Thursday, April 23, 2009

Godzilla and the Monsters of Mass Destruction

Attention All Kaiju Fans!

Japanese Monster Film Festival in San Francisco Celebrates the Man Who Played Godzilla on August 21-23, 2009.

San Francisco (March 23, 2009): Stomping into San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre this summer, Japanese Monster Film Festival in San Francisco Celebrates the Man Who Played Godzilla on August 21-23, 2009.

San Francisco (March 23, 2009): Stomping into San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre this summer, GODZILLA & THE MONSTERS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, is a weekend celebration of Japan’s monster cinema, featuring ten classic films, presented in glorious 35mm, from the producers of the annual SHOCK IT TO ME! Horror Film Festival. Our special guest will be in the man in the Godzilla suit himself, Haruo Nakajima.

Starting his film career in the late 1940s, Mr. Nakajima appeared as one of the bandits in Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954). After volunteering for the first Japanese fire stunt in the war film Eagle of the Pacific (1953), the team making Godzilla (1954) knew that he was the man for the job. From 1954 through 1972, Mr. Nakajima played Godzilla and various monsters on screen and television.

Mr. Nakajima will be in attendance throughout the weekend to meet with fans and sign autographs in the Castro Theatre’s 200-capacity Mezzanine. He will also take to the stage to speak about his first-hand experiences in making these films, during our evening screenings. This is Mr. Nakajima’s first-ever visit to San Francisco.

Japanese film historian and author, August Ragone (Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Chronicle Books), who is organizing the event, will be on hand to illustrate how the visual effects for the films were achieved. The San Francisco native will also sign copies of his book all weekend.

All ten of the films screened during GODZILLA & THE MONSTERS OF MASS DESTRUCTION will be presented in five double features. All films are 35mm and projected on the Castro’s gigantic screen—the last large single-screen theater in San Francisco.

Tickets for all of the screenings will be available at the Castro Theatre box office or through Prices for each Double Feature are only $10.00 (Adults) and $7.00 (Children/Seniors). A special Event Pass will also be made available to the public in the near future.


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Watch the teaser trailer here!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays from The Lost Kaiju

Happy Holidays from the Lost Kaiju! Christmas is right around the corner and there is still a lot of booty to be had. Rotofugi has upped the ante with their kaiju selection. With the likes of Toygraph, Charactics and Dream Rocket. Our super talented friend Alex Wald has some great pieces on ebay right now too, included in these auctions are the brilliant Tura Satana prints and very limited in numbers. Here's wishing everyone a happy holiday! We will be returning to an ethernet near you in 2009.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Treat From Martin Harris

Happy Halloween
My friend and talented artist Martin Harris treated Jess and I with his amazing Halloween Tarot Cards. The package came with candy and random Tarot/Zodiac paintings, Very cool! Wished I lived in Melbourne Australia, another missed Halloween party. Look for Martin and his brilliant works at the upcoming Kaiju Monster Invasion Show this December.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Classic Drunk Boy

Classic Drunk Boy by AnrakuAnsaku. Measures around 10 1/2 inches and comes with extra garb.
A different direction from what we've seen in the past, the paint as always is immaculate. I would like to believe Anraku has some mythology behind the creature. It reminds me of Japan's Yokai Monsters.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Alex Wald Interview

Here is the Man-Myth (Our friend) Alex Wald being interviewed at Chicago's Windy City Comic-Con. Enjoy!

You can check out his Amazing Artworks here

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Toygraph's hot line of figures simply called Space Troopers has been on everyone's wish list lately.
Just released not too long ago was Space Troopers Platoon 1. This time the troopers come in a set of five and have a Captain, and his comrades. Bagged and no can this time around. All five inches tall, the captain comes with his trusty laser gun and head glows in the dark. The others are equipped with big guns, spear or sword, and chainsaw... my favorite. Troopers also have remove-able helmets and oxygen tanks. These figures are great in that they channel the old Sci-Fi films of yesteryear. Planet of the Vampires comes to my mind.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wedding Daze with Alien Xam

Yesterday I had a received a very cool wedding gift from Mark Nagata (Max Toy) A custom painted Alien Xam puppet figure. Me being a big fan of Marks custom painting and the Alien Xam figures I was overjoyed. I remember when I first started getting into collecting Japanese toys Mark was happy to answer my infinite questions on kaiju toys. Thanks Mark! Also keep a look-out for the upcoming shows of Mark Nagata (Max Toy) as posted earlier in my blog, Kaiju Monster Invasion and Toy Karma 2 coming to Rotofugi in 2009, we'll keep you posted when we receive more news.
You can visit MaxToy here
I've got my eye on the new Nagata/Bob Conge (Nightgamer) Eyezon check it out