Monster Summer on Comet TV

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Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm

This summer Comet TV will be doing monster movie double features every Sunday (starting, uh... last Sunday). The first feature is always a Godzilla movie, the second is sometimes a Western B-movie and sometimes another kaiju film.

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https://www.comettv.com/2018/05/heres-g ... de-summer/
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Phil Moskowitz » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:24 pm

Did anyone see tonights showing of GKOTM???? Where the hell did that print come from??? No Toho or Transworld logos... just fade up from black and then the title card flashed on.... GODZILLA..... not king of the monsters...Just Godzilla ....in the style of Kaiju O Godzilla font ....... American end credits though........weird
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:48 pm

Whoa. I missed it - wish I didn't!
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Phil Moskowitz » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:08 am

Repeats on Aug.5th...
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:11 am

I certainly have seen Godzilla, King of the Monsters! titled merely as 'Godzilla' in TV listings, but never have I heard of an alternate title card.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Phil Moskowitz » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:25 am

Have you seen Kaiju O Gojira? It looked just like that but clean and full screen......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POp647BlWac
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:21 am

^Holy spit.

Is is possible Comet got these movies from Janus films and Janus scrounged up a nice copy of Kaiju o Gojira for their upcoming release?!
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:57 pm

I thought something was different about those titles, but Comet looks so terrible usually (even on Verizon FIOS like I have), and it's been so long since I've seen anything but the Criterion disc of KOTM, that I didn't pay any mind to it. I do recall seeing it claimed that the original east coast and west coast releases of KOTM may have been slightly different, but no further details than that. Maybe this was an example of that?


Speaking of differences, in Comet's Monster Summer promos, those clips of Monster Zero look somewhat different to me than the previous transfers we're used to. It's just something about the overall color balance and detail that seems different to me; I'm certainly going to check it out next Sunday.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:07 pm

MONSTER ZERO is the same hybrid uncut English version that's on Starz! and Filmstruck.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:35 pm

Glad that the alien language Tsuchiya made seems to now be in the default English language version of the film.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:11 pm

lhb412 wrote:Glad that the alien language Tsuchiya made seems to now be in the default English language version of the film.


The beauty of it is that it has the same effect in either language, though I think the cutting of it in the first attack by King Ghidora makes the X's "lights out" a little more impactful. I'd still like to see a remaster of the actual UPA cut.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:55 am

KotM ending on Comet right now. Missed the beginning, but closing credits are of the original US theatrical version included on Criterion's release.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:12 pm

lhb412 wrote:KotM ending on Comet right now. Missed the beginning, but closing credits are of the original US theatrical version included on Criterion's release.



KotM runs again on the 19th at 10:00am ET/PT, maybe someone can get a screengrab of that opening title card then.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Spacehunter-m has a screencap. He's miffed about it - and indeed it seems to be the Kaiju-O Gojira title.

http://spacehunter-m.tumblr.com/post/17 ... e-japanese
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:16 pm

That title card was also used in the original Italian release in the 50's, which was later re-edited into the infamous Cozzilla.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:48 pm

^ "infamous" ? Don't you mean beloved?

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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Can you believe that there were people bitching that Classic Media's 2006 DVD didn't include Cozzilla? (yes, you can)
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:14 pm

^I can totally believe it, but I don't remember it myself. It's weird: there were so many weird fandom things in the early-mid '00s that I must've completely ignored. I was young, and I suppose news about new movies and new US home video releases was what I was focused on and when other fans got hung up on minutia I didn't care about my eyes must've glazed over and I didn't absorb it.

If I ever somehow became involved in an official Godzilla project like a movie or a comic or anything I'm afraid my first instinct would be not to please the fans but to irritate them, which I imagine would be a lot of fun to do.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 pm

^.... I have stared at this image for a solid minute.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:00 pm

Comet TV?

Who are these guys? Not being carried on DirecTV from what I can find.
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm

It's a free streaming channel available on your computer or Roku stick or whatever. It's mostly just a place for MGM to put their genre film and TV catalog.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:58 pm

lhb412 wrote:It's a free streaming channel available on your computer or Roku stick or whatever. It's mostly just a place for MGM to put their genre film and TV catalog.

Hm. I don't really do streaming "television." It's weird. If something is on TV, I'll throw it on, but if something is on a streaming service, I'm always like 'Eh, I'd just pop in my disc if I wanted to watch that.' I almost never watch the new MST3K Turkey Day stuff for that reason...
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:11 pm

They’re also broadcast over-the-airwaves. We get comet tv with our rabbit ears. They kinda remind me of MeTV but not *exactly* the same (comet is more old movies, metv is more old tv series).
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Re: Monster Summer on Comet TV

Postby Joseph Goodman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:49 pm

You can watch Comet right on their website; the streaming quality is actually decent, in fact it looks better than the substation feed I get over FIOS. That's where I capped that title card from.
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