Episode 54 (complete version): The Submersion of Japan (1973)

Here’s the full version of Kaijuvision’s episode on The Submersion of Japan – Toho’s most successful movie of the 1970s. It’s an epic episode for an epic movie! To help introduce this movie, I am joined by John LeMay, who loves the film as much as I do. After describing the film, I say how The Submersion of Japan is a special film when compared to many other disaster movies from the 1970s. I then interview John about the film, because the background information is so interesting. For the opinion and analysis, I cover the film chronologically, giving the audience a commentary like none other.

The related topic for this episode is The 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. I connect this event to the movie in many ways. This topic is the reason why The Submersion of Japan could be considered a horror film on a national scale.

This episode is dedicated to actor Keiju Kobayashi.

You can find John LeMay’s books on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/John-LeMay/e/B003KTW83K/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1539779359&sr=8-2.

Peace Winds Japan – Super Typhoon Hagibis Relief Fund: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/super-typhoon-hagibis-relief-fund/

MP3:

 

Introduction: 0:00 – 4:44

Part 1 – Film Description: 4:44 – 14:21

Part 2 – General Reflections: 14:21 – 21:40

John LeMay Interview: 21:40 – 1:07:32

Opinion and Analysis: 1:07:32 – 2:17:55

Part 3 – Related Topic: 2:17:55 – 2:41:23

Closing: 2:41:23 – End

 

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Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel

Guest Co-Host: John LeMay

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Episode 54 (3/3): The Submersion of Japan (1973) – The 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake

The related topic for this episode is The 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. All tokusatsu fans should know about this event and just how significant it was. The Submersion of Japan means so much to the Japanese people because of this event. The Tokyo earthquake in the movie is referred to in the book as “The Second Great Kanto Earthquake”. The movie started shooting on the day of the 50th anniversary of the earthquake: September 1, 1973.

This episode is dedicated to actor Keiju Kobayashi.

You can find John LeMay’s books on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/John-LeMay/e/B003KTW83K/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1539779359&sr=8-2.

Peace Winds Japan – Super Typhoon Hagibis Relief Fund: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/super-typhoon-hagibis-relief-fund/

MP3:

Part 3 – Related Topic: 0:00 – 23:28

Closing: 23:28 – End

 

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Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Jefferson Boulevard Skybridge, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Part 3 of 3)

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Episode 54 (1/3): The Submersion of Japan (1973) – Film Description/Reflections/John LeMay Interview

(Included in this third: Intro/Part 1 Film Description/Reflections on Disaster Movies/John LeMay Interview) The highest-grossing Japanese movie of the 1970s has received the royal Kaijuvision treatment! An epic episode for an epic movie! In this third of the episode, I present the Part 1 Film Description, reflect on 70s disaster movies, and interview author John LeMay, who loves this movie as much as I do. We also both have read the English translation of the book. The remaining two thirds of the episode will be released tomorrow and the day after.

This episode is dedicated to actor Keiju Kobayashi.

You can find John LeMay’s books on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/John-LeMay/e/B003KTW83K/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1539779359&sr=8-2.

Peace Winds Japan – Super Typhoon Hagibis Relief Fund: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/super-typhoon-hagibis-relief-fund/

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 4:44

Part 1 – Film Description: 4:44 – 14:21

Part 2 – General Reflections: 14:21 – 21:40

John LeMay Interview: 21:40 – End

 

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Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel

Guest Co-Host: John LeMay

Video Location: Jefferson Boulevard Skybridge, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Part 1 of 3)

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Episode 53: Space Amoeba (1970)

It’s the last Toho classic kaiju movie, and there’s so much to like! The engaging cinematography and Kenji Sahara’s performance as Obata are two of the best things. And there aren’t any annoying squeaky-voiced little kids either! The subtle symbolism regarding Chinese Communism in the story and the kaiju is fascinating. Celebrate the end of an era with me, as I elevate this overlooked yet fun kaiju entry.

The related topic for this episode is Japanese Colonialism in Oceania.

This episode is dedicated to Akira Kubo.

I’d like to send a shout-out to our patrons Kyoei Toshi and Sean Stiff. Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 2:22

Part 1 – Film Description: 2:22 – 14:28

Part 2 – Opinion and Analysis: 14:28 – 45:16

Part 3 – Related Topic: 45:16 – 1:07:58

Closing: 1:07:58 – End

 

Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: St. Mary’s River, Allen County, Indiana

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Episode 19: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

The first Mechagodzilla film is roughly a spoof of James Bond and a twist on The Planet of the Apes, only the apes are alien invaders! The soundtrack fits like a glove to this gloriously campy and fun movie, made to celebrate Godzilla’s 20th anniversary.  Because this movie features an Okinawan kaiju, King Caesar, our related topic is the history and culture of Okinawa. Join Brian and Nate as they continue on with 70s Month – every 70s movie in the series in just one month. This episode is dedicated to Shinichi Sekizawa.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:49

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:49 – 6:38

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 6:38 – 51:43

Part 3 – Related Topic: 51:43 – 1:25:09

Closing: 1:25:09 – End

 

Host: Brian Scherschel

Co-Host: Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Video: Brian Scherschel

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

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