1966)

Return of Daimajin (1966)

Daimajin Strikes Again (1966)

The Magic Serpent (1966)

War of the Gargantuas (1966)

SPECIAL EPISODE: All About That One Freaking Octopus!

One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Ambassador Magma, AKA The Space Giants (TV Series, July 4th 1966)

Ultraman (TV Series, July 17th 1966)

Gogola (1966 - Presumed Lost)

Around the World Under The Sea (1966)

Doctor Who: The Macra Terror (March 11th, 1967 - Presumed Lost)

King Kong Escapes (1967)

Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)

Son of Godzilla (1967)

Gappa the Triphibian Monsters (1967)

Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)

The X from Outer Space (1967)

The Herculoids (TV Series, September 9th 1967 - January 6th 1968)

Ultra Seven (TV Series, October 1st, 1967)

Giant Robo, AKA Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot (TV Series, October 11th 1967)

Monster Wangmagwi (1967 - Presumed Lost)

Agon, the Atomic Dragon, AKA Giant Phantom Monster Agon (January 2nd, 1968 - Originally 1964...?)

Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep (March 16th, 1968 - Presumed Lost)

Land of the Giants (TV Series, September 22nd 1968)

Gamera vs. Viras (1968)

Destroy All Monsters (1968)

The Lost Continent (1968)

Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

All Monsters Attack (1969)

Latitude Zero (1969)

The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

It's Alive (1969)

The Mighty Gorga (1969)

Devil Fighter (Taiwanese, 1969)


1960's Retrospective: Godzilla, Harryhausen, and Beyond


Gamera vs Jiger (1970)

Space Amoeba (1970)

Equinox (1970)

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

Young Flying Hero, AKA Return of the Magic Serpent (1970)

Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos (March 13th, 1971 - Questionable Status)

Doctor Who: The Daemons (May 22nd, 1971)

Gamera vs Zigra (1971)

Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

Tsu Hong Wu (Taiwanese, 1971)

Doctor Who: The Time Monster (May 20th, 1972 - Questionable Status)

Godzilla vs Gigan (1972)

Night of the Lepus (1972)

Daigoro vs Goliath (1972)

The Cremators (1972)

Beware! The Blob, AKA Son of Blob (1972)

Iron King (TV Series, October 8th 1972 - April 8th 1973)

Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs (January 12th, 1973)

Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters (January 27th, 1973)

Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders (May 4th, 1973)

Super Robot Red Baron (TV series, July 4th, 1973 - March 27th, 1974)

Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

Fantastic Planet (1973)

The Neptune Factor (1973)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Darna and the Giants (1974)

Doctor Who: Robot (December 28th 1974)

Land of the Lost (TV Series, September 7th 1974 - December 4th 1976)

The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)

The Super Inframan (1975)

SPECIAL EPISODE - Jaws (June 20th 1975)

Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons (August 30th 1975)

Doctor Who: Planet of Evil (September 27th, 1975)

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom (January 31st, 1976)

At the Earth's Core (1976)

King Kong (1976)

A*P*E (1976)

Queen Kong (1976)

The Food of the Gods (1976)

The Milpitas Monster (1976)

War God, AKA Guan Yu (1976)

The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Empire of the Ants (1977)

The Legend of the Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)

The People That Time Forgot (1977)

The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

Tentacles (1977)

Jabberwocky (1977 - Questionable Status)

The Last Dinosaur (1977)

Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977)

SPECIAL EPISODE - Orca: The Killer Whale (July 22nd 1977)

Sea God and Ghosts (Taiwanese, 1977)

Costinha and King Mong (Brazil, 1977) - http://tarstarkas.net/2012/02/costinha-e-o-king-mong/

Futo (1977, Short Film by  Minora Kawasaki - Unconfirmed Status)

Planet of the Dinosaurs (1978)

Warlords of Atlantis (1978)

SPECIAL EPISODE - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (September 6th 1978)

Godzilla (Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, September 9th, 1978 - December 8th, 1979)

Doctor Who: The Power of Kroll (December 23rd 1978)

Up From the Depths (1979)

The 6 Ultra Brothers vs The Monster Army (1979)

Arabian Adventure (1979)

Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit (October 27th 1979 - Questionable Status)


1970's Retrospective: The Death-Star Killed King Kong


Crocodile (February 15, 1980, or 1979)

Super Monster Gamera (1980)

Alligator (1980)

Island Claws (1980)

Monster, AKA Monstroid: It Came from the Lake; The Toxic Horror (1980)

Utahime Makai O Yuku, AKA Diva in the Underworld (1980 - Unconfirmed Status)

Doctor Who: State of Decay (November 22nd 1980 - Questionable Status)

Caveman (April 17th 1981)

Dragonslayer (1981)

The Loch Ness Horror (1981)

Mystery on Monster Island (1981)

Blood Beach (1981 - Questionable Status)

Q - The Winged Serpent (1982)

The Flight of Dragons (1982)

Brain 17 (1982, based on Daitetsujin 17)

Attack of the Super Monsters (1982, based on Dinosaur War Izenborg)

