Tag: Ishirô Honda

The Bigger They Come Part 11 (King Kong Escapes, 1967)

King Kong Escapes features King Kong fighting a robot version of himself created by an evil organization bent on taking over the world.  The leaders of this plot are Madame Piranha (Japanese Version)/Madame X (the American version) and a guy named Dr. Who.  While…

The Bigger They Come Part 8 (Godzilla: King of Monsters, 1956)

Filmmakers wanted to bring Godzilla to American audiences, and what they thought Godzilla needed was a white guy’s perspective.  Godzilla: King of Monsters was not so much a remake as it was a revision of the original film.  Adding footage of Raymond Burr, the…

The Bigger They Come Part 7 (Godzilla, 1954)

In 1954 with fears of nuclear annihilation feeding filmmakers hearts, it is no surprise Japan provided the most memorable monster of all. The film begins with a series of mysterious freighter accidents.  As attempts to determine the cause turn up no answers, an unseen…