Monday, November 26, 2007

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters (NEWS)

To anyone who's thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and other numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows. The first book on this legendary film figure (in English) details his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, on-set photos, and much much more! Click HERE for more info and to order yours now!

13 comments:

Karswell said...

FYI: I picked this up last weekend and can guarantee it's worth every penny. Karswell's Seal of Approval!

100% AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

THIS LOOKS GREAT! I LOVE THE OLD GODZILLA MOVIES AND STILL DO. BUT THEY NEVER AIRED ULTRAMAN IN MY AREA WHEN I WAS A KID, IN FACT I NEVER SAW AN EPISODE OF IT UNTIL THE MID 80'S. WE HAD SPACE GIANTS INSTEAD WHICH WAS PRETTY GOOD THOUGH.

Anonymous said...

oh wow! one more thing to add to the crizzmizz list........

Karswell said...

>one more thing to add to the crizzmizz list

I've got another bit of related info for tomorrow to also add to that list!

The Fiji Mermaid said...

Very cool, I didn't know this book was out. I'll have to look for this one. Sounds like it could be a good read.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered a copy, thanks for the news Karswell!

Love the new blue/grey color scheme here too! Very wintery!

Anonymous said...

Looks sweet,i love Kaiju! i really hope,misters Parker & Stone,can turn out a fun-filmed homage if they ever make GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN,if they don't i'll chuck my Kenny doll out the window(though it'll probably be back the next day.)

Drazen said...

I got this a couple of weeks back and agree that its
a great buy!
Fascinating reading along with lots of great pictures.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of Godzilla and Gamera but have never seen Ultraman. From what I can tell it's like early Power Rangers.

Karswell said...

>From what I can tell it's like early Power Rangers.

Except that Power Rangers are a sentai hero team, Ultraman fights alone (tokusatsu style!) At least until his brothers show up in the later series.

Anonymous said...

HE'S ALSO A GIANT HERO AND DOESN'T NEED A ROBOT TO TAKE ON THE GIANT MONSTERS!!

Dr.Phibes said...

I've always wanted a Beta Capsule.

Karswell said...

I don't wanna brag too much but I met Ultraman actress Hiroko Sakurai (aka Fuji) at Comic Con about 7 years ago. She was incredibly nice and still looked great. I was trying to tell her how she was my first TV "crush" as I was completely obsessed with her when I was like 5 or 6 years old, (this was back when Ultraman was first syndicated in St Louis in the early 70's.) She didn't really understand me so her translator explained it to her and at first she looked emabrrassed but then she gave me a big beautiful hug. That hug was a long time coming over 30 years later!

I met Noriaki Yuasa at a G-Con one time too, cool old dude... it's almost surreal to meet a legendary director who is world famous for directing movies about a giant flying turtle monster.