The Fairy and the Devil (Taiwanese, 1982)

Starbirds (July 1st, 1982)

The Phoenix, AKA War of the Wizards (1983)

Krull (1983)

Return of Ultraman (1983, Short Film)

Return of the Dinosaurs (1983, based on Dinosaur Catchers Born Free)

The Return of Godzilla (1984) / Godzilla 1985 (American Version)

Hydra - Monster of the Deep, AKA Serpiente de Mer; Hydra the Sea Serpent (1984)

Monster Shark, AKA Devil Fish (1984)

The Flying Monster (South Korea, 1984) - http://unknownkino.blogspot.com/2010/08/flying-monster-1984.html

The NeverEnding Story (April 6th 1984)

Ghostbusters (June 7th 1984)

Ultraman Story (July 14, 1984)

Pulgasari (1985)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1985)

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

Space Warriors 2000 (1985)

Return to Oz (June 21st 1985)

Eight-Headed Giant Serpent's Counterattack, AKA Yamata no Orochi no Gyakushu (December 1985)

The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series, September 13th 1986)

King Kong Lives (1986)

The Gate (1987)

Ganjasaurus Rex (1987)

Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here (1987)

The Blob (1988)

Thunder of Gigantic Serpent, AKA Daai se Wong (1988)

The Brain (1988 - Unconfirmed Status)

The Lair of the White Worm (1988 - Questionable Status)

Night of the Beast  (Mexico, 1988) - http://www.clubdesmonstres.com/best/htm/nochedlb.htm

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (May 27th 1988)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (December 8th 1988)

Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Gunhed (1989)

Moontrap (April 28th 1989)

Ghostbusters II (June 16th 1989 - Questionable Status)

Deepstar Six (1989)

Alien from the Deep, AKA Alien from the Abyss (1989)

The BFG (December 25, 1989)

Endless Descent (1989)


1980's Retrospective: The Last Days of Practical Creature Effects...Maybe?


Tremors (1990)

Ultra Q the Movie: Legend from the Stars (1990)

Robot Jox (1990)

Youkai Tengoku: Ghost Hero, AKA Monster Heaven (1990) - http://blackholereviews.blogspot.com/2007/03/yokai-tengoku-ghost-hero-1990-vcd.html

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991)

A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell, AKA Dark Fortress (1991)

Roujin Z (September 14th, 1991)

Godzilla vs Mothra (1992)

Dai Yogen: Fukkatsu no Kyoshin, AKA Fatal Prediction: Return of the Huge Destroyer (1992)

The Adventures of the Kung-Fu Rascals (1992)

Invader (1992)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993)

Robot Wars (1993)

The Magic Crane (1993)

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (December 11th 1993)

Kamen Rider J (April 16, 1994)

Godzilla vs Space Godzilla (1994)

Orochi the Eight Headed Dragon, AKA Yamato Takeru (1994)

Dragonworld (1994)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Godzilla vs Destroyah (1995)

Magic in the Water (1995)

Attack of the 60-Foot Centerfolds (1995)

Young Gu and the Dinosaur Zuzu (1995)

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

Dragonheart (1996)

Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)

The Adventures of Galgameth (Noverber 18th, 1996)

Zarkorr! The Invader (1996)

Aatank, AKA Bollywood Jaws (1996)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

Robo Warriors (1997)

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

Moon Over Tao: Makaraga (1997)

Vulcan, AKA Anak Ng Bulkan (Phillipines / US 1997)

Phantoms (January 23, 1998)

Deep Rising (1998)

Gargantua (1998)

Godzilla (1998)

Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998)

Mothra 3: King Ghidorah Attacks, AKA Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)

Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of Light (1998)

Godzilla: The Animated Series (TV Series, 1998 - 2000)

The Mighty Kong (1998)

Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo (1998)

SPECIAL EPISODE - Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999...And Beyond? The Hell?!?)

Gamera 3: The Revenge of Irys (1999)

The Iron Giant (1999)

Godzilla 2000 (1999)

Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace (1999)

The Attack of the Giant Moussaka (December 24, 1999)


1990's Retrospective: The Rise of the CGI Dinosaurs...Yay?


Reptilian, AKA Youngarry (1999-2001)

Godzilla vs Megaguirus (2000)

Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey (2000)

Spiders (2000)

Doreijuu, AKA Slave Beast (2000 - Unconfirmed Status)

Sakuya: Slayer of Demons (2000)

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

Ultraman Cosmos: First Contact (2001)

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (December 2nd - 4th 2001)

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

Ultraman Cosmos: The Blue Planet (2002)

Reign of Fire (2002)

Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)

Ultraman Cosmos vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle (2003)

Evil Alien Conquerors (December 3, 2003)

Creepies (2003)

Deep Shock (2003)

Arachnia (2003)

Ultraman the Next (2004)

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

Garuda (2004)

Boa vs. Python (2004)

Monster Island (2004)

Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Dragon Storm (2004)

Zebraman (2004)

Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster (June 22nd, 2004)

King Kong (2005)

The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

The Fallen Ones (2005)

