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...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Gatchaman

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re looking at a slightly different kind of Tokusatsu today. Gatchaman is the big (for Japan) budget adaptation of a classic anime (which was brought over to the U.S.A. as Battle of the Planets (70s), G-Force (80s), and Eagle Riders (90s)), which heavily influenced Super Sentai … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kikaider Reboot

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where Shotaro Ishinomori is as respected as Stan The Man. Today’s subject is the gritty movie reboot of one of his classic creations, 2014’s Kikaider Reboot. Plot Rundown Newly orphaned siblings Mitsuko and Masaru Kohmyoji are attacked by the government agency that employed their … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where your author continues to be busier than expected! This week, we’re talking about the Power Rangers season that wasn’t, 2012’s Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters! Plot Rundown Three young heroes are recruited by Japan’s Energy Management Center to be become the Go-Busters, defenders … [Read more...]

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