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Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on September 02, 2013, 09:31 AM:
It can't be! Here's a story about the end of tokusatsu, or "suitmation".

Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on September 02, 2013, 09:47 AM:
Enjoy the 'Suitmation' (what a great word) far more than the CGI stuff nowadays. They were much more fun to watch.

And I'm sure the actors playing in the suits were having great fun, even though boiling hot inside.

[ September 02, 2013, 12:13 PM: Message edited by: David Ollerearnshaw ]
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 02, 2013, 10:11 AM:
Oh, the charm of real effects ... CGI is killing the real film feel ... Overdone, every time
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on September 02, 2013, 08:55 PM:
Cool video to go along with the article:
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on September 03, 2013, 04:33 AM:
I had the pleasure of visiting Japan on a business trip back in 1995. The Japanese culture is wonderfully weird; so many different influences. One of these days I would like to go back.
Posted by Timothy Price (Member # 1832) on September 03, 2013, 10:21 PM:
If the new Godzilla movie coming out in May sparks Toho's interest in re- booting the Japanese franchise, I'm not convinced they'll go 100% CGI. THE MILLENIUM SERIES saw a good blend of suitmation mixed with CGI. Hoping they follow tradition and stay true to that blend like the current Ultraman releases. Heading back to Japan in June to push my new book BIG IN JAPAN about the very subject! [Big Grin]

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