Deep Sea Beast Reigo (2005)

Creepies 2 (2005)

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)

Negadon: The Monster from Mars (Short Film, 2005)

Tetsujin 28 (2005)

Kong: King of Atlantis (2005)

King of the Lost World (2005)

War of the Worlds (June 28th 2005)

A Sound of Thunder (September 2nd 2005)

The Naked Monster, AKA Attack of the B-Movie Monster (2005)

The Host, AKA Gwoemul (2006)

Gamera the Brave (2006)

Ultraman Mebius and Ultra Brothers (2006)

Kong: Return to the Jungle (2006)

Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep, AKA Deadly Water (2006)

Caved In: Prehistoric Terror (2006)

Monster House (July 21st 2006)

Mil Mascaras Vs. The Aztec Mummy (2006 - Unconfirmed Status)

Bacterium (2006)

D-War, AKA Dragon Wars (2007)

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)

Big Man Japan (2007)

The Mist (November 21st 2007)

Robo Rokku, AKA Robo Rock (2007)

The Foghorn (Short Film, 2007)

Cloverfield (2008)

Decisive Battle! The Eight Super Ultra Brothers (2008)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (2008)

Monster (The Asylum, 2008)

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Demeking, the Sea Monster (2009)

Deep Sea Monster Raiga (2009)

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie (2009)

Gehara: The Long and Dark-Haired Monster (Short Film, 2009)

Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus (2009)

Land of the Lost (June 5th 2009)

Godzilla x The Kaiju Killer (Fan Film, 2009)

God of Clay (Short Film, 2009 / 2011) 

Mongolian Death Worm (2010)

Behemoth (2010)

Death Kappa (2010)

The Troll Hunter (2010)

Sharktopus (2010)

Moby Dick: 2010 (2010...duh)

The Millennium Bug (2010)

Mega Piranha (April 10, 2010)

Altitude (October 26, 2010 - Unconfirmed Status)

Monsters (October 29, 2010)

Banglar King Kong (2010)

Triassic Attack (November 27, 2010)

Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus (December 21, 2010)

The Man Who Summons Kaiju, AKA Kaiju Wo Yobu Otoko (2010) 

Megaconda (2010)

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)

The Dragon Pearl (2011)

Super Shark (2011)

The Terror Beneath, AKA Seeds of Destruction (October 8, 2011)

Henge (2011- Questionable Status)

Grabbers (January 23, 2012)

Arachnoquake (2012)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)

Piranhaconda (2012)

Bigfoot (2012)

Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo (Short Film, 2012)

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Mememe no Kurage, AKA Jellyfish Eyes (2013)

Peter and the Colossus (2013...Unmade / Unreleased?)

Spiders 3D (2013)

Atlantic Rim (June 24, 2013)

Pacific Rim (July 1, 2013)

Poseidon Rex (October 21, 2013)

Big Ass Spider (October 18, 2013)

Zella: Monster Martial Law (Short Film, 2013)

Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark (January 28, 2014)

Bermuda Tentacles, AKA Dark Rising (April 4, 2014)

Godzilla (May 8, 2014)

Earth Defense Widow, AKA Chikyuu Bouei Miboujin (2014)

Sharktopus vs Pteracuda (August 2, 2014)

Tremors 5: Bloodlines (October 6, 2015)

Jurassic World (June 12th 2015)

Mega Shark Versus Kolossus (July 7, 2015)

Attack on Titan: the Movie, Part  1 (July 14, 2015)

Pixels (July 24, 2015)

Attack On Titan: End of the World, AKA Attack On Titan: the Movie, Part 2 (September 19, 2015)

Queen Crab (September 29th 2015)

Love & Peace (2015)

Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! Ultra 10 Warriors! (2015)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Ultraman X: Here It Comes! Our Ultraman (March 12, 2016)

Kong: King of the Apes (TV Series, April 1st, 2016)

Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series, June 10th 2016)

The BFG (July 1, 2016)

Godzilla Resurgence, AKA Shin Godzilla (July 29, 2016)

Colossal (2016)

Daikaiju Mono (2016)

Warrior Goddess Kanan (Short Film, 2016...?)

Kong: Skull Island (March 10, 2017)

Power Rangers (March 24th 2017)

Godzilla (animated film, 2017)

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018)

Godzilla 2 (2019)

Godzilla vs. Kong (2020)

THE REJECTED / MAYBE LIST:

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, and its 2008 remake)

Mesa of Lost Women (1953 - Questionable Status)

The Creeping Terror (1964)

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (March 18th 1964)

Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks (February 23rd, 1973 - Questionable Status)

Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora (September 4th 1976 - Questionable Status)

House (Japan 1977 - Questionable Status)

Starcrash (1978 - Questionable Status)

Prophecy (1979 - Questionable Status)

Legend of the Eight Samurai (1980 - Questionable Status)

Lake Placid (1999)

Mighty Joe Young (1998, we'll discuss this one with the original film)

Kinky Kong (2006)

Cleavagefield (2009)


Gatchaman (August 24, 2013 - Unconfirmed Status)