Eastern Western

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Kaiju are just too big, aren’t they? Fay Wray could fit in Kong’s hand, meaning there could be meaningful monster-human interaction, but at 300ft tall or whatever he’s meant to be, Godzilla is just too enormous to be aware of humans as anything more than moving microdots. He didn’t even notice when Raymond Burr was slotted into his movie. And if you can overlook Raymond Burr, you have a size problem.

Mind you, I’m not saying this list of cowboy movies starring giant Japanese monsters would solve the problem.

JOHNNY GHIDORA

VARAN FROM LARAMIE

A FISTFUL OF DORATS

SHE WORE A YELLOW RODAN

TWO RODAN TOGETHER

LITTLE BIG MANDA

MATANGO NOTORIOUS

THE ASSASSINATION OF JET JAGUAR BY THE COWARD RAINBOW MOTHRA

MCCABE AND MRS MINILLA

DESTOROYAH RIDES AGAIN

GIGAN AT THE O.K. CORRAL

PAINT YOUR BARAGON

GODZILLA FORGIVES… I DON’T!

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14 Responses to “Eastern Western”

  1. The size of the original Godzilla compared to modern Tokyo (aww, bless him): http://geekologie.com/2016/08/the-size-of-the-original-godzilla-in-tok.php

  2. Terrific!

    Still, I don’t see why they don’t make a scene where the human hero ends up clinging to Godzilla’s head — at least it would allow some kind of connection.

  3. chris schneider Says:

    H-MAN OF THE WEST
    3:10 TO LATITUDE ZERO
    A FISTFUL OF HUMAN VAPOR

  4. FUNGUS OF TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN.

  5. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VARAN
    DRUMS ALONG THE MOGUERA

  6. HOW THE WEST WAS STOMPED FLAT
    THEY DIED WITH THEIR BIG RUBBER SUITS ON
    BUTCH CASSIDY AND MECHOSUNDANCE KID
    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE FRIGGIN’ HUGE
    DESTROY ALL VARMINTS

  7. My favorite so far is THEY DIED WITH THEIR BIG RUBBER SUITS ON

  8. INFRA-MAN FROM LARAMIE

  9. Yes, that’s a very good one.

    3:10 FROM YOG
    THE GAMERICANO
    THE BALLAD OF KAIJIN HOGUE

  10. A FISTFUL OF TOKYO

  11. I cannot resist:

    Soft Ghidorah, Hard Battles
    I Was A Teenage Mechagodzilla
    I’m All Right, Mothra
    The Scarlet Godzilla
    Kiss Me, Hedora
    Destry Rides King Ghidorah
    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Gigan
    A Room With a View of Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
    The Amazing Colossal Kaiju
    Attack of the 50ft Godzilla

  12. One-Eyed Jiger
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Gappa

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