MILES ABOVE THE REST! Concept Artist Miles Teves on Monsters and More!

Miles Teves, one of Hollywood‘s most accomplished concept artists and art directors, has worked on such top-grossing films as Legend (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Congo (1995), Men in Black (1997), Spider-Man (2002), The Passion of the Christ (2004), and Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005). As a youngster, part of Mr. Teves’s inspiration to work in the … Continue reading MILES ABOVE THE REST! Concept Artist Miles Teves on Monsters and More!

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LIVING THE DREAM! Wes Caefer’s Journey into Japanese Monster SFX!

Wes Caefer has lived the dream of many G-fans. Having grown up on Godzilla films, he eventually became involved in the movie business as a special effects technician and worked on such projects as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-96), Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1995), and Godzilla (1998). In 2007, Mr. Caefer took a fond look back at … Continue reading LIVING THE DREAM! Wes Caefer’s Journey into Japanese Monster SFX!

A VOICE ACTOR’S VOICE ACTOR! Larry Robinson on His Dubbing Work at Titra!

Lawrence Hamilton Robinson (1929-2006) was one of Titra's voice-acting MVPs. If you’ve ever seen a dubbed Japanese monster movie, chances are you’ve heard Larry Robinson’s voice. Although he’s best known for supplying the voices for Yu Fujiki’s sidekick characters in Atragon (1963) and Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964), he can also be heard in Godzilla … Continue reading A VOICE ACTOR’S VOICE ACTOR! Larry Robinson on His Dubbing Work at Titra!

BURNING GODZILLA INTO OUR MEMORIES! Ernest Farino on Creating the Main Title Sequence for Godzilla 1985!

It’s not every day that the editor and publisher of a magazine devoted to Ray Harryhausen ends up working on a Godzilla film. Ernest D. Farino did just that by designing the opening title sequence for the New World version of Godzilla 1985 (1984). He performed the same job on such blockbuster sci-fi films as … Continue reading BURNING GODZILLA INTO OUR MEMORIES! Ernest Farino on Creating the Main Title Sequence for Godzilla 1985!

BLOWN AWAY BY RODAN! Darren Schnase on His Role in Godzilla: Final Wars!

Darren Schnase appears as the flamboyant gangster in Ryuhei Kitamura's Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), and even though he had just a small amount of screen time, Mr. Schnase managed to outshine many of the film's monsters. In 2005, Mr. Schnase answered a few questions about his turn in Godzilla's 50th anniversary film. Q: Had you … Continue reading BLOWN AWAY BY RODAN! Darren Schnase on His Role in Godzilla: Final Wars!

NYC’S FINEST MEETS RODAN! Mick Preston Remembers Shooting Godzilla: Final Wars!

Mick Preston was cast as the tough-talking New York City cop in Ryuhei Kitamura's Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Godzilla's 50th anniversary film. While his scene may have been short, it is one of the most memorable parts in the entire movie. In this 2005 interview, Mr. Preston recalls working on what would be Godzilla's last … Continue reading NYC’S FINEST MEETS RODAN! Mick Preston Remembers Shooting Godzilla: Final Wars!

OLDIES BUT GOLDIES! Fred Olen Ray Discusses His DVD Label Retromedia!

Fred Olen Ray is a name most genre fans associate with his plethora of cult classics, ranging from Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) to Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold (1995). To this day, Mr. Ray remains one of the busiest and most prolific directors working in the business. His DVD label Retromedia Entertainment, Inc., is … Continue reading OLDIES BUT GOLDIES! Fred Olen Ray Discusses His DVD Label Retromedia!

GODZILLA GETS AMERICANIZED! Straw Weisman on Rewriting Godzilla 1985!

Straw Weisman, born in Brooklyn in 1952, is a successful writer/producer/director. Among his credits, he has directed the horror film Dead Mate (1988) and Man of the Year (2002) with John Ritter, which was shot with 20 cameras and 25 actors in one house in one night. He’s also worked on over 2,500 movie advertising campaigns, … Continue reading GODZILLA GETS AMERICANIZED! Straw Weisman on Rewriting Godzilla 1985!

GODZILLA MAKES THE CUT! Editor Michael Spence on Trimming Godzilla 1985!

Michael Spence began his career as an editor, working for Sunn Classic Pictures. His first television program was an episode of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Following that experience, he edited the films Hangar 18 (1980), The Boogens (1981), and One Dark Night (1982). Overall, Mr. Spence has cut about 30 feature films and TV movies. … Continue reading GODZILLA MAKES THE CUT! Editor Michael Spence on Trimming Godzilla 1985!

ON GODZILLA AND RAYMOND BURR! Godzilla 1985’s First Assistant Director Lee Berger Shares His Memories from the Set!

(Note: The following introduction was written in 2006.) Lee Berger earns his living making the impossible possible. As one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects producers at Rhythm & Hues Studios, he’s dazzled movie audiences over the years in some of the biggest blockbusters of recent memory. Having worked on such films as Titanic (1997), The Ring … Continue reading ON GODZILLA AND RAYMOND BURR! Godzilla 1985’s First Assistant Director Lee Berger Shares His Memories from the Set!