At G-Fest XXV, Brian interviewed kaiju author and podcaster Kevin Derendorf. His book is called “Kaiju for Hipsters: 101 ‘Alternative’ Giant Monster Movies”. We discuss the thought processes and goals behind “Kaiju for Hipsters” and compare them to the creative process and goals of Kaijuvision Radio. We discuss the need for rare films to be saved, archived and viewed by audiences because rare films are often entertaining and special. We discuss the need for going deeper into kaiju and tokusatsu movies instead of covering the surface as so many have before. We discuss Shin Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), House, the Godzilla Anime Trilogy, and many more fine films.
I must say this interview is an immensely impressive accomplishment of film appreciation!
At G-Fest XXV, Nate and Brian recorded an interview with Daniel DiManna of the Godzilla Novelization Project. His goal is to complete novelizations of every Japanese Godzilla movie. We discuss putting oneself in the minds of the many great characters in the movies, which films will be the most challenging to novelize, and what other challenges emerge when undertaking this long-term project. We had an enjoyable time and you will too when you listen to this.
At G-Fest XXV, Brian and Nate interviewed kaiju author John LeMay. His latest book is called “Terror of the Lost Tokusatsu Films!”. We address a few lost Godzilla films, his research process, why some of these lost films didn’t get made, and how some elements of these films could still end up in newer movies. Some titles we discuss include “Bride of Godzilla”, “Batman Meets Godzilla”, “Tokyo S.O.S.: Godzilla’s Suicide Strategy”, and “Godzilla: Legend of the Asuka Fortress.” Check out all of John’s books on his Amazon site here.