Byrd and Matt welcome Norman England back to the podcast, this time to reflect on his directorial debut film, 2006's the iDol! The iDol is an independent Japanese science fiction film that features plenty of prolific tokusatsu veterans both in front of and behind the camera and is just now finding a release in the United States. It tells the story of an obsessive toy collector whose reality is warped when he adds a mysterious alien figure to his collection. Norman tells us all about his memories making the film including the script, the casting process, working with such genre veterans as Kiyotaka Taguchi, Takashi Yamazaki, Takako Fuji, Ko Otani, Bob Eggleton, Yukijiro Hotaru, and more! We also talk about the toy collecting culture and how its changed over the years, the importance of a good run time, and its recent USA blu-ray release from SRS Cinema!
The iDol can be ordered here: http://srscinema.com/home/?p=2301