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The Giant Behemoth
Dec 2
EPISODE 76 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about The Giant Behemoth. Directed by Eugene Lourie (Gorgo) with stop motion effects by Willis O’Brien (King Kong, Black Scorpion), does this movie hold up to those Kaiju Pod favorites? Listen to this episode to…
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion
Nov 18
EPISODE 75 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing the second film in the 1990s Gamera Trilogy! On the episode the guys discuss Gamera’s new secret powers like winged flight and chest lasers! We also get into dubbed swearing, bloody kaiju chunks, incredible…
Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit
Nov 4
EPISODE 74 – Ralph and Jorge watch an interesting one. Guilala returns to destroy the planet through recycled clips and strange new footage that takes place in a single valley set. But that’s not the weirdest thing to happen in this comedy monster spoof.…
The Black Scorpion
Oct 21
EPISODE 73 – Jorge and Ralph watched the 1957 American monster movie with stop motion effects by the legendary Willis O’Brien (King Kong)! Join the guys as they discover the world of the Black Scorpion! With its misleading title, the guys are surprised at…
Q: The Winged Serpent
Oct 7
EPISODE 72 – Ralph and Jorge watched Q, aka Q: The Winged Serpent from 1982. The story follows a police officer and a diamond thief as they try to go about their normal day-to-day business while a giant serpent attacks the citizens of New York City!…
Gorgo
Sep 23
EPISODE 71 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing Gorgo from 1961! It’s a man in the suit monster movie not from Japan and it is fantastic. With interesting effects and a fun story, is Gorgo good enough to crack our Top 5?! 9.12.2019 LISTEN HERE
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
Sep 9
EPISODE 70 – Ralph and Jorge watched the sequel to 1974 Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla? Well, not quite. In this 1993 film, we get a couple of Radons, Baby Godzilla, “Cornrows” Godzilla and the big Mecha-G! It doesn’t take a crotch brain to enjoy this one!…
Latitude Zero
Aug 26
EPISODE 69 – Jorge and Ralph watched one of the most insane movies so far! Ishiro Honda’s 1969 sci-fi, action, monster movie mashup. Latitude Zero!! Starring Joseph Cotton and Cesar Romero, this movie has more surprises than you can imagine! 8.13.2019…
King Kong (2005)
Aug 12
EPISODE 68 – Ralph and Jorge fall in love with Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of the 1933 classic. Jorge watched the theatrical cut and Ralph watched the extended version, which is full of bugs, monsters and fish! How does this version of Skull Island stack…
Rebirth of Mothra 2
Jul 29
EPISODE 67 – Jorge and Ralph sat through the entirety of Rebirth of Mothra 2. It was a tough one, but there is still plenty of fun stuff to talk about. Ghogo, Fairy, Barem, Dagahra and Aquamothra! We get another film with White Goo and we spend some time…
Atragon
Jul 15
EPISODE 66 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about “The Manda Movie”… well, actually it’s the 1963 Ishiro Honda film Atragon! Sure Manda is in the movie, but the guys are more impressed with Atragon aka Gotengo, a super submarine that appears to be…
JAWS
Jul 1
EPISODE 65 – Jorge and Ralph are celebrating The 4th of July by watching a true classic. Steven Spielberg’s JAWS! You know, Jaws. We don’t have to explain the movie in this description. 5.15.2019 LISTEN HERE
Mighty Joe Young
Jun 17
EPISODE 64 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1949 Cooper & Shoedsack classic. With amazing effects by Ray Harryhausen, we finally have an ape that both the audience and the characters can show sympathy for! Get ready to laugh, cry and cringe at Joe…
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Jun 3
EPISODE 63 – Jorge and Ralph each saw Mike Dougherty’s love letter to Toho fans twice, and are going to give their thoughts on Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)! Legendary releases their third film in the Monster Universe series and it is the biggest…
Godzilla (2014)
May 20
EPISODE 62 – Since Ralph and Jorge are getting excited to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters in theaters soon, they have decided to revisit Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla film! Does it hold up? We are about to find out! 5.06.2019 LISTEN HERE
Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe
May 6
EPISODE 61 – Jorge and Ralph welcome the return of Gamera with open arms! From 1995 comes this clip-free Gamera film packed to the gills with action and Jurassic Park references. 4.01.2019 LISTEN HERE
