"Kaiju NIte 7" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/30 sec, ISO6400
“Kaiju NIte 7” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは!How’s it going?

Tonight we hosted Kaiju Nite 7 at our house. It’s a get together we have with a few friends in which we watch Japanese kaiju, or “strange beast”, movies. Our first Kaiju Nite back in 2014 featured Godzilla movies, and tonight’s double-feature was Daimajin and Daimajin Strikes Back.

These movies were a bit different than the “normal” kaiju movies because they are set back in old feudal Japan instead of modern times. Also, the kaiju “Daimajin” mainly appears in animated form during only the last 15 or 20 minutes of the movie.

I was impressed by the quality of these films, which were released in 1966. The cinematography was really cool, with interesting camera angles and the special effects were great. The plot was very basic but still a lot of fun!

"Daimajin and Samanosuke" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO6400
“Daimajin and Samanosuke” Cedar Park, 2017

As usual, Mikey chose the movies, provided some background to each of the movies, and even brought some toys. And of course we had plenty to eat and drink before and during the movies. 🍴

It was a fun evening, and I am looking forward to Kaiju Nite 8. 😄

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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