Director, Ishiro Honda, was born on May 7, 1911 in Yamagata, Japan. Honda died at the age of 81 on Feb 28, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan .
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The Great Monster Varan (1958, Honda Ishir?)By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 22, 2018 From The Stop Button
The only thing more tedious and lethargic than the first half of Varan is the second half of Varan. The first half has a motley crew of lepidopterologists awakening a giant monster. The second half has these lepidopterologists consulting with the military to destroy said monster. Not sure why the mi... Read full article
King Kong Escapes (1967, Honda Ishir?)By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 10, 2017 From The Stop Button
Despite lacking special effects and a phoned in score from Ifukube Akira (reusing his previous Godzilla themes to various effect), King Kong Escapes has quite a bit of charm to it. The film opens with Kong enthusiasts?really, they?re sitting around drawing pictures of him?Rhodes Reason and Takarada ... Read full article
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975, Honda Ishir?)By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 11, 2016 From The Stop Button
Terror of Mechagodzilla is an uncomplimentary mix of a sixties Godzilla movie with the production values of a seventies Godzilla movie. It’s got a lame monster with cool powers and a cool monsters with lame powers. The Mechagodzilla fight scene is mind-numbing. He shoots rockets at Godzilla. E... Read full article
Godzilla’s Revenge (1969, Honda Ishir?)By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 10, 2016 From The Stop Button
I don’t know if I wish Godzilla’s Revenge were better or if I just liked it more. Because I wanted to like it more–I wanted it to be as wacky as the concept would allow. The concept–a little boy (Yazaki Tomonori) gets valuable life lessons involving working parents, bank robb... Read full article
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964, Honda Ishir?)By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 2, 2015 From The Stop Button
I’m not sure if Mothra vs. Godzilla should be much better, but it certainly should be somewhat better. There are constant problems with the film; little things, big things, but clearly fixable things. Like the composite shots. They’re terrible. Director Honda, seemingly overwhelmed with ... Read full article
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