Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Black Scorpion Coming to Blu-ray March 20th

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On March 20th we will be getting The Black Scorpion on Blu-ray for the first time, it has been out on DVD but we will now have the Blu-ray with 1080p resolution available to us. The Black Scorpion movie is about a giant prehistoric scorpions that attack a city in Mexico after they are freed from a volcano after an earthquake. The special effects for this movie were over seen by Willis O'Brien who was the lead stop motion effects coordinator on the original 1933 King Kong film. This movie is a great monster classic that I feel doesn't get that much attention and is definitely worth a watch if you are a fan of the giant monster genre.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Monster Profile: Garamon

Monster Name: Garamon
Movie Appearances: Ultra Q (T.V.Show)

Garamon is a giant android kaiju. Garamon is very strange looking the monster is very large and walks on two legs. It has short arms with long fingered hands that it flails about. Looking at pictures the Garamon do not appear to be very intimidating but when you see them moving in action they actually come off as quite the creepy kaiju. The hiss of a Garamon is a haunting sound once you have witnessed the destruction that one can leave. Garamon don't have any special abilities they are just extremely large, strong and durable thanks to there android parts.

Ultra Q Review: Episode 13 Garadama

The Plot:
This episode start off with a group of boys playing down by a stream when they notice something falling from the sky slowly and gently like a balloon, but it looked like a meteor. When the boys found the strange rocks crash site it indeed was a meteor but it was as light as air, so the boys decided to make up the name "Garadama" for the strange rock.  When the kids rush the garadama back to school to show there teacher, the teacher immediately contacts the Professor Ichinotani (the Professor we have seen reoccur through out the series with Ippei, Jun, and Yuriko).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monster Profile: Larugeus

Monster Name: Larugeus
Movie Appearances: Ultra Q (T.V. Show)
Larugeus is a white bird that has the ability to look like a small white everyday average size bird, but if the Larugeus becomes angry or hungry it has the ability to transform into a massive building sized bird in order to hunt food or defend it self. Besides being able to change sizes Larugeus can fly extremely fast when it's giant size causing high speed winds to be left in it's wake resulting in major destruction. Larugeus first appeared at a Zoo where it killed a Zoo keeper and ate all the animals at the zoo. The Larugeus then reverted back to its small form and was soon discovered by a little boy who did not know that this Larugeus was actually a dangerous creature. The Larugeus befriended the boy and helped protect him from the fishermen in his village. The Larugeus began feeding on the the villages live stock and the authories were called into capture it. Once captured the Larugeus became angered and grew into its gigantic form again and flew around causing destruction before flying out to sea never to be seen again. The Larugeus has not been seen since but it is believed to still be alive possibly feeding on the sea life as it fly's over the ocean.

Ultra Q Review: Episode 12 I Saw a Bird!

In this episode it starts off at a zoo where the early morning zoo keeper is doing his daily morning rounds, as he walks through the zoo the animals begin to panic in their cages, we then see the zoo keeper look to the sky and let out a scream. When the morning security shows up they find all the animals missing and the zoo keep barely alive they get to the zoo keeper just in time for him to tell them "I saw bird" then he immediately died after those words.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Monster Profile: Balloonga

Monster Name: Balloonga
Movie Appearances: Ultra Q (T.V Show)

Balloonga is a monster from space. Balloonga looks almost like a floating brain. At first Balloonga was the size of a regular party balloon but after using its ability to absorb all of Tokyo's energy and a Typhoon it became massive and a danger to the earth. Balloonga left earth after Japan launched a rocket that created an artificial sun, the Balloonga was immediately drawn to the energy and remains in orbit feeding on the artificial sun. It is believe that Balloonga actually became a star after absorbing all the energy of the artificial sun, therefore it is possible that all stars are actually Balloonga that have absorbed so much energy that they now burn with it.

Ultra Q Review: Episode 11 Balloonga

When a space shuttle returning from an exploratory mission crashes to Earth it brings a strange creature to Earth refereed to as Balloonga . The space shuttle crashed because it ran out of fuel. We quickly learn that it crashed because Balloonga feeds on all forms of energy. The Balloonga kept feeding on energy and kept getting larger and larger. Tokyo was completely shut down because all energy was absorbed, planes crashed when flying by Balloonga.

After some research by a newspaper it was discovered that this was not the first case of a Balloonga appearing on earth. A doctor had done a report years earlier about the Balloonga but was ridiculed by his colleagues for not having any proof to back his research, so the doctor stepped down and went into retirement. When the doctor was finally tracked down he suggested creating a missile that would create an artificial so that the Balloonga would be attracted to it and leave earth. Japan quickly pulled all it's resources to create the missile and quickly launch it into the atmosphere. The Balloonga was quickly drawn to it and left Tokyo and Earth. The Balloonga now remain in space feeding on the energy and glowing.

The end of this episode gives a theory that all stars are actually Ballongas that have absorbed so much energy. This episode was pretty good the story was very simple and not to complex the design of Ballonga was was pretty weird looking it looks almost like a floating brain with small tentacles coming out . Although Balloonga was basically just an ugly floating balloon it did not need to knock down buildings, or level a city to be a kaiju that caused chaos, it's ability to feed on all sources of energy was enough to cause hospitals to be shut down preventing people from getting surgeries, planes to crash, and much more chaos. Although this episode had a much more simple store than others it was still a really good episode. Ultra Q continues to impress me stay tuned for my next Ultra Q review.