The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

Yokai Monster Heaven Duology

October 31, 2021

We're joined by frequent guest hosts Tom and Kevin to talk about Macoto Tezuka's Yokai-centric Monster Heaven films.  Monster Heaven (1986) is an anthology film of several different Yokai stories.  Monster Heaven: Ghost Hero (1990) is a single story about a resurrected samurai demon slashing his way through a metropolitan workplace.  They feature recognizable faces such as Misatoh Eve, Osamu Tezuka, Kazuo Umezu, and Hideyo Amamoto, and creature effects by the great Tomoo Haraguchi.  So are these lost gems that deserve to be rediscovered?  Listen and find out!

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