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Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo: The Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films

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The author of "The Japanese Filmography" presents the definitive, extensively illustrated study of Japanese science fiction movies. With the "Godzilla" movies (1954-1995) at the center of it all, Galbraith has assembled a virtual "Who's Who" of filmography and interviews of the major players in this rising cult world of the fire-breathing lizard. 156 photos. 32 illustratio ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Feral House
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Jim Dooley
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is incredibly difficult for me to classify this book. Is it a history, a reference book, a collection of interviews, or the ultimate fanzine? The simple answer is that it is all of these and more. For me, I suppose it is closest to a lavishly illustrated special issue of the late, lamented CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN. That is likely why it is also one of my favorites.

I have pulled this book out to look up information as much as I have gone back to enjoy it as I would a beloved monster magazine. It
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Rod
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's next to impossible to explain to the unbelieving (or at least not-understanding) about the appeal of Japanese giant monster movies ("kaiju eiga"). But if you're already one of the converted, this book is a must. Not as thick and academic as some essays on the subject, this is simply a fan's guide to some of the essential movies and many of the well-known actors in the genre. With lots of background material in interviews too.
Phillip Lozano
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Unbelievably informative, well-written and just plain fun, Galbraith's tome is invaluable and authoritative. A real pleasure to devour or simply skim the various sections and articles, it's a fantastically good piece of work on the subject of the golden age of Japanese science fiction film.
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This was a very very informative book. I now realize I need to watch more Japanese movies. It was well written and documented. Lots of references.
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Stuart Galbraith IV is the author of seven books. He also makes DVD audio commentaries and liner-note essays, writes a DVD column for the English edition of "The Daily Yomiuri", and reviews DVDs at DVDTalk.com. He lives in Kyoto.
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