The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 132 – KaiJune Spectacular! Death Kappa

This week on the Silver Emulsion Podcast, Stephen and I talk about a more recent kaiju film, Tomo’o Haraguchi’s Death Kappa (2010)! Listen and enjoy! 🙂

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Music Notes

Intro:

  • Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin

Outro:

  • Bill Conti – Runaway
    • For Your Eyes Only (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (iTunes, Amazon)

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Stephen reviews: Mikadoroid (1991)

mikadoroid_1Mikadoroid [ミカドロイド] (1991)
AKA Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Disco Club LaylaMikadoroido

Starring Hiroshi Atsumi, Sandayū Dokumamushi, Yoriko Dōguchi, Kenji Hayami

Directed by Satoo Haraguchi & Tomo’o Haraguchi


It’s time for some B-movie shlock, my friends. This time it’s coming from me instead of Will, which also means it’s coming from Japan. Actually, I’m still kind of amazed that anyone bothers to make US releases of Japanese B-movies, but here we are, so we might as well make the most of it. And while Mikadoroid is something of a mixed bag, there is definitely enough crazy shit to make a snack out of, if not a full meal, for any B-movie fan.

The film starts off with some cool black and white scenes set in World War II, punctuated by still shots for dramatic effect. This part of the film is actually pretty good as it explains that Japan was working on a cyborg super soldier experiment that might have turned the tide of the war (which I am going to assume is the titular Mikadoroid, not that the film ever says so). But as resources grew scarce, the government decided to cut off funding and shut the project down. But of course, there was one finished prototype that got locked away in the secret lab. Queue the plot of the film, as that prototype wakes up 45 years later to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting underground parking lot. Alright, I’ll admit that with the American title of Robokill Beneath Disco Club Layla I was hoping for more of a rampage inside the disco club, not in its parking garage, but I suppose I have only myself to blame as the title was completely accurate.

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