Saw a Takashi Miike picture called The Great Yokai War. "Yokai" is a Japanese term for monsters from folklore, as opposed to the more familiar kaiju. It's a kids' picture, about a young boy from Tokyo sent out to live in the countryside with his older sister and his intermittently senile grandfather. When a vengeful spirit appears, the boy gets caught up in a war between warring groups of yokai and must find his courage to become the "Kirin Rider", the hero who will set everything to rights. It's not a bad picture - nothing deep, but an amusing story. Some of the yokai are really trippy, Japanese folklore can get pretty "out there", apparently.

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Certainly the first American version.  I've heard that there were two different Japanese knock-offs made back in the 1930's, both of which are long lost.

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JD DeLuzio said:

I believe this was the first version since the original 1933 movie. It's not a bad version, especially since they had no CGI at the time.

For the morbidly curious, my Godzilla vs Kong review appear here and here.

Re-watched  Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), All Monsters Attack  (a.k.a. Godzilla's Revenge) (1969) and Godzilla vs. Hedorah (a.k.a. Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster) (1971)

Re-watching Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)  It is painfully obvious how much of this picture is re-used footage from earlier movies.

And skimped on the flying effects!

The Baron said:

Re-watching Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)  It is painfully obvious how much of this picture is re-used footage from earlier movies.

The Ghidorah prop they mad for Gigan was rigid and fake-looking and totally didn't match the footage from Monster Zero that they spliced in.

Philip Portelli said:

And skimped on the flying effects!

The Baron said:

Re-watching Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)  It is painfully obvious how much of this picture is re-used footage from earlier movies.

Re-watching Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Re-watched Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Re-watching Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Re-watched Godzilla (1984) and its American re-make Godzilla 1985, as well as Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989).

Now re-watching Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991).

Re-watched Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1993), Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) and Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995).

From the Red Lobster restaurant chain:

Re-watched Godzilla (1998), Godzilla 2000 (1999) and Godzilla vs.Megaguirus (2000).

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