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 257: Sonny Chiba Tribute Special

Byrd, Matt and Trev celebrate the legacy of Japanese action star Sonny Chiba, who recently passed away at the age of 82.  We talk about Chiba's humble beginnings as a star of low budget tokusatsu productions, becoming a global martial arts icon, and his impact on the Japanese film industry.  We also review four classic Chiba-starring tokusatsu films- the early superhero films Invasion of the Neptune Men and The Golden Bat, the 1975 disaster thriller The Bullet Train, and the samurai vs. soldiers showdown G.I. Samurai.  Sit back, relax and join us in celebrating the legacy of one of the most bad ass stars of all time!


 2021-09-13  2h52m