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24 Aug 2021 5:49 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango0124 Aug 2021 4:42 p.m. PST


"Godzilla isn't the only immense import from Japan to make waves like a turbulent tsunami. Some of the most entertainingly bizarre science fiction has slithered out of the country that brought us anime, manga, mochi, sushi and kaiju. The monstrous tokusatsu (huge on the special effects) films that crawled onto Japanese screens in the '60s and '70s managed to breed every imaginable horror storyline, from bioluminescent walking mushrooms to mammoth mutated jellyfish.

Tokusatsu is a Frankenstein's monster style of filmmaking pieced together from epic kabuki fight scenes and creepy bunraku puppets of traditional Japanese theater. Kaiju are a species of movie monster that evolved from this hybridization. Many sci-fi movies were invaded by kaiju, whose name literally translates to "strange beast." Most of these mega-tentacled leviathans were superpowered stuntmen in rubber suits, wreaking havoc on a miniature model of Tokyo. However, some tokusatsu films rocketed into the future of science fiction by using unconventional techniques to create the illusion of a skyscraper-sized behemoth with far too many rows of teeth descending on a helpless metropolis…"
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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Aug 2021 5:22 p.m. PST

Attack of the Mushroom People.

HMS Exeter24 Aug 2021 6:02 p.m. PST

H Man

d88mm194024 Aug 2021 8:36 p.m. PST

Japanese car industry…

Tango0125 Aug 2021 3:40 p.m. PST



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

Thanks for some ideas for tv watching.

Tango0126 Aug 2021 4:05 p.m. PST

No mention my good friend…


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