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Old July 8 2013, 02:56 PM   #16
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Re: Show me a kaiju-giant robot film..

^ I think it's more discounted for being done in animated form

20 years of Power Rangers (more for sentai), Evangelion, Megas XLR, among others but this may be a first for live action film (again disregarding Power Rangers...)
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Old July 8 2013, 03:58 PM   #17
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you can't just disregard power rangers because it's a terrible film either. it happened. (unfortunately)
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Old July 9 2013, 07:18 PM   #18
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Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. TV show, not a film, but close enough.
To be fair - American International took the compilation film (made from the TV episodes) and released it as a film. (I still get a kick out of listening the the english language voice actor who did Emperor Guillotine over dramatize his lines - really works for that character.)
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Old July 9 2013, 08:10 PM   #19
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you can't just disregard power rangers because it's a terrible film either. it happened. (unfortunately)
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Old July 9 2013, 09:40 PM   #20
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This may be why it is best for Cthulhu to never appear on screen. It is going to be very hard to have him not appear as something from a kids show. Now, the ironic thing is this. The Alert was supposed to meet the dread one around mid March 1925. Know what else occurred during that time? The Tri-State Tornado.

Some storms even produces something very like tentacles
http://www.stormtrack.org/forum/show...ernal-Vortices!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdmTpsyQinM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQDkmziz1n8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_26akyADLs
http://stormhighway.com/may312013.shtml

I might try a link there, but end it with something along the lines of "What The moon brings" to see the Dread one only at the last.
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Old July 9 2013, 11:08 PM   #21
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Same with Mechagodzilla and Mecha-Kong. Infra-Man is a cyborg.

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Old July 9 2013, 11:08 PM   #22
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This may be why it is best for Cthulhu to never appear on screen. It is going to be very hard to have him not appear as something from a kids show.

Cthulhu did appear onscreen in the Real Ghostbusters episode "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" [sic]. Which was nominally a kids' show, but wasn't really.
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Old July 10 2013, 02:54 AM   #23
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There's a little known Japanese movie called Yamato Takeru and the European movie Negadon to add to the list of live action kaiju, giant robot films.
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Old July 10 2013, 06:33 PM   #24
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^RAMA mentioned Robot Jox in the first post. It's mecha vs. mecha, not mecha vs. kaiju, so it doesn't fit the category under discussion here.

I rewatched Robot Jox just recently. It's an interesting film, with a script by SF great Joe Haldeman (I gather the director dumbed it down a lot from what Haldeman wanted, but there's still some intelligence there).

Joe Haldeman is fairly pleased with the movie as it turned out. It had a great music score as well.

Robot Wars, and another film were loose sequels to Robot Jox, but even these robot vs robot movies are uncommon Except in even lower grade B movies.
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Old July 10 2013, 06:36 PM   #25
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Same with Mechagodzilla and Mecha-Kong. Infra-Man is a cyborg.

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I meant all of them. I guess the newer ones use the robot as Pacific Rm does, but ultimately they are all Kaiju-vs Robot.
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Old July 11 2013, 06:48 PM   #26
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Re: Show me a kaiju-giant robot film..

Oh and who can forget Asylum's mockubuster ATLANTIC RIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVpQmZmKNmo
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Old July 13 2013, 03:54 AM   #27
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Oh and who can forget Asylum's mockubuster ATLANTIC RIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVpQmZmKNmo

Oh Lord, I think I posted about that..but it's such a rip off its probably not worth mentioning.
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Old July 13 2013, 06:26 PM   #28
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^ Damn, they're really verging on plagiarism there.
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Old July 13 2013, 07:03 PM   #29
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Oh and who can forget Asylum's mockubuster ATLANTIC RIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVpQmZmKNmo
Watched it on the 4th of July. For an Asylum movie it wasn't that bad. Good for a low budget movie and I liked the design of the monsters.
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Oh and who can forget Asylum's mockubuster ATLANTIC RIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVpQmZmKNmo
Watched it on the 4th of July. For an Asylum movie it wasn't that bad. Good for a low budget movie and I liked the design of the monsters.
Ok I managed to get through the movie but I ffwded a bit. My wife lasted 20 minutes. It was pretty awful in every way, the robot design: uninspired, the monsters: poor cgi. The acting was grade z. It is however, a perfectly legitimate live action kaiju-giant robot movie, albeit inspired by Pacific Rim.
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