The Monster that Challenged the World
Apr 22
EPISODE 60 – Ralph and Jorge are chatting about the 1957 American monster movie! Is it a caterpillar, a snail or what?! Whatever it is, be sure to grab your fire extinguisher and fight back! 4.01.2019 LISTEN HERE
The Magic Serpent
Apr 8
EPISODE 59 – Jorge and Ralph watched this crazy movie filled with Ninjas, Samurai, Giant Spiders, Birds, Dragons & Frogs!! From 1966 comes The Magic Serpent. *No serpents were involved in the making this movie. 3.18.2019 LISTEN HERE
Daikaiju Baran
Mar 25
EPISODE 58 – Ralph and Jorge watched the original Japanese version of “Varan: The Unbelievable”! Join them as they check out the difference between this version and the Americanized version that they watched for Episode 50! 3.18.2019 LISTEN HERE
Space Amoeba
Mar 11
EPISODE 57 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the Ishiro Honda monster movie from 1970! Even though this movie is called Space Amoeba, it only takes place in outer space for a little bit. The majority of the film takes place on an island with … natives?!…
The Blob
Feb 25
EPISODE 56 – Ralph and Jorge are watching the 1958 classic, which may or may not be considered a Kaiju Film, but we don’t care because we love The Blob and want to talk about it! 2.04.2019 LISTEN HERE
The Super Inframan
Feb 11
EPISODE 55 – Jorge and Ralph watched the 1975 Shaw Brothers monster-fest! Super Inframan can only be described as “nuts”, which is mentioned numerous times on this episode! 1.02.2019 LISTEN HERE
Son of Godzilla
Jan 28
EPISODE 54 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about Jun Fukuda’s 1967 film, Son of Godzilla. Ralph kept falling asleep and has trouble keeping Kamacuras and Komunga straight while Jorge does a killer Minilla impression! 1.02.2019 LISTEN HERE
Gamera: Super Monster
Jan 14
EPISODE 53 – Jorge and Ralph step into a new decade as they welcome Gamera into 1980 with open arms! Unfortunately for them Gamera: Super Monster is nothing but a strange plot surrounding alien invaders in a Star Destroyer fighting against a trio of Super…
Destroy All Monsters
Dec 31, 2018
EPISODE 52 – Ralph and Jorge are celebrating their second anniversary show in grand fashion! On this episode we are dicussing Ishiro Honda’s 1968 epic! Aliens from outer space take control over Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, Mothra, Minilla,…
The Giant Claw
Dec 17, 2018
EPISODE 51 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about The Giant Claw from 1957. There’s not much to say about the Giant Claw except for that he/she is a winged monster from 17,000,000 B.C. or another dimension, who reproduces asexually (?), has an anti-matter…
Varan the Unbelievable
Dec 3, 2018
EPISODE 50 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1962 American version of Daikaiju Baran, aka Varan: The Unbelievable! A lot has been cut out of the original Ishiro Honda film for this version, and without knowing that ahead of time, we can tell! With only…
Gamera vs. Zigra
Nov 19, 2018
EPISODE 49 – Jorge and Ralph have a lot of questions about Gamera vs Zigra! From the good guys of Sea World to the bad guys from the planet Zigra, this movie is chock-full of question marks! We do know one thing, this film is incredibly intriguing and…
Return of Daimajin
Nov 5, 2018
EPISODE 48 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about the sequel to the 1966 giant statue movie. Daimajin. You would think that since Majin was setup in the first film, that we would be able to catch a glimpse of him much sooner in this one. That’s not the case.…
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Oct 22, 2018
EPISODE 47 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing Ishiro Honda’s final Godzilla movie, which pits the Big G up against Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus! Due to strange circumstances, the guys watched two different versions of the film, one which included some…
Rebirth of Mothra
Oct 8, 2018
EPISODE 46 – Ralph and Jorge are watching this TOHO children’s film from 1996. Mothra and her offspring fight the three headed Desghidorah to the glittery death!! Witness the saddest Kaiju death in our show’s history and cringe at the most annoying…
The Mysterians
Sep 24, 2018
EPISODE 45 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about Ishiro Honda’s 1957 sci-fi war film, The Mysterians. The plot is simple enough. A race of strange visitors from outer space come to Earth and will live here peacefully under two conditions. We give them 3km…
Son of Kong
Sep 10, 2018
