In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. No fuss. No spoilers. And often no sleep.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Daigoro vs. Goliath (1971)

aka Great Desperate Monster Battle: Daigoro vs. Goliath

When the movie you’re about to watch is described as having a 150+ foot hungry kaijū, you tend to think you know in advance what you’ll be getting, but DvsG is a strange film even by genre standards.
The hungry creature (a kind of pot-bellied, reptilian, bipedal hippo/Moomin hybrid) is an orphaned child and the reason he’s hungry is because his government-funded food budget has been cut. His giant stomach rumbles. His generous keeper grumbles. Even at its most ridiculous the Japanese comedy stock types somehow keep the kid-friendly antics entertaining.

2½ pre-bout stretches out of 5

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