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...

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Episode 3: The Godzilla Anime Trilogy (Mini-Analysis)


Hello, kaiju lovers! Welcome to our first minisode! (Well, our second, according to my intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA). This is the first of a…Continue ReadingEpisode 3: The Godzilla Anime Trilogy (Mini-Analysis)


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 2019-10-23  38m
 
 

Episode 2: The Tourists vs. ‘King Kong’ (1933)


Hello, kaiju lovers! Our “Kong Quest” begins! ???? Nathan is joined by his core group of Monster Island Tourists—Nick Hayden & Timothy Deal of the…Continue ReadingEpisode 2: The Tourists vs. ‘King Kong’ (1933)


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 2019-10-09  1h59m
 
 

Episode 1: Welcome…to Monster Island!


Hello, kaiju lovers! Listen as Nathan Marchand, co-creator and season one co-host of the Kaijuvision Radio, regales you with the origin story of his new…Continue ReadingEpisode 1: Welcome…to Monster Island!


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 2019-09-25  15m
 
 

Episode 0 – Promo Trailer


A podcast seeking entertainment and enlightenment through tokusatsu. Join host/curator Nathan Marchand and his intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA (who miraculously survived the infamous War…Continue ReadingEpisode 0 – Promo Trailer


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 2019-07-12  2m