The Monster Island Film Vault

A podcast seeking entertainment and enlightenment through tokusatsu. Origin Story: After vacationing on the Monsterland Resort, professional writer/raging nerd Nathan Marchand got a job as the curator of the Vault containing the films about Monster Island’s many kaiju residents. Now he and his intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA (who miraculous survived the infamous War in Space), record a bi-weekly podcast critically and academically examining each of the films in the prestigious Vault with one to four guest hosts chosen from Monster Island’s many tourists. Philosophy: Kaiju and/or tokusatsu fans will tell you these genres are undeniably fun. What’s often missed, though, are the deeper meanings below the sensational surface. Meanings entrenched in the story’s original historical and cultural context. That’s why this podcast believes in film appreciation. What’s that? It’s studying a movie’s script, direction, cinematography, and other aspects of filmmaking. It’s learning how and why it was created since movies aren’t made in a vacuum. This is especially true with foreign films. Non-native audiences are separated by both time and culture with them...

http://monsterislandfilmvault.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 48m. Bisher sind 44 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 21 hours 19 minutes

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Bonus Episode #5: First Anniversary Special


Hello, kaiju lovers! Today’s special bonus episode is long, but can you blame us? It’s for MIFV’s first anniversary! Nathan makes a rare OOC (out…


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 2020-09-30  2h24m
 
 

Episode 25: ‘Dogora, the Space Monster’ (feat. Michael ‘The Kaiju Groupie’ Hamilton)


Hello, kaiju lovers! Making his third trip to Monster Island—but his first appearance on MIFV—is none other than the Kaiju Groupie himself, Michael Hamilton. He…


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 2020-09-23  1h4m
 
 

Episode 24: The Metters vs. ‘Return of Daimjain’


Hello, kaiju lovers! We have many happy (and not-so-happy) returns in this episode. Nathan’s friends Joe and Joy Metter are back to continue the “Daimajin…


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 2020-09-09  1h38m
 
 

Episode 23: ‘Atragon’ (Mini-Analysis)


Hello, kaiju lovers! This month’s mini-sode is yet another excerpt from the paper Nathan wrote for his Ishiro Honda independent study in grad school, and…Continue ReadingEpisode 23: ‘Atragon’ (Mini-Analysis)


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 2020-08-26  31m
 
 

Episode 22: The Metters vs. ‘Daimajin’


Hello, kaiju lovers! Despite some recording/broadcasting issues with a new microphone (which will be remedied for future episodes), Nathan was joined once again by his…Continue ReadingEpisode 22: The Metters vs. ‘Daimajin’


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 2020-08-12  1h39m
 
 

Bonus Episode #4: Interview with Ben Chaffins


Hello, kaiju lovers! As a special Fifth Wednesday Bonus Episode (which will become a regular feature of the show), I interviewed SciFi Japan writer Ben…Continue ReadingBonus Episode #4: Interview with Ben Chaffins


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 2020-07-29  41m
 
 

Episode 21: ‘Matango’ (Mini-Analysis)


Hello, kaiju lovers! An artsy Japanese horror film about mushrooms based on a British short story? That’s sounds insane enough to work! Despite getting slapped…Continue ReadingEpisode 21: ‘Matango’ (Mini-Analysis)


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 2020-07-22  33m
 
 

Episode 20: Bex vs. ‘Rebirth of Mothra III’


Hello, kaiju lovers! Twelve-centimeter girls, tiny robot dragons, and redemption—and we’re not talking about the movie! After some shenanigans with Jimmy From NASA’s teleporter, Nathan…Continue ReadingEpisode 20: Bex vs. ‘Rebirth of Mothra III’


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 2020-07-08  2h23m
 
 

KAIJU CON-LINE 2020 Promo


From the event’s official website: MARK YOUR CALENDARS, MONSTER KIDS!ON THE WEEKEND OF JULY 11 & 12, THE MONSTERS ARE IN REVOLT AS KAIJU CON-LINE TAKES…Continue ReadingKAIJU CON-LINE 2020 Promo


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 2020-07-06  0m
 
 

Episode 19: ‘Gorath’ (feat. Jack “GMan” Hudgens)


Hello, kaiju lovers! Before Armageddon, before Star Trek: The Motion Picture, there was Gorath. Nathan is joined by the most loved and hated film critic…Continue ReadingEpisode 19: ‘Gorath’ (feat. Jack “GMan” Hudgens)


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 2020-06-24  1h0m