The book documents the life and film career of Eiji Tsuburaya and the some of the history of his company Tsuburaya Productions up to the production of. Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. likes · 1 talking about this. BACK IN PRINT! August Ragone’s biography of the father of Japanese Visual. Eiji Tsuburaya (円谷 英二, Tsuburaya Eiji) was a Japanese special effects director responsible the official English-language biography on this important figure of cinema, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Chronicle Books,

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King of the Monsters Godzilla vs. Dan rated it it was amazing Oct 03, As a fan of Japanese monster movies, this book is the ultimate look inside the og of the man who is considered the father of special effects. It is filled with amazing photographs not seen elsewhere as well as essays from other authors who have worked with or studied Mr.

The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this monstfrs visual biography surveys 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. Mar 08, Mike Bogue rated it it was amazing.


The Planet Eater Master of Monsters, San Francisco based writer August Ragone has produced a fond, generously illustrated biography of the tokusatsu special effects genius ‘ – Time Magazine, December 13, ‘Anyone with a taste for reading about frantic production schedules and creative jury-rigging solutions will find much to enjoy in Ragone’s text.

A Life konsters Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa. Megalon Godzilla vs. Nicholas Driscoll rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Tsuburaya continued producing the special effects for non-kaiju films like The H-Manand The Last Warand ysuburaya another Japanese Movie Technique Award for his work in the science-fiction film The Mysterians.

Jan 21, Jason harris rated it it was amazing. Most of the direction he gave me for the performances was, ‘I trust you to do it. There is a wealth of great pictures from sets but it doesn’t really dig deep. Master of Monsters is one of my favorites on the subject of kaiju cinema. Tsuburaya’s contributions to the genre are well documented in this volume. The Chronicle New Generation Chronicle Review “A gorgeous book filled with fantastic photos and information about the father of tokusatsu.


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Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla. 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 DVDand features on the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.

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A loyal company man, Tsuburaya continued to work at Toho Studios until his death in of a heart attack. The Return of Godzilla Godzilla Godzilla vs. Tsuburaya’s actual birthdate of July 10 has been verified by tsubuarya last surviving son, Akira, and the company Eiji founded, Tsuburaya Productionsas the official entry in the Tsuburaya Family Register, in researching the official English-language biography on this important figure of cinema, Eiji Tsuburaya: This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat