the beast from 20000 fathoms (1953)

  • keith: actually godzilla is technically a daikaiju
  • lance: ...
  • keith: "kaiju" just means "monster" or "strange creature", daikaiju are the big city-destroying ones. theyre a subcategory of kaiju
  • lance: ..........
  • keith: so "kaiju eiga", or "monster movie", is generally considered to refer to franchises like godzilla, mothra, rodan, and so on, but technically includes smaller monsters as well
  • lance: ...................
  • keith: also! kaiju is itself a subgenre of tokusatsu--
  • lance: please stop