Tag Archives: Giant Monsters

Jellyfish Eyes: The New Yôkai?

Images of the cute yet bizarre kaiju (that is, monsters) inhabiting Takashi Murakami’s much-anticipated fantasy Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) reveal an imagination that has taken its own established aesthetic and created a weird, toy-like pantheon of creatures very reminiscent, in … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Eyes: Early Trailer

Check out this early trailer for Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s proposed live-action fantasy trilogy, Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes): [youtube ZFzBR9afBdI] Full of the sort of cuteness displayed by much of Murakami’s work, and looking rather kid-centric (and no doubt … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Official Trailer

Well, we’ve had hints about Guillermo del Toro’s anticipated daikaiju epic, Pacific Rim — and if you thought you were excited before, check out this just released official trailer: [youtube 2vKz7WnU83E] This could make a profound change to my top … Continue reading

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Gadzooka, Larry! The 50s Rule!

First Look! Presented in Undeadoscope! As we await the arrival of the big-budget giant monster spectacle of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (2013) and Gareth Edwards’ much-anticipated Godzilla (2014) — not to mention whatever Big Thing turns up in Joss … Continue reading

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Gila Rises!

One of the most anticipated independent giant monster flicks of recent times has been Jim Wynorski’s remake of the B-movie classic The Giant Gila Monster (US-1959; dir. Ray Kellogg), titled simply Gila! Here’s the new poster: The world premiere took … Continue reading

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Coming: Hellyfish

A Squishy Backbrain Exclusive There’s no argument: Godzilla is a giant monster with backbone, metaphorically and literally — and the prominence of his spines is certainly one of his defining characteristics (as illustrated here in cover art by Art Adams … Continue reading

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The Art of Monsters: Takashi Murakami and Jellyfish Eyes

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has made a name for himself by successfully drawing upon popular culture as a major influence — specifically in adapting aspects of manga and anime to his own artistic vision. In the process he revolutionised the … Continue reading

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Update: New Footage of the Giant God Warrior

Twitchfilm has posted some extended footage from the Studio Ghibli live action film made by Hideaki Anno and Hayao Miyazaki, Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru [lit. Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo]. It involves some great shots of the old-school, non-CG … Continue reading

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Giant Monsters in Award-Winning Drama

Beasts of the Southern Wild (US-2012; dir. Benh Zeitlin) has been described as “a beautiful award-winning drama that just happens to include giant monsters”. In the aftermath of the film’s recent wins at Cannes and Sundance, words like “magical”, “moving”, … Continue reading

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American Godzilla ’94 Returns

Kaiju artist and Backbrain buddy Todd Tennant has finally hit us with the news we’ve all been hoping for — not simply the return of his long-time online project to create a graphic novel of the rejected American Godzilla 1994 … Continue reading

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