What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

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What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Arislan » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:12 pm

I'm aware of Gamera and Kamoebas the Megalomatamata (from SPACE AMOEBA and TOKYO S.O.S.). Any other ones?
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby klen7 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:53 pm

There is the flying Turtle Gameron from episode 6 of Ultra Q
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Ultra T-Rex » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:16 pm

The turtle skeleton in Mothra vs. Godzilla... and that's all I can think of. :lol:
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Arislan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:03 am

Well that was a short thread :P
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:21 am

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There's also the giant turtle from Godzilla: The Series
and the Magnetic Monster from the Hanna Barbera Godzilla
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and the giant reanimated turtle from Frankenweenie
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Shonokin » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:26 am

The Bermuda Depths, in the West there's a less-giant turtle in Neverending Story, a stop motion sea turtle in One Million Years BC
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby klen7 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:30 am

Shonokin wrote:The Bermuda Depths
Oh thats a good one!
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:40 am

Death Kappa....<shudders even remembering that P.O.S.>
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Shonokin » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:47 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:Death Kappa....<shudders even remembering that P.O.S.>
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Good catch, didn't even think in the yokai direction. So not having watched this, are you saying we should all run out and see it? :mrgreen: :P
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:18 pm

Shonokin wrote:Good catch, didn't even think in the yokai direction. So not having watched this, are you saying we should all run out and see it? :mrgreen: :P

I can scarcely think of a bigger pile of garbage than Death Kappa.

Maybe The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey, just because it kinda literally is "bigger" as in "longer"...
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby klen7 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:31 pm

i have heard nothing but terrible things about Death Kappa, which really makes me morbidly curious about it.

The trailer for it looked great.
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby kiryugoji04 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:11 pm

When I get home I'll compile a list of any Ultra turtles I can find. I can already think of a couple off the top of my head.
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Arislan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:42 pm

klen7 wrote:i have heard nothing but terrible things about Death Kappa, which really makes me morbidly curious about it.

The trailer for it looked great.
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Well...I liked that trailer, but....what's the point of watching the movie if all the best action clips are already on the trailer?
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby MosugojiNoGyakushu » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:46 pm

Here is a clip from the Bermuda Depths with the giant sea turtle. It was a Rankin-Bass and Tsuburaya co production. They also did The Last Dinosaur tv movie.
http://youtu.be/NHRX1HwGjdM
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby lhb412 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:24 pm

^Huh, I had no idea that was a Tsuburaya co-production.
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby klen7 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:33 pm

Yeh, I hadnt heard of it until it showed up and won in the weekly film spotlight. an interesting little flick
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:42 pm

Arislan wrote:Well...I liked that trailer, but....what's the point of watching the movie if all the best action clips are already on the trailer?

Well, for a GOOD movie, one could argue the acting, story, score, direction, etc, etc, etc...
for Death Kappa, anything more than the trailer is just torture.
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Pkmatrix » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:57 am

jellydonut25 wrote:Death Kappa....<shudders even remembering that P.O.S.>


LOL! I went to the New York premiere for Death Kappa. It was a lot of fun! God, was that movie WEIRD. :lol:
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby klen7 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:26 am

well i bought a used copy of Death Kappa for $5... i'll report back after i find the time to watch it...

Kiryugoji, come back! everytime i see this thread has unread items i hope that it is Ultra-Turtles
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby kiryugoji04 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:43 pm

OKAY, HERE WE GO. Some of these may be sketchier than others but I'll do my best.

Ultra Q
•Episode 06: Gameron

Return of Ultraman
• Episode 15: Eledortoise (Eredootasu) - It's got a shell and a turtle-like neck, plus what I'm pretty sure is a "Tortoise" reference in its name.
• Episode 24: Kingstron (Kingusutoron) - This one's less explicitly turtley but it's a quadruped with a very turtle-like shell. Think Black King if Black King were a turtle.
• Episode 31: Plurma (Puruuma) - Again, not explicitly a turtle but that's the major motif here from what I can tell.

Ultraman Ace
• Episode 19: King Kappa - Based on a Kappa (it has a swimming pool on top of its head!) so it's got the shell and such.

Ultraman Taro
• Episodes 4 & 5: King Tortoise, Queen Tortoise, & Mini Tortoise - Jackpot! A whole family!

Ultraman Leo
• Episode 44: Black Garon - I can't say for certain based on the photo this book has but I'm 90% sure this is another turtle-influenced design. Think Gabara with a more frog-like face and a turtle shell.

Ultraman Cosmos
• Episode 51: Mazalgas/ChaosMazalgas (Mazarugasu) - Basically the Cosmos revamp of King Kappa.
• Episode 56: Kawa no Ji - And then five episodes later they did a LITERAL Kappa. XD
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby DannyBeane » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:13 pm

If video games count, World of Warcraft has an Island that is actually a giant turtle.
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby lhb412 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:29 pm

If we count literature: the star turtle Great A'Tuin carries Terry Pratchett's Discworld through space.
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby klen7 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:45 pm

kiryugoji04 wrote:Ultraman Leo
• Episode 44: Black Garon - I can't say for certain based on the photo this book has but I'm 90% sure this is another turtle-influenced design. Think Gabara with a more frog-like face and a turtle shell.
Looks like this guy is quite Gamera-y... he can pull his legs into his shell and fly around with jets
http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Garon
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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:07 pm

Pkmatrix wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:Death Kappa....<shudders even remembering that P.O.S.>


LOL! I went to the New York premiere for Death Kappa. It was a lot of fun! God, was that movie the most atrocious pile of kaiju feces ever to be committed to the screen

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Re: What other giant turtle kaiju exist?

Postby Arislan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks for the replies! Lots that I had forgotten about.
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