Terror of the Lost Tokusatsu Films by John LeMay
Hardcover – Bicep Books – Dec 2019 – 196 pages
Think The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films turned over every stone and revealed every surprise known to man? Think again. In the great tradition of the inevitable sequel delve into yet more unproduced scripts from the Land of the Rising Sun. Witness the confrontation between Mizuno the Gas Human and the Frankenstein monster in Frankenstein vs. the Human Vapor. Marvel at the Human Torch, which was both an attempt to revive Toho’s mutant films and also a stylistic continuation of the Bloodthirsty Trilogy. Thrill to the adventures of the Super Noah in The Flying Battleship which turned into TV’s Mighty Jack. Puzzle at an adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu’s post-apocalyptic thriller Japanese Apache starring the Crazy Cats. And, finally find out what happens After Japan Sinks! Also detailed are completed lost films like Shinichi Sekizawa’s Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers (1956) plus reviews of rare movies like Invisible Avenger (1954), Buruuba (1955), Woman Vampire (1959) and Blue Christmas (1978) to name only a few.