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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:19 pm
by Mac
Man, I hate that Fatzilla suit.

...IOTAM?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:48 pm
by Gojiraknight
King_Ghidorah wrote:Awesome...always nice to meet another fan of Gamera...something in me is attracted to the side liner kaiju more than the A listers...Gamera, Gappa and Co. are my favorites.


Yeah I'm not a big Gappa man myself. I don't really like Gamera because he's on the B-list though I can see where you're coming from. I like a nice obscure kaiju movie as much as the next guy.

My thought is Gamera is the ultimate defensive monster while Godzilla is the ultimate offensive monster. One never quits, the other never stops. The 'ol immovable object and irresistable force, if you will.

But yeah, some Gamera pics would be nice :D

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:52 pm
by king_ghidorah
GojiraKnight wrote:
King_Ghidorah wrote:Awesome...always nice to meet another fan of Gamera...something in me is attracted to the side liner kaiju more than the A listers...Gamera, Gappa and Co. are my favorites.


Yeah I'm not a big Gappa man myself. I don't really like Gamera because he's on the B-list though I can see where you're coming from. I like a nice obscure kaiju movie as much as the next guy.

My thought is Gamera is the ultimate defensive monster while Godzilla is the ultimate offensive monster. One never quits, the other never stops. The 'ol immovable object and irresistable force, if you will.

But yeah, some Gamera pics would be nice :D


Well put..plus..Gamera is a childish bafoon who just happens to be a bad a$$ half of the time (and a dumb a$$ the other half, going by the showa series that is) whereas Godzilla is the ultimate in stoic, rage induced vengance...ones more of a Vash the Stampede type while the other is more like Wolverine...would be a nice buddy comedy movie I think...lol

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:58 pm
by Gojiraknight
^^^

Or better yet, a road movie! Remake Thelma and Louise, but with Godzilla and Gamera instead!

Granted, the ending would have to be changed a bit...I don't the grand canyon would be big enough.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:00 pm
by king_ghidorah
Yah plus if Thelma could fly by shooting fire from her a$$ they might have had a change of heart half way through the fall...thus...franchise potential!!! Sequels baby!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:32 pm
by Legion
GojiraKnight wrote:And while I'm at it, you got any Godzilla '91?


Sure....

Version 1 (made from the "land" suit from Biollante):
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Version 2 (made from the "water" suit from Biollante:
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I love this photo:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:43 pm
by Benjamin Haines
baragon2003 wrote:On KaijuPhile (back when it was Rodan's Roost), someone posted an "evolution of Minya" type picture, showing four stages of his growth, with the last being an adult Mosu-Goji. :!: :!: Anyone here have that?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:47 pm
by Destroysall
So Minya becomes my favorite Goji? :) :shock: :eek:

Everything I have known is a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:50 pm
by Legion
I call no way. :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:26 pm
by king_ghidorah
Awesome!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:29 pm
by The Giant Pacific Octopus
GojiraKnight wrote:While Kong in KKE was a significant improvement


He was more than just a significant improvement. He was "Da Bomb". To the ladies he was the Sultan of Desire, the Beast of Machismo, the King of Lust, and the Kong of Passion.

Oooooh yeeahhhh!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:32 pm
by Legion
What was so hard about giving Kong feet that didn't look like badly burnt and deformed loafers?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:35 pm
by Andrew Nguyen
Legion wrote:
GojiraKnight wrote:And while I'm at it, you got any Godzilla '91?


Sure....

Version 1 (made from the "land" suit from Biollante):
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Version 2 (made from the "water" suit from Biollante:
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I love this photo:
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What book did these photos come from.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:38 pm
by Legion
Andrew Nguyen wrote:What book did these photos come from.


The Pictorial Book of Godzilla, volume 1.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:48 pm
by zekend01
The water suit is my favorite by far.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:16 pm
by Legion
And now, for a round of "Aww man, that poor suit." :cry:

The '66 Sea Monster suit close the end of filming after being used extensively in the water:
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The '68 suit as seen in Godzilla vs Hedora. Can you believe they used this thing in another film?
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And here's how it looked in Godzilla vs Gigan. Yuck, look at those legs and feet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:28 pm
by Tyler E. Martin
Yeah, the "Monster Zero" suit was one of my favorites in its debut picture, but seeing it after being cannibalized and then reconstructed to undergo another full movie shoot, it just makes me feel sorry for it. Didn't look too great in the three remaining movies where they used it as a "water suit" either.

But this is certainly a terrific thread. Thanks for sharing these!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:35 pm
by Legion
These aren't my scans (I believe Baradagi gets that credit) and they were posted elsewhere on this site several years ago, but it seems a good a time as any to post them again...

Decaying monster suits and props, from photos taken at various points in the 1970s:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:45 pm
by Legacy_Of_Gamera
What the HECK happened to poor Baragon's eyes!?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:49 pm
by Legion
Legacy_Of_Gamera wrote:What the HECK happened to poor Baragon's eyes!?


His internal skull was ripped out and used as a base on which the flying Hedora model was built around.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:40 am
by zekend01
Funny how the longer the suits sit around and decay, the more the look like the DIY jobs for the G Fest costume contests :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:46 pm
by canofhumdingers
darn legion, I have the book those decaying pics came from & that was going to be my contribution to this thread! :P Oh well, those are far better scans than I could've posted. I've only got a couple of books on Godzilla, but i'll dig around & see if i can't find something interesting over the next few days...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:12 pm
by Gojiraknight
Muchas gracias on the G '91 pics Legion. I'd say that's far and away my favorite version of the suit.

It seems like the feral, almost catlike look adopted in the GvBio has become the quintessential version of Godzilla (Trendmasters toys, Dark Horse Comics, etc.) and the G'91 suit was far and away the best realization of that idea, before Toho went all "maternal" on us in GvMGII...ugh.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:58 pm
by Andrew Nguyen
Legion wrote:These aren't my scans (I believe Baradagi gets that credit) and they were posted elsewhere on this site several years ago, but it seems a good a time as any to post them again...

Decaying monster suits and props, from photos taken at various points in the 1970s:
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The sight of all of those suits in the photos just reminds us all about the the fact that these suits get put to the shredder and then once done, they decay even faster.

Excellent find that you have here.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:18 pm
by lhb412
I'd just like to say that all of these photos are fantastic. Keep them coming!