Godzilla, King of the Monsters: the first 60 years of destruction in title cards.


Toho’s Godzilla Blu-ray covers. Hail to the king, baby.


My first introduction to Godzilla was this segment of an old VHS tape simply called “Tyrannosaurus Rex” released by a group called Diamond Entertainment in 1992. 

It’s a public-domain footage fest with a slow soft-spoken narrator and occasionally dubious science, but towards the end, they showed clips from “Godzilla vs Monster Zero” and “Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster” dubbed over with dumb guy voices and culminating in a singalong to Take Me Out to the Ballgame over Godzilla and Rodan’s rock fight.

Enjoy a quick trip back to the days when VHS ruled the earth.

Weekly Film Focus: During the early stages of development, King Ghidorah’s wings were envisaged as being rainbow coloured, and the three-headed monster was intended to breath fire, instead of gravity bolts (Ishiro Honda’s GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER).


Emi and Yumi Itō: The Peanuts

Emi Itō  伊藤エミ | April 1st, 1941 - June 15th, 2012

Yumi Itō 伊藤ユミ |  April 1st, 1941 - May 18th, 2016

A Japanese vocal duo comprised of twin sisters Emi and Yumi Itō, iconic to fans of kaiju cinema as the first cinematic incarnation of the Shobijin: Mothra’s tiny twin priestesses. I’ll always remember them most for the hauntingly beautiful “Sacred Springs”, from Ishiro Honda’s Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964).

Pictured above:

Mothra (1961)

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)