I was surprised at how thick Gamera‘s DVD collection was compared to Godzilla‘s DVD collection: THE BASEMENT BLU-RAY REVIEW: Gamera The Complete Collection by Arrow Video — David’s Basement of the Bizarre, original link: http://THE BASEMENT BLU-RAY REVIEW: Gamera The Complete Collection by Arrow Video — David’s Basement of the Bizarre. As I have never owned either DVD collection, it was eye-opening.
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju theme series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
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