Sticky: Listen/Watch Here

Featured

Next Episode: Episode 43: “The Last War” (1961) on November 28th, 2018.

New episodes and articles are posted weekly on Wednesdays by 12:00pm Eastern (9am Pacific)


The episode on Shin Godzilla is incredible.  All kaiju fans should hear it!


Quick Links to all of our listening sources:

Support Us


Kaijuvision Radio’s 3-part Format

Part 1: A short description (not a summary) of the movie.  It’s an analysis tailored to kaiju movies, to arm the listener with the facts.  At last, a way to compare these movies to each other.

Part 2: With the facts out of the way, I will analyze and give my opinions on the film.

Part 3: A brand new, one-of-a-kind fusion of international affairs and movie analysis.  Japan-related topic(s) either brought up by the movie, or going on at the time the movie was released.  Topics are historical, political, economic, or cultural.


This is the design for the new Kaijuvision Radio T-shirt.

It features the “Torii Gate” banner on the front, and the “KVR” Logo on the back.  “GET YOUR SEKIZAWA ON!” is on the back, of course a reference to the great Showa era kaiju screenwriter Shinichi Sekizawa!

Donate on Patreon at the Kaiju Visionary level ($10) for 4 months, at the Kaiju Connoisseur level ($20) for two months, or the Kaiju Scholar level ($50) for 1 month.

Episode 6: Rodan (1956)

Because Rodan is in numerous Godzilla movies, Nate and Brian discuss his namesake film. While the movie is serious and at times horrific, like the original Gojira (1954), Rodan is a completely different type of kaiju. Our related topics are Japan during the Korean War and Japan’s history with the United Nations.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:32

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:32 – 5:29

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 5:29 – 29:26

Part 3 – Related Topic: 29:26 – 47:03

Closing: 47:03 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Indian Village Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Video: Brian Scherschel

Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

Copyright Brian J. Scherschel

All Rights Reserved

Episode 5: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Brian and Nate discuss the first Godzilla sequel, the last black and white Godzilla movie, and the first monster fight. While it’s not meant to be an epic film, it does have some strengths and significance. For our related topic, we discuss the Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) and their role in the Godzilla franchise.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:20

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:20 – 5:22

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 5:22 – 20:45

Part 3 – Related Topic: 20:45 – 45:10

Closing: 45:10 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Fish Ladder Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Video: Brian Scherschel

Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

Copyright Brian J. Scherschel

All Rights Reserved

Episode 4: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (US) (1956)

Nate and Brian discuss the Americanized version of Gojira (1954). This movie is a time capsule, very indicative of its time, which makes it somewhat difficult to discuss. We try to address the reasons behind the many alterations made to the movie. Our related topic is part 2 of 2 of our discussion about the occupation of Japan, which covers the more negative aspects of the occupation.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:21

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:21 – 5:17

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 5:17 – 30:11

Part 3 – Related Topic: 30:11 – 1:10:24

Closing: 1:10:24 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fact: This is the only county courthouse in the United States to have its schematics stored in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Video: Brian Scherschel

Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

Copyright Brian J. Scherschel

All Rights Reserved

Episode 3: Gojira (1954)

In this episode we tackle the original Gojira, the movie that started it all. Because there’s so much analysis of this movie at so many other places on the Internet, we concentrate on the historical and political references, story mechanics, and cultural significance of this indispensable classic. Our related topic is part 1 of 2 of our discussion of the occupation of Japan. We lay out the basics of the occupation and how Japan was drastically changed. We will address the more negative aspects of the occupation in the next episode.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:44

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:44 – 5:33

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 5:33 – 25:35

Part 3 – Related Topic: 25:35 – 59:57

Closing: 59:57 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Headwaters Park, St. Mary’s River, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Video: Brian Scherschel

Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

Copyright Brian J. Scherschel

All Rights Reserved