Monday, December 26, 2005

Kingukongu no gyakushu (1967)

Also known as KING KONG STRIKES AGAIN and KING KONG'S COUNTERATTACK but not to be confused with KING KONG LIVES! A direct sequel to the 1976 version of KONG where Kong is revived from his fall from the World Trade Center with an artificial heart the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. It also features a giant female Kong as a blood donor and love interest. No, really.

This week's AnimeHELL VideoBLOG is the Japanese prevue for KING KONG ESCAPES! Enjoy!

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Anime World Order Podcast

Uh oh. I went and did something crazy. Some friends and I have banded together and launched a podcast.

We couldn't think of a name, so as a joke I suggested Anime World Order and...well, nobody came up with anything better. Head on over there and download the show, then be sure to give us feedback via the email address! Better yet, record your feedback as an MP3 then email us that, and we'll play it on the show!

For our first episode, we introduce ourselves to the world, then it's on to the news where we talk about Bandai Visual's plans to enter the US anime market and ADV's plans to release a dub of Macross. Er, ANOTHER dub. After that we've got reviews for the manga Nana by Ai Yazawa, followed by a spotlight on the classic film Animal Treasure Island. Then we wrap things up by way of me spouting off conspiracy theories about Fortune magazine and the live-action Evangelion movie. Note that none of us have radio experience, podcasting experience, audio editing experience, or (that much) website experience, so I'm not kidding when I say that feedback is encouraged.

If anything, it's good practice for when the podcast becomes a reality!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Original Monkey VS Robot

Following the current trend of exploiting big apes we present to you the American prevue for the Rankin Bass/Toho co-production of KING KONG ESCAPES(1967). That's right, a kaiju movie from the same folks who brought us SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN, (which was animated in Japan.) Believe it or not this movie is actually based on a Rankin Bass cartoon series named KING KONG from 1966, (that was also animated in Japan.)

Watch the AnimeHELL VideoBLOG here!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

AnimeHELL Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for AnimeHELL style cheap video thrills? Go forth and kill with PANEL OF DOOM favorite ZARDOZ!

Or if you've got a little more cash try the highly recommended Hayao Miyazaki key animated DUB THAT TIME FORGOT ANIMAL TREASURE ISLAND.

If your in a musical mood why not try HEINO'S HIT MIX! Nothing says Happy Holidays like 20 Heino songs re-mixed with a NON-STOP DISCO BEAT!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

HEINO Deutsche Weihnacht

Originally uploaded by LORAC!.
LORAC! points us to an earlier Heino Christmas Album. As an added bonus the album opens to a pop-up Nativity scene! Looks like I'll have to hunt this one down...

Monday, December 12, 2005

Christmas in HELL

What do you do during the AnimeHELLless December dry spell? You couldn't do worse then pick up a copy of HEINO: MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! Enjoy Heino as he sings such holiday standards as, "Ein Dorf Mit Namen Bethlehem" and "Rudolph Mit Der Roten Nase" in that distinctive Heino style! What would you put on your AnimeHELL Christmas Gift List?