The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: Showa Completion (1954-1989) by John Lemay
Trade Paperback – Bicep Books – Jan 2021 – 375 pages
From the 1950s onwards, far eastern filmmakers from Japan, China, and Korea–but mostly Japan–cranked out a bevy of dai kaiju (“giant strange beast”) movies. This guidebook covers not only all the Godzilla and Gamera movies produced during Japan’s Showa Era (1954-1989), but also offshoots like Yongary, Monster From the Deep (1967), Agon, the Atomic Dragon (1968), Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972), Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977), and more! Also covered are a bevy of famous tokusatsu (“special effects”) films like Invisible Man vs. the Human Fly (1957), Submersion of Japan (1973), and Virus (1980). From classics like King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) to obscure rarities like 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army (1974), this book has got it all!