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All Monsters Attack Blu-ray Review

Undervalued Parable At the end of All Monsters Attack, 10 year-old Ichiro (Tomonori Yazaki) fights a bully to earn respect. Then, Ichiro torments a sign maker. It’s an oft …

Godzilla Raids Again Blu-ray Review

No Banana Oil Here Godzilla Raids Again’s opening act captures a snapshot of post-war Japan. Rather than Godzilla representing an actual nuclear force, Godzilla Raids Again positions the beast …

Mothra Blu-ray Review

Giant Moth Stomps Capitalism Beside Godzilla, Mothra stands as director Ishiro Honda’s most accusatory giant monster film. Borrowing from the lineage of King Kong, Honda makes Mothra Japan’s own, …

Godzilla: The Planet Eater Review

Enjoyment Eater Science failed in defeating Godzilla. A nanometal city – a stand-in of sorts for popular monster Mechagodzilla – was obliterated in the last chapter of this anime …

Battle in Outer Space Blu-ray Review

Moon Landing Battle There were few greater cinematic idealists than director Ishiro Honda. Consider this: Five years after conducting the bleak, disparate, nuclear holocaust warning film Godzilla, Honda directed …