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Godzilla vs the Sea Monster
Thomas
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From: Lake Mojave
Posted: 2008-10-11 6:31 pm   Permalink



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sushiman
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Joined: Jun 28, 2007
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From: Kumamoto , Japan
Posted: 2008-10-14 04:27 am   Permalink

Rodan used to live down the road from me near Mount Aso .

 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-10-17 10:31 am   Permalink

The Mothra singers are the Japanese folk songstresses the Peanuts. Great stuff, i have two cds that were burned from vinyl. These albums fit in quite well with mixes of bossa nova and easy listening music, and I often mix them into cds of jazz, exotica, the before mentioned styles for soundtracks for the cocktail evening. I highly recommend the albums, one is titled Folk Songs and the other i believe is titled The Peanuts. There are no Mothra soundtrack songs, but I am pretty sure those can be found on the Godzilla soundtracks released a few years back.
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Thomas
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From: Lake Mojave
Posted: 2008-10-17 2:16 pm   Permalink

Couldn't agree more -- via the magic of Youtube I quickly became a Peanutshead. OK, maybe that overstates it, but I like 'em. I gave this Youtube link earlier:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38lKyWH7Nio
and it is a great jumping off point. It has that jet-set late '60s feel in (then) newly prosperous and modernized Japan. It's great!
Don't mean to go too far off the Godzilla topic here, but after all The Peanuts have to be considered Godzilla royalty, being the Mothra Song girls.


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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3563
From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2008-10-24 7:43 pm   Permalink

Giant Monsters in a tropical setting?
What about...........

Yog The Space Amoeba

"A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant mutant monsters created by the aliens in an attempt to conquer the world.
This DVD comes with both the Dubbed and Subtitled Versions of the film. If you have never seen this film in its full widescreen glory this will be a real treat. The quality of the film and its soundtrack are phenomenal."

I have not scene this movie, but I think I may have to. The plot sounds too kooky!


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-11-08 1:24 pm   Permalink

Hmm... Space Amoeba... I know this film as Yog, Monster from Space. The giant squid is awesome!

The full-on Japanese title is: Gezora Ganime Kamēba Kessen! Nankai no Daikaijū Which translated to: "Gezora Ganime Kameba: Decisive Battle! Giant Monsters of the South Seas".

Gezora, Ganime, Kameba are the names of the monsters in the film. The title is typical of the crazy, unwieldy titles of the Toho monster films.

Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster in Japanese is: Gojira, Ebira, Mosura: Nankai No Dai Ketto, which translates to "Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Big Duel in the South Seas".

Lots of South Seas action in the Godzilla series. I guess Polynesia is exotic to everyone, so when they wanted to move the action away from Japan they ended up there!

I always thought some of the Godzilla films had an exotic, tropical (And tiki-inviting) feel to them, especially the films where they have dancing islanders praying to some deity or other (often Mothra).
In fact, I did a painting based on this film:


EBIRA ESTA EBRIA

By rearranging the letters of Ebira's name, you get EBRIA, Spanish for intoxicated. I figured since the action was in the south seas, he would be drunk on libations from a tiki mug, the mug being an actual life-size tiki, with a palm tree for garnish!
(Godzilla is annoyed because Ebira is too drunk to fight.)

I remember the surf elements of this soundtrack, didn't realize it had exotica influences as well! Worth checking out again! (And one more connection to tiki!)
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-03-27 10:04 am   Permalink

Quite a few tiki people seem to fans of monsters so I thought I would share this.
There is a Godzilla shaped bottle of shochu that you can buy in Marukai stores in California. It's a Japanese supermarket that also carries some Hawaiian food.
These pictures were taken at the location in Costa Mesa.
The much nicer and larger flagship Marukai store in Gardena also carries it. The second floor sells Japanese furniture, light fixtures and fountains. If you like the white ceramic Benihana mugs they've got a shelf of them in the housewares section.
Yes, the price is $223.98.



Godzilla not wrapped in plastic.


This is an article on the story behind the Godzilla design. He was comissioned by the film studio behind the Godzilla movies, Toho Co Ltd, to celebrate 55 years of Godzilla.
www.moippai.com/blog/2011/10/godzilla-sake/

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tobunga
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Posted: 2013-03-27 2:55 pm   Permalink

WHOA! That bottle is incredible! (so is the price tag!)

Very cool! Thanks for posting!


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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2014-05-23 7:47 pm   Permalink

Here's some screen caps I took and posted for said movie...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=302&forum=1&vpost=718032


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