Obscure Kaiju & Other Giant Monsters

Discussion in 'Other Kaiju and Fantastic Creatures Discussion' started by monsterslayers, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Cam Eleon

    Cam Eleon Moderator Staff Member

    [​IMG] ^ I'll still take The Mighty Gorga for the win in the "Worst monster suit ever" catagory. This one is actually pretty amazing, given India's shoestring budgets. Attractive? No. But, amazing.
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  2. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

    PURANA PRUSH (1978)
    This movie from India, akin to AADI YUG (which has footage from FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD), which came out the same year, also has crappy dinosaurs as well as footage from THE VALLEY OF GWANGI and the 1960 remake of THE LOST WORLD.
    Here are some pics.
    Yes this dinosaur breathes fire.
    Also, there is a bear, tiger, snakes and pair of awful gorillas.
    It is available on YouTube.
    Here is the poster.
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
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  3. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

    There are giant spiders in this one.

    There is a giant spider in this one as well. Not to mention a giant water buffalo-rhinoceros hybrid.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016
  4. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

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  5. Kevzilla

    Kevzilla Mecha Kaiju Forum Master

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  7. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

    Giant bird and flying dragon. This Hong Kong film has special effects done by a Japanese team.
  8. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

    MONSTERS (1993)
    Russian sci-fi movie with Bert I. Gordon-style visual effects.
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  10. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

    Paul Terry cashes in with the success of ONE MILLION B.C. (1940) with a cartoon about cave people and dinosaurs.
    There are also prehistoric mammals in the mix. Specifically, woolly mammoth and saber-toothed tiger.

    In 1952, Nobuhiko Obayashi, did his own version of KING KONG when he was a teenager. It was animated entirely in stop-motion.
    However, in his 1979 film, THE ADVENTURES OF KOSUKE KINDAICHI, a statue of Godzilla is seen in an art gallery. It is spoofing Aguste Rodin's "The Thinker".
  11. DinoGeekProductions

    DinoGeekProductions Mecha Kaiju Forum Master

    Looks like I have a pair of movies for you guys, both from mainland China.

    I don't mind linking to the posters, but I don't know what these movies are called and I really hesitate to offer anything as definitive. This is just the closest Google translate can get.

    "Coming of the Animals"/"Animal Strike" are two titles Google's coming up for this one, but all of the movie posters say "Monster Mayhem":
    Translated movie page: https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=zh-CN&sp=nmt4&u=https://movie.douban.com/subject/27034867/?from=subject-page&usg=ALkJrhj0gA6Upfzjti-U8JklPT46dgPPJg

    The other that really piqued my interest is an absurd-looking, little movie that goes by the wordy title of "The Fall of the Supernatural Event". Apparently this is a time travel caper about researchers investigating a dragon sighted in 1934. Somehow shootouts with future guns factor into the proceedings.

    The translated movie page: https://translate.googleusercontent...80936/&usg=ALkJrhjtDYN_w13VIAucGmKmVE7mMhhwPw

    If anyone has any more information about any of these movies, I'd appreciate it.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
  12. SuperXAsh

    SuperXAsh Neo Kaiju Forum Master

    the first one looks pretty neat. not 100% sure about the other XD

    nice find. thanks for sharing
  13. DinoGeekProductions

    DinoGeekProductions Mecha Kaiju Forum Master

    Some rubber monsters.

    Up first is a TV movie, "Stanley's Dragon", the advertising for which promises the "excitement of Dragonheart and the emotion of Free Willy". This one actually made it to DVD, and it seems as though it's in no short supply, either.

    The other is not a giant monster. Why share it, then? Because it looks fun in a Roger Corman kind of way. From the Philippines, "Balawis":

    I was also able to locate the personal web page of effects artist Noel Layon Flores, who uploaded pictures of a number of props from Balawis and other projects, including preliminary mock-ups of Balawis:
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  14. mattman

    mattman Ultra Kaiju Master

    THE GIANTS (1969).
    This animated film from Czechoslovakia by Gene Deitch features, two dwarfs and two giants.
    Allen Swift does the voice work for the English dub. Miroslav Machácek and Josef Somr do the voices for the Czech dub.
    It has a deep and symbolic.
    The film was written with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in mind, but the invading Soviets interpreted it as a comment on US-Soviet relations and shortly after its release in Czechoslovakia the film was banned.
    This movie was in production in Czechoslovakia in August 1968 when the Soviets invaded. Director Gene Deitch and his wife Zdenka Deitchová fled the country with the film's layouts, afraid that the Soviets would expel him but not allow his wife, a Czech citizen, to leave.
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