There Goes Tokyo! A Celebration of Kaiju Eiga!

There Goes Tokyo! A Celebration of Kaiju Eiga!

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by Michael Grant
     
 
The 1960s and 1970s, a time when a proliferation of American television programs aired the seemingly never ending treat of Kaiju Eiga (giant monster movie). Decades before instant viewing, creature feature shows regularly unleashed an array of towering city-stomping terrors with names like Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Kong, Ghidorah, and Them! Skyscrapers were toppled!

Overview

The 1960s and 1970s, a time when a proliferation of American television programs aired the seemingly never ending treat of Kaiju Eiga (giant monster movie). Decades before instant viewing, creature feature shows regularly unleashed an array of towering city-stomping terrors with names like Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Kong, Ghidorah, and Them! Skyscrapers were toppled! Panic filled the streets! And the fans of a good monster romp enjoyed every thrilling moment of the spectacle!

In this collection numerous monster movies of yesteryear are reviewed and reflected upon to study their appeal for one child and how that attachment still lasts forty years later.

Classics like King Kong, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, and War of the Gargantuas are detailed and honored with full appreciation. Less memorable titles such as Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, Frankenstein Conquers the World, and King Kong Escapes are thoroughly skewered (and deservedly so). In all, 23 giant-monster movies from Japan and America are analyzed by a true genre-enthusiast who still thrives from the unbridled excitement of seeing a thoroughly destroyed pagoda.

There Goes Tokyo! is a 280-page humorous love letter from a fan of Kaiju Eiga for fans of Kaiju Eiga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148132462
Publisher:
Late Night Horrors
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
512 KB

Meet the Author

Michael E. Grant is an author who appreciates a good scare and an awesome kaiju movie!
He can be reached through his website www.latenighthorrors.com

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There Goes Tokyo! A Celebration of Kaiju Eiga! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KWY More than 1 year ago
I love Japanese monster movies and this book brought back a lot of memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I had so much fun reading this collection of reviews. It made me want to watch some of the olds ones which I still own on VHS and DVD. Wish the streaming sites had more of them. Some hilarious jokes in this book as well, laughed out loud many times. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great look by an unashamed fan of the Godzilla movies, from the original Godzilla, King of the Monsters through all the Showa Series sequels and giant-monster movies that Toho Studios delivered. Author Michael Grant keeps score by describing in humorous detail the plot of each movie and checks off the contributions from Best Intentional Scene and Best Accidental Moment of the Movie to a checklist of kaiju in the film and laughter potential. Covering twenty three movies between 1933-1975, this book is a great read for Godzilla veterans and newbies.