EPISODE 44 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1933 sequel to King Kong! Carl Denham is back and has just as little sympathy as ever!! We find out who Kiko is, the importance of saving the monkey band, Ralph’s crush for Helen Mack, random earthquakes and…
The Meg
Aug 27, 2018
BONUS EPISODE 5 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the latest giant shark film. The Meg (2018)! From director Jon Turteltaub comes a film that pits Jason Statham, and a group of oceanographers, against a prehistoric Megalodon or two!! 8.22.18 LISTEN HERE
Gamera vs. Jiger
Aug 13, 2018
EPISODE 43 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1968 film, Gamera vs Jiger aka Gamera vs Monster X. We take a look inside the body of Gamera, discuss the sexuality of Jiger and wonder what exactly the baby Jiger is squirting! 7.23.2018 LISTEN HERE
The War of the Gargantuas
Jul 30, 2018
EPISODE 42 – Jorge and Ralph are watching the 1966 follow up to Ishiro Honda’s Frankenstein Conquers the World! After the previous Frankenstein movie shot up to number three on our Kaiju Pod Top 5, the anticipation and expectations are through the roof!…
Godzilla vs. Megalon
Jul 16, 2018
EPISODE 41 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about Godzilla, Megalon, Gigan and Jet Jaguar! It’s finally time to take a look at Godzilla vs Megalon. There is so much to unwrap in this film but we really just want to talk about that fish paddler! 6.08.2018…
Matango
Jul 2, 2018
EPISODE 40 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the 1963 Ishiro Honda horror film also known as Attack of the Mushroom People! What happens when you take the cast of Gilligan’s Island, turn them into a bunch of a-holes then set them loose on an island…
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
Jun 18, 2018
EPISODE 39 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about the Toho animated Godzilla film. In this first installment of the trilogy, Earth has been overrun by monsters and Godzilla is king! It’s up to a small group of humans, who have returned from space 20,000…
Frankenstein Conquers the World
Jun 4, 2018
EPISODE 38 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the 1965 Ishiro Honda Kaiju movie masterpiece! Frankenstein Conquers the World aka Frankenstein vs Baragon is a crazy blend of sci-fi, horror and kaiju movie all rolled into one. This is a movie that you do…
Monsters
May 21, 2018
EPISODE 37 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about Gareth Edwards’ 2010 low budget monster movie! The film follows two characters who are traveling through South America in the wake of a Kaiju attack. 3.22.2018 LISTEN HERE
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
May 7, 2018
EPISODE 36 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the 1991 Toho Godzilla film that has it all! Robots, time travel, UFOs, Dorats, Dinosaurs and most importantly Mecha-King Ghidorah!! Will this movie break our Kaiju Pod Top 5? There’s only one way to find…
Gamera vs. Guiron
Apr 23, 2018
EPISODE 35 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about Gamera vs. Guiron. But first, we have come up with our official Kaiju Podcast Top 5! We have compiled a list of our favorite Kaiju films so far. Will Gamera vs. Guiron make it onto the list? Listen to find…
Rampage
Apr 16, 2018
BONUS EPISODE 4 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about RAMPAGE, the 2018 film based on the classic 1986 video game! We talk about destruction, bad guys, good guys, tanks, the lack of naked people and even more DESTRUCTION! 4.13.18 LISTEN HERE
King Kong
Apr 9, 2018
EPISODE 34 – Ralph and Jorge are in awe of the 8th Wonder of the World. King Kong! From 1933 comes one of the greatest stories to grace the silver screen. The guys discuss the amazing FX, the incredible landscapes of Skull Island, the lack of compassion…
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Apr 2, 2018
BONUS EPISODE 3 – Jorge and Ralph return to the Shatterdome to witness the latest battle between the Kaiju and Jaegers! Pacific Rim Uprising continues ten years after the events of the first film. A lot has changed in the world and we here to break it…
Gamera vs. Viras
Mar 26, 2018
EPISODE 33 – Ralph and Jorge are watching Gamera vs. Viras aka Destroy All Planets! It’s the story about our hero Gamera saving a campground and the world!! Find out what it takes to make a giant Viras monster. Enjoy drinking something better than juice.…
Godzilla vs. Biollante
Mar 12, 2018
EPISODE 32 – Jorge and Ralph have a lot to unpack after watching this 1989 Godzilla film. They have so many questions about Godzilla Cells, Spies, Dead Daughters and THE DEVIL MAN! 1.22.18 LISTEN HERE
Them!
Feb 26, 2018
EPISODE 31 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing Them! (1954). On this episode they chat about ants, crushes from the past, ants, the Wilhelm scream and ANTS!! GIANT. PUPPET. ANTS! 12.04.17 LISTEN HERE
Pacific Rim
Feb 12, 2018
EPISODE 30 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 Kaiju vs. Robot epic, Pacific Rim! On this episode, we take a look at every single Kaiju and Jaeger fight, and become fearful of what our Drift partners would find out about our…
Godzilla 1985
Jan 29, 2018
EPISODE 29 – Ralph and Jorge had a bit of a mixup! Ralph was under the impression that Godzilla 1985 was a U.S. & Japanese co-production starring Raymond Burr and ended up watching Godzilla aka The Return of Godzilla (1984), while Jorge watched Godzilla…
Gamera vs. Gyaos
Jan 15, 2018
EPISODE 28 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing their favorite Gamera movie to date! They fall in love with Gyaos’ incredible laser abilities, discuss where his pee clouds are coming from, Gamera’s purple blood and a whole lot more! 8.25.17 LISTEN HERE
Gojira & Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
Jan 1, 2018
EPISODE 27 – Ralph and Jorge are celebrating one year of the Kaiju Podcast with a double dose of Godzilla! They are watching Gojira (1954) and the American counterpart Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956) starring Raymond Burr as reporter Steve Martin.…
Godzilla vs. Gigan
Dec 18, 2017
EPISODE 26 – Jorge and Ralph are chatting about the Godzilla movie that has it all! Godzilla, Anguirus, King Ghidorah and the debut of Gigan! Gigan is a space monster with an arsenal that will make Godzilla bleed. A lot! We talk about Momagon, Shukra,…
It Came from Beneath the Sea
Dec 4, 2017
EPISODE 25 –San Francisco doomed! Golden Gate Bridge UPROOTED! Buildings topple! What city will be next? Ralph and Jorge are discussing the American produced giant octopus film from 1955. It Came from Beneath the Sea!! The guys chat about the magic of Ray…
Godzilla vs. Hedorah
Nov 20, 2017
EPISODE 24 – Jorge and Ralph are baffled and entertained (?) by this 1971 Godzilla classic. It’s Big G vs the Smog Monster (Hedorah) in a film full of psychedelic imagery and heavy handed messages. It’s gross, it’s violent and it’s for kids? There’s a lot…
King Kong Escapes
Nov 6, 2017
EPISODE 23 – Ralph and Jorge have visited Mondo Island and witnessed King Kong Escapes! Join them as they discuss Mechani-Kong, Doctor Hu, hovercrafts, serpents, Gorosaurus, Castor Oil and a whole lot more!! 5.23.17 LISTEN HERE
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Oct 23, 2017
EPISODE 22 – Jorge and Ralph are chatting about the very last Godzilla film EVER… or until the Millenia Series showed up a few years later. Godzilla’s heart is in the middle of a nuclear meltdown and Godzilla Junior is be threatened by an all new monster…
Gamera vs. Barugon
Oct 9, 2017
EPISODE 21 – Ralph and Jorge jump back into the land of Gamera. This time they get an opponent for everyone’s favorite giant turtle! Barugon is a unicorn lizard (?) that shoots rainbows out of his back? Yeah, that’s it! The guys discuss purple blood,…
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla
Sep 25, 2017
EPISODE 20 – Jorge and Ralph watched Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla from 1994! The movie stars Godzilla, Spacegodzilla, Little Godzilla, Moguera and a tiny Mothra! The guys also chat about Godzilla’s armpit, blood bullets, magical earrings and a whole lot…
The X from Outer Space
Sep 11, 2017
EPISODE 19 – From Shochiku films comes The X from Outer Space! Starring the childishly named Guilala (pronounced Goo-la-la) Ralph and Jorge tackle this incredibly bizarre film from 1967 and ponder the hatred towards astronaut Lisa. 4.18.17 LISTEN HERE
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Aug 28, 2017
EPISODE 18 – Jorge and Ralph are stepping into the 70s with Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Ralph gets a rare appearance by one of his all time favorite Kaiju. The guys talk about Pipes, Ape Aliens, stalactite buttons, long songs and tons of BLOOD!! 4.18.17…
The Host
Aug 14, 2017
EPISODE 17 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing The Host from 2006, directed by Joon-Ho Bong (Snowpiercer, Okja). The story follows a family who have lost a child during a giant monster attack in South Korea. The guys discuss the horror aspects of the film…
Godzilla 2000
Jul 31, 2017
EPISODE 16 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the triumphant return of Godzilla! After the CGI 1998 film, Toho returned to the world of Godzilla and brought back the man in the rubber suit! The guys breakdown the evolution of Orga and have a discussion…
Daimajin
Jul 17, 2017
EPISODE 15 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about Daimajin, the statue that eventually comes to life and wreaks havoc on a small samurai village! The guys agree that the FX and monster design are pretty cool, but wish that the guy had joined the movie for…
Ultraman: The Little Hero
Jul 10, 2017
BONUS EPISODE 2 – Jorge and Ralph are joined by Michael Giacchino (ROAR! Cloverfield Overture, Spider-man Homecoming) for a special Ultraman themed episode! They discuss episode 37 “The Little Hero”, in which the Science Patrol is given a warning from the…
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Jul 3, 2017
EPISODE 14 – Ralph and Jorge are chatting a lot about Godzilla’s butthole, but don’t blame us, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus brought it up first! We also discuss the return of the Meganulon dragonfly creatures from Rodan! 1.26.17 Listen Here
Mothra
Jun 19, 2017
EPISODE 13 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the original 1961 Mothra stand alone film. We learn about the origins of Mothra, the first glimpse at the Mothra Twins, aka Fairies, babies in peril and one of the biggest jerks to ever grace the big screen.…
Gamera: The Invincible
Jun 5, 2017
EPISODE 12 – Ralph and Jorge dissect the first adventure of Gamera (aka Gamera:The Giant Monster), the giant turtle from the past! With little to no knowledge of the character, they learn about Gamera’s secret origins and discover the mysterious Z Plan!…
Godzilla’s Revenge
May 22, 2017
EPISODE 11 – Jorge and Ralph watched Godzilla’s Revenge, aka All Monsters Attack from 1969. There are more monsters than you can shake a stick at, unfortunately, most of them are from recycled footage. Bummer. But we do get an all new and unique monster.…
Colossal
May 15, 2017
BONUS EPISODE 1 – Ralph and Jorge saw Colossal (2017). It’s a unique take on Kaiju films starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Bake Nelson and Dan Stevens. The movie centers around a woman who wakes up one morning and realizes that…
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
May 8, 2017
EPISODE 10 – On this episode Ralph and Jorge are talking about Godzilla GMK from 2001. Godzilla is evil and has a new intimidating look. Biker gangs wear pink. Godzilla’s heart pumps sea water and we get a monster brawl involving Godzilla, Mothra and King…
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
Apr 24, 2017
EPISODE 9 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing Toho’s 1966 Godzilla classic. The guys talk about yellow liquid, red bamboo and, wait for it…ISLANDERS?! Oh no. They also get into the epic rock battle between Ebirah and Godzilla as well as dance contests.…
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Apr 10, 2017
EPISODE 8 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about Toho’s 2003 kaiju film, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.! On this episode they are discussing Mothra and Mechagodzilla versus an evil Godzilla! They discuss what it takes to snatch a fly out of mid air and talk about…
Kong: Skull Island
Mar 27, 2017
EPISODE 7– Jorge and Ralph are diving deep into Kong: Skull Island. They discuss all of the action, drama, creatures and Kong’s weapons in the latest Legendary Monsterverse film! No stone will be left unturned on this king sized episode! Side note, that…
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Mar 13, 2017
EPISODE 6– On this episode, Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 2002 Toho Kaiju movie, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla! Can skeletons hear? Can your mom be a potted plant? Can you just decide to walk through a building? Find out all this and more!! 11.29.16…
Rodan
Feb 27, 2017
EPISODE 5 – Jorge and Ralph are chatting about the 1956 Toho classic. Rodan! Born from Russian nuclear testing, 2 Rodan…Rodans…creatures hatch from eggs to terrorize a small mining town all while munching on wingless dragonflies!! Is this the best movie…
Monster Zero
Feb 13, 2017
EPISODE 4 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1965 film Monster Zero (aka Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, Battle of the Astros, Invasion of Planet X, The Great Monster War, War of the Monsters)! The guys discuss what it would take to cosplay as the Invaders…
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Jan 30, 2017
EPISODE 3 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)! They talk about the brutal battle of titans, as well as tree eating, electricity and the questionable casting of the natives of Faro Island. 11.22.16 Listen Here
Shin Godzilla
Jan 16, 2017
EPISODE 2 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 2016 Toho Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla aka Godzilla Resurgence! The guys cover all of Godzilla’s new powers, whether he is CG or a guy in a suit, conference room scenes and a whole lot more! 11.14.16 Listen…