Reigo: King Of The Sea Monsters (2005) (DVD REVIEW)

Reigo: King Of The Sea Monsters (2005) (DVD REVIEW)

Reigo: King Of The Sea Monsters (2005) (DVD REVIEW)

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Reigo: King Of The Sea Monsters (2005) (DVD REVIEW)
Directed By: Shinpei Hayashiya
Starring: Yukijirô Hotaru, Miyu Oriyama, Mao Urata
RATED: UR/REGION: 0/Widescreen/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM SRS Cinema

The battleship Yamato, the largest and strongest of its time, is on patrol when a lookout spots a massive shape half-submerged in the distance. Believing it to be an enemy submarine, they fire and score a direct hit. But they are shocked when the object emits a strange cry as it sinks beneath the waves. Soon after, something much bigger arrives, the massive kaiju Reigo, seething with rage at the murder of