Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film

Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who's thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV showsbeloved around the world. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography details his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also features profiles of Tsuburaya's film collaborators, details on his key films and shows (most available on DVD), and features on the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.

Title:Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780811860789
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    Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film Reviews

  • Mary Bird

    Really interesting book about the man who created Godzilla and so many other enduring characters. The pacing and emphasis on certain details sometimes felt a bit off, but overall a good book for anyon...

  • Kyle Warner

    I tried getting my hands on this book years ago. At the time, it was long OOP and was going for prices north of $100. Well, it was hard to drop that kind of cash on a used book, so I decided to hold o...

  • John Shaw

    I spent a large portion of my childhoodWatching "Japanese Monster movies/TV"I loved Godzilla(gojiro originally)Mothra, Gamera, SpectraMan, UltraManAnd so many moreThe brilliant manBehind a lot of my c...

  • Michael Worth

    My brother and I grew up in the Bay Area with August as we all became Monster Kids together. August was already as a 12 year old kid becoming the authoritarian on Godzilla and Kaiju movies. This book ...

  • Jacob Robertson

    I like having this around as a resource for my Godzilla and Ultraman fandom. It's got great photos and stories from classic movies and their creator. It's good stuff....

  • Kory Torjussen

    Excellent look into the life of Eiji Tsuburaya and his legacy....

  • Gary

    I really enjoyed reading about the thought that went into creating Godzilla and Ultraman! I was not aware of the Frankenstein movies that Eiji Tsuburaya did, so I got some homework out of this book to...

  • Gerald Matzke

    I don't give many books five stars but this one deserves that and more if that were possible. As a fan of Japanese monster movies, this book is the ultimate look inside the world of the man who is con...

  • Jason harris

    As a kid I grew up on a healthy diet of Godzilla movies, the Ultraman t.v. series as well as other Kaiju Eiga(giant monster) flicks. This book is a dream come true. It details the life of Godzilla/Ult...

  • Nicholas Kaufmann

    This comprehensive history of the man behind so many of the classic Toho monster movies is chock full of exceptional behind-the-scenes photos and production stills. A must-read for any fan of classic ...