The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

Join hosts Byrd and Matt as they discuss all things giant monsters, tokusatsu, and Japanese fantasy films. We'll also cover comics, cartoons, toys, books, and more! Come here for a regular dose of everything from Godzilla and Gamera to King Kong and Ray Harryhausen to Ultraman, and everything in between!


episode 248: The Final War (1960) aka World War III Breaks Out

Byrd and Matt discuss the rare Toei disaster drama, The Final War.  The film takes inspiration from the same story as Toho's more often seen The Last War from the following year and tells the stories of several groups of average Japanese citizens as the Cold War escalates into a nuclear apocalypse.  In addition to the film, we also talk about how it competed with The Last War and how they compare, Japan's Cold War anxiety, and more!  But first, we have a brief news roundup and discuss the recent Godzilla Boss Coffee commercial, the recent Godzilla ride at Seibuen Amusement Park, and the announcement of Hideaki Anno's Shin Kamen Rider.  Relax and enjoy the show!


 2021-07-11  1h1m