Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Monstrous Movie Photo Of The Day: Murderers, Original Plundering Murderers

Written By: Ken Hulsey
From The Pages Of Monster Island News

Good morning citizens! I know it has been a grueling two weeks since my last post and that most of you have been going through some sort of withdraws. I do apologize and I hope that the shakes have stopped.

The reason for this unexpected hiatus was simply do to the fact that my laptop had caught some sort of nasty bug that really wanted to hang on and make my life miserable.

All you hackers can burn!

Before I get into my article let me pass on a bit of healthy advice to you. Looking at naughty pictures on the Internet seems like a rather harmless thing to do but in reality it can lead to your PC getting infected with nasty malware and spybots. Hey, I know everyone loves to look at boobs all day! Just Say No!

In all honesty though I really didn't get my virus looking at porn .... I got it looking for a poem. No, really! A poem ... no lie. It just sounded way cooler for me to say that I got infected by looking at pics of big breasted lesbians than looking up poetry.

Yes, even I have a soft romantic side ... aw shut up!

Anyway back to the topic at hand another movie still from the personal collection of yours truly, this time from the cinematic gem known as "Gigantis the Fire Monster." For those of you out of the loop the afore mentioned movie is an Americanized version of the rather underrated Japanese monster movie "Godzilla Raids Again" which was the first in a long list of sequels to the original "Godzilla" (Gojira). Now I have talked at great lengths about how this film that was produced by Warner Bros is a complete mess so I will only touch on the subject again briefly. To sum it up Gigantis (Godzilla) is called Anguirus (the other monster in the film), Anguirus is called Gigantis, the monsters roars get mixed up, the original movie score by Masaru Satō was replaced by stock music from other films including "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and the dialogue really has to be heard to be believed.

"Horrors in the world of science are part of nature's plan."

You'll scratch your head for hours!

Though "Gigantis" is not even on the same playing field with it's Japanese counterpart the film does retain a sliver of it's charm and the love story contained therein if you look hard enough and there is still plenty of monster mayhem and carnage to be enjoyed.

There is also the story about how the two original Japanese made monster suits fell into Hollywood limbo after they were shipped stateside to make another film based on "G Raids Again" called "The Volcano Monsters" that was to be produced by Hary Rybnick and Edward Barison of AB-PT Pictures which went belly up before it could be made. Those two suits are either still in the possession of a studio, which has no idea they have them, or they are in the LA dump.

As for the photo itself it is an 8x10 printed on glossy stock paper and it's serial number is 59/179.

I really like the composition of this one with both Godzilla and Anguirus going at it in the background with the three major human characters running for their lives in the foreground.

See Also: Godzilla, Anguirus, And The Case Of The Missing Monster Suits / Gigantis The Fire Monster

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Burbank, CA – March 29, 2010 – Legendary Pictures announced today that they will develop and produce a new film based on Toho Company’s famed GODZILLA character. Through the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a movie inspired by Toho’s Godzilla, a franchise the Japanese company created and has nurtured for over fifty years.

Toho’s GODZILLA franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible. The company will, in the near future, announce a filmmaker to helm the film for an intended 2012 release. The film will fall under the company’s co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

"Godzilla" is coming back -- this time, with Legendary Pictures taking the lead, co-producing and co-financing with Warner Bros. for release in 2012.

Legendary announced Monday it had obtained rights to the iconic monster character from Japan's Toho Co., which has overseen more than 25 "Godzilla" films. Toho will release the pic in Japan.

Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly.

In addition to Legendary, producers on the new film will be Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will exec produce.

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Legendary noted the film will fall under its co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Legendary's productions with Warners have included "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover."

Speculation about a new "Godzilla" has been active since last summer. The Bloody Disgusting web site reported in August that the project was in development.