Tokusatsu Gesundheit: I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where even the holidays are morphenomenal! We’re cheating a little and watching Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Season 3, Episode 16: I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger! Plot Rundown It turns out that the Emperor of Evil, Lord Zedd, isn’t a big fan of the Holiday season. He sends his … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Mechanical Violator Hakaider

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where Chris really needs to check on the availability of a film before committing to it. Instead The Mysterians, we’ll be watching the post-apocalyptic Kikaider spin-off Mechanical Violator Hakaider! Plot Rundown A group of scavengers in a post-apocalyptic future accidentally … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we rely on nerds more obsessive than ourselves to get our hands on stuff not available outside of Japan. That’s rarely truer than today, when we’re watching a direct to video spin-off to a Kamen Rider series – Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser. Plot Rundown We open … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie

  Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where beloved children’s shows of the 1980s get rebooted for modern audiences – yep, that’s an international phenomenon. We’re watching an example of said phenomenon AND discussing the third pillar of Toei’s Tokusatsu legacy with 2012’s Space Sheriff Gavan: The … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we follow long-running franchises into some dark places. Few long-runner installments are darker than 1992’s horror-tinged take on the Kamen Rider franchise, Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue. Plot Rundown Young motorcycle racer Shin Kazamatsuri dreams, in the first person, of … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Frankenstein Conquers The World

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where even American monsters are seen through a Japanese lens. Today, in honor of the Halloween season, we’re watching the 1965 Toho/UPA coproduction Frankenstein Conquers The World. Plot Rundown In the waning days of World War II, the still-beating heart of Frankenstein’s Monster … [Read more...]

Want Free Tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical?

Of course you do! If you knew you wanted them, go here and click "Share" to put your name in the hat (make sure you share is set on "public" so we can see you shared it). If you didn't know that, let us explain why you want them...  A Review Evil Dead; The Musical is a loving musical parody of Sam Raimi's classic … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Welcome to Strange Times & Places, where super heroes are taken from their familiar surroundings and put into…strange times and places. We kick things off by looking at DC’s first outright Elseworlds movie, Justice League: Gods & Monsters. How’s It Different? It’s what I like to call a "Royale With … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: King Kong Escapes

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where practical effects are king and rubber suits work best. Today, we’re watching the 1966 Japanese/American co-production, King Kong Escapes. Plot Rundown When his mining robot, Mechanikong, fails in obtaining the highly radioactive Element X, the evil Dr. Who (no relation) sets … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Super Inframan

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re taking a trip across the Yellow Sea from our usual fare to watch the Chinese Kung-Fu Tokusatsu, Super Inframan! Plot Rundown Demon Princess Elzebub frees herself and her monster army from the core of the Earth after millions of years spent dormant. She delivers … [Read more...]

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