also, it's available for free online
When it comes to the qualities that truly set Matango apart from similar movies, like… this is maybe the least predictable character plot i’ve ever seen in all of 60s-era tokusatsu cinema, even when you know the screenplay was written by a Communist and the social and economic class of each character seems unmistakable… that’s all Kimura imo.
i didn't know that the writer was a communist, that is particularly cool.
yeah Takeshi Kimura vs. Shinichi Sekizawa is the Duality of Man. When Toho’s monster movies of the era have an overt social message, Rodan about miners’ working conditions, Godzilla vs. Hedorah about pollution, etc., and Honda himself isn’t credited as one of the writers, Kimura almost always is.
hey man how are you doing. it does!