“The Return of Godzilla” Blu Ray has finally arrived! It’s great to be able to own, finally, a legitimate copy of this movie!
I watched the international dub version of the film recently and these are my thoughts:
The dub itself, it must be stated, is NOT the same dub done by New World Pictures in 1985. This is dubbed by a completely different set of individuals. With that said, the actual dub is pretty good. It’s a little weird, for those of us familiar with the New World dub, to hear different voices coming out of the actors, but the dubbers, for this international dub, do a very competent job. There are a few moments where the dubbing gets a little goofy, but nothing major. What’s better, though, about this dub is that the dialogue more closely resembles the actual Japanese dialogue.
It is great that it’s the full Japanese version of the movie that is dubbed as well. Many fans, who have had the misfortune of not being able to see the Japanese cut (at least legally), will get to see this movie in all of its glory. Those who are long-time listeners to our podcast know how much I love the original cut of this movie.
Now comes the question of just how good the HD is in the movie. My conclusion is that it’s hit and miss. There are moments where a lot of grain shows up in some scenes and it’s absolutely pristine in others. I was actually shocked where, during one moment of Godzilla’s [...]
It’s been another exciting tournament and it culminated into a showdown between Ultraman X and Irys.
Ultraman X came out strong but could not finish. The generator we used showed Irys, after a, brief, rough start, finished strong to pull off the victory.
I found her journey to become champion interesting as she was a kaiju that got upset in the first round of last year’s tournament.
What are your thoughts on the tournament and Irys as the new champion?
It was guaranteed that the left side of the bracket would be represented by a higher-seeded kaiju while the right side was represented by a lower-seeded kaiju,
With that I say, BEHOLD YOUR FINAL: Ultraman X vs. Irys!
This match would even be interesting if it were made into a movie. It’s amazing to see how far Irys has come since her loss in the first round last year. Ultraman, last year, made it to the Regional Final but ended up losing to Gamera. It appears that Ultramen have done well here. Of course, too, they’ve been seeded number two on the same bracket in back-to-back years. Maybe it is that bracket?
Coincidentally enough, the representative of the right side of the bracket comes from the bottom right of that bracket for a second consecutive year. Can Irys also be the second champion to come from that side of the bracket?
This Saturday the Final will be held! Jason and I will make the announcement on the podcast and then post the results soon after. We’ll also discuss the tournament overall. It’s a podcast you won’t want to miss!
Never have I had a round, prior to today and in last year’s tournament, where a single round’s bouts were so decisive.
This is the cream of the crop, folks. The titans of the kaiju world in 2016. Take a moment to look at the Final Four kaiju. Okay, you saw them? Good! Each one of them had no trouble in their Regional Final matchup. They made it look easy. I was even impressed considering that each one of these four kaiju had magnificent opponents.
Now that the Final Four is set, who do you have? Are your original picks still alive? Discuss below!
One of the many things I love about this is that anything can happen! Every round there is going to be, at least, one upset.
We found out, on Sunday, that neither Jamila nor Viras will be returning to The Final this year. Then we had MUTO and Reptilicus, the two kaiju who knocked off Jamila and Viras, come in and make us think that, perhaps, we could see them going the distance.
Alas, no eight seed will make it to this year’s Final. Nor will a number one seed for that matter: Gamera and Kaizer Ghidorah got knocked out by King Kong and Biollante. That’s a surprise considering Gamera was a Final Four participant and Kaizer was looking strong; albeit his only win was against Minya, but, c’mon, it’s Kaizer Ghidorah!
My Yongary will not be the champion either. It wasn’t even close. Irys swept Yongary.
Speaking of sweeping, Gigan did just that to MUTO. MUTO gave an impressive performance against Viras, which led me to believe that it could make a run for it. That wasn’t to be.
Barugon, in a tough bout, defeated Dada. Ultraman X and Daimajin went toe-to-toe with Ultraman X coming out victorious. Guiron quickly disposed of Legion, and Megalon had a tough round with Reptilicus.
My bracket is officially busted many times over.
My thoughts as to who will be the Final Four after Saturday? I think we’re looking at Megalon, King Kong, Barugon, and Irys. Those kaiju have been the most [...]