The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

The Final War (1960) aka World War III Breaks Out

July 10, 2021

Byrd and Matt discuss the rare Toei disaster drama, The Final War.  The film takes inspiration from the same story as Toho's more often seen The Last War from the following year and tells the stories of several groups of average Japanese citizens as the Cold War escalates into a nuclear apocalypse.  In addition to the film, we also talk about how it competed with The Last War and how they compare, Japan's Cold War anxiety, and more!  But first, we have a brief news roundup and discuss the recent Godzilla Boss Coffee commercial, the recent Godzilla ride at Seibuen Amusement Park, and the announcement of Hideaki Anno's Shin Kamen Rider.  Relax and enjoy the show!

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