At last weekend's Monster Kid Radio Crash, before Derek and the rest of the audience leaned back in their seats for the original Godzilla (dir. Ishirô Honda), two men took the stage to introduce the film. Kyle Yount is the producer and host of the Kaijucast, the world's premier Godzilla-related podcast, and August Ragone has been called the best Japanese fantasy film historian working in English today. (Mr. Ragone's new book Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film was just released, and it looks GORGEOUS!) Kyle and August presented the background of the movie - how it was conceived, its influences, the primary players in the creation of the Godzilla franchise, etc. Also, Derek completes his look at the the recent Sony blu-ray 2-disc Godzilla movie releases - Godzilla vs. Destroyah & Godzilla vs. Megaguirus and Godzilla: Tokyo S. O. S. & Godzilla: Final Wars.
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