SHINE BRIGHT! Kenji Sahara on His Motion Picture Career!

Kenji Sahara (born May 14, 1932) has appeared in more Godzilla films than any other actor. Mr. Sahara appeared in the original Godzilla (1954) in two small roles and went on to star in such popular titles as: King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs. the Thing, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Terror of Mechagodzilla, … Continue reading SHINE BRIGHT! Kenji Sahara on His Motion Picture Career!

SAKYO KOMATSU ON SCIENCE FICTION! Japan’s Arthur C. Clarke Discusses His Filmmaking Foray!

Mr. Sakyo Komatsu is often called the Arthur C. Clarke of Japan, and with good reason. He is arguably Japan's best known science fiction writer, and the movie adaptations of his novels are legendary. Films such as Submersion of Japan (both the 1973 and 2006 versions), Espy, Virus (1980), and Tokyo Blackout were based on … Continue reading SAKYO KOMATSU ON SCIENCE FICTION! Japan’s Arthur C. Clarke Discusses His Filmmaking Foray!

KAZUAKI KIRIYA ON CASSHERN! The Director Recalls His International Box Office Smash!

Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya made waves both in Japan and in America when he released his 2004 opus Casshern to theaters. A groundbreaking sci-fi/action film, Casshern earned Mr. Kiriya praise around the globe for his unique visual style. Casshern is currently available in the United States on DVD. Mr. Kiriya came to the United States … Continue reading KAZUAKI KIRIYA ON CASSHERN! The Director Recalls His International Box Office Smash!

TATSUYOSHI EHARA CONTINUED! The Second Half of the Toho Actor’s Filmmaking Memories!

Tatsuyoshi Ehara is a prolific Japanese actor whose career stretches all the way back to the 1940s. Born on March 26, 1937, Mr. Ehara began in entertainment as a child actor. His entry point into the world of filmmaking was at Shochiku Studios, the home of legendary auteur Yasujiro Ozu. Moving to Toho Studios in the … Continue reading TATSUYOSHI EHARA CONTINUED! The Second Half of the Toho Actor’s Filmmaking Memories!

THE HEISEI GODZILLA SERIES REVISITED! A Conversation with Actor Andrew Smith!

  Andrew Smith is an American-born actor in Japan who appeared in several Godzilla films during the 1990s. His acting credits include parts in: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993), and Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994). Not only has he acted in Godzilla films, but Mr. Smith also … Continue reading THE HEISEI GODZILLA SERIES REVISITED! A Conversation with Actor Andrew Smith!

LINDA HARDISTY CELEBRATED: Author Mike Worley Remembers the Beloved Ultra Seven Actress

Mystery writer Mike Worley has enjoyed a multifaceted career that has run the gamut from serving as the chief of police in Meridian, Idaho, to teaching students as a university instructor. Mr. Worley was very close with Linda Hardisty, the late actress best remembered as Dorothy Anderson from episodes 14 and 15 of Tsuburaya Productions' … Continue reading LINDA HARDISTY CELEBRATED: Author Mike Worley Remembers the Beloved Ultra Seven Actress

LORD ZEDD SPEAKS! Voice Actor Robert Axelrod on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

Robert Axelrod, one of television's most prolific voice actors, has seen an impressive career both on- and off-screen. His voice can be heard in such television programs as Digimon, Cowboy Bebop, Robotech, The Hallo Spencer Show, and many others. He has appeared in such films as Murphy's Law (1986), The Blob (1988), and The Last … Continue reading LORD ZEDD SPEAKS! Voice Actor Robert Axelrod on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

WHEN ULTRA WAS NOT ENOUGH! Actor Nick Curror on Space Warriors 2000!

Space Warriors 2000 (1985) was an illegitimate Ultraman movie produced by Thai director Sompote Saengduenchai (a.k.a. Sompote Sands) and Dick Randall, a low-budget film producer responsible for a great number of Z-grade horror and exploitation movies. The film itself was made up from footage taken from Sands’ The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army … Continue reading WHEN ULTRA WAS NOT ENOUGH! Actor Nick Curror on Space Warriors 2000!

REVISITING LATITUDE ZERO! Actress Linda Haynes Recounts Her Toho Experience!

Linda Haynes was born in Miami, FL. Her parents were both from Sweden, and Swedish is actually her first language. Ms. Haynes went to school in Miami and then in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father was a sea captain, so she got to travel when she was little. Ms. Haynes was a child model until the … Continue reading REVISITING LATITUDE ZERO! Actress Linda Haynes Recounts Her Toho Experience!

RIGHT FOR COMMAND! Actor Robert Horton Remembers The Green Slime!

Robert Horton is a star of film and television whose credits include such popular TV programs as Wagon Train (as Flint McCullough), The Lone Ranger, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and A Man Called Shenandoah. His feature film credits include the titles Pony Soldier, Code Two, and Apache War Smoke, among many others. Fans of Japanese films will … Continue reading RIGHT FOR COMMAND! Actor Robert Horton Remembers The Green Slime!