A Man Cave Rewind: Ultraman!
1966 | Color | 30 Min | 1.33:1 | G | Mono | Sci-Fi Family | Tsuburaya Productions
Hiyata investigates sightings of these beasts as part of the Patrol who fights these threats with the advanced weapons at their disposal. However, the monsters often prove too strong for the Earth forces to stop. When that happens, Hiyata uses a beta capsule given to him by the alien. When he activates it, he transforms into the giant superhero, Urutoraman, who has the power necessary to protect Earth.
Sometimes the women in this house just take over. I guess that happens when your out numbered. So I always take the time to head down to the Cave and hang out in peaceful nerd nirvana. So last night I was feeling a little nostalgic looking for something to watch. I'm not ready for all the Christmas junk just yet so when I stumbled on to Ultraman I thought hey why not give this a go. I remember enjoying the show quite a bit when I was younger and wondered if the show aged well.
To my surprise rubber monsters still give me a thrill and a smile! Sure it is a little silly with today's special effects but from growing up with these great giants I will admit this was still fun to watch.
Really not much to say about the acting they do their part just fine and the actors who work the dubbing are on par with the rest. The space gadgets still work for me as well adding to the fun 1960's vibe and their groovy outfits.
I still enjoy the forced perspective as well while the monster crashes down on model houses and walks around little tree's and mountains. In this episode, they went under water as well that looked pretty amazing.
Believe it or not, I have only one small complaint the fight scene was a little week from what I remember. I will keep into consideration this was the pilot episode so they were just getting their feet wet. All in all, it was fun to sit back and watch and episode of Ultraman and I will check out a few more. But for now I wish I could get the theme song out of my head.