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

Written By: Ken Hulsey

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

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ken,

    If it's any consolation, my computer once got an aggressive virus because I was looking for a picture of a steel chair! No joke!

    And you're right about the *japanese* version of "Godzilla Raids Again". It is an underrated entry that I bet would've earned more respect over the decades had the horrid americanized release not been the only version available stateside up until recently. Godzilla admittedly looks a bit odd (and his head goofy looking at times) compared to the first film. But, for longtime fans, it's easy to recognize that changes were made in the suit to allow the actor more freedom of movement.

    I have often wondered myself what became of the suits once they were shipped here, though. Wouldn't it be cool if they were discovered in some forgotten room in a Hollywood studio somewhere?


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