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

Video Location: Jefferson Boulevard Skybridge, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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

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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)

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

“Torii Gate” Banners: Kevin Geary (kevincgearydesign.com)

Logos: Nanoparticles (www.fiverr.com/nanoparticles)

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Episode 45: Matango (1963)

Hop aboard the Affluenza Maru (or the S.S. Affluenza) for this morality fable.  It’s a Kaijuvision Christmas! Coincidentally, I’m doing the movie that decries consumerism during the busiest shopping period of the year.  Matango, the most Hitchcockian movie of this season, is a monumental achievement by Ishiro Honda and company. Your band name of the day: Skulking Transitional Matango.  Listen as I connect Matango to The Grinch, Gilligan’s Island, The Odyssey, Metropolis, and South Park!  The related topics for this episode are Westernization and globalization, which the movie alludes to at the very end.

This episode is dedicated to renowned producer Tomoyuki Tanaka.

I’d like to send a shout-out to our patron Sean Stiff for donating at the Kaiju Visionary level. Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it.

MP3:

 

Introduction: 0:00 – 2:12

Part 1 – Film Description: 2:12 – 9:52

Part 2 – Opinion and Analysis: 9:52 – 32:45

Part 3 – Related Topic: 32:45 – 54:19

Closing: 54:19 – End

 

Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: PNC Building, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Video Notes: On the side of Fort Wayne’s 2nd tallest building, this large and old display of Christmas lights used to be on the side of the famous Wolf & Dessauer Department Store, which existed until 1962.

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

“Torii Gate” Banners: Kevin Geary (kevincgearydesign.com)

Logos: Nanoparticles (www.fiverr.com/nanoparticles)

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Episode 40: Varan (1958)

Kaiju non-fiction author John LeMay joins me for a detailed analysis on the good Japanese version of Varan, and a brief review of the pain-inducing American version “Varan, the Unbelievable” starring Myron Healey from “The Unearthly” and released in theaters by the same company that gave us “The Skydivers” and “Beast of Yucca Flats”. John tells us all about the complicated story behind the making of Varan, because it was originally meant for television. We talk about Varan and his design and complicated origin. I notice the many similarities between Yuriko from this movie and Yuri from GMK (2001). The related topic for this episode is the hisabetsu-buraku (discriminated communities), who may be represented as the natives in the movie.

You can find all of 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.

This episode is dedicated to master prop and monster suit builder Keizo Murase.

I’d like to send a shout-out to our patron Sean Stiff for donating at the Kaiju Visionary level. Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 2:02

Part 1 – Film Description: 2:02 – 8:01

Part 2 – Opinion and Analysis: 8:01 – 54:51

Part 3 – Related Topic: 54:51 – 1:05:48

Closing: 1:05:48 – End

 

Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel

Guest Co-Host: John LeMay

Video Location: Fox Island County Park (Bowman Lake), Allen County, Indiana

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

“Torii Gate” Banners: Kevin Geary (kevincgearydesign.com)

Logos: Nanoparticles (www.fiverr.com/nanoparticles)

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G-Fest XXV (2018): John LeMay Interview

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.

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Host: Brian Scherschel

Co-Host: Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video: Brian Scherschel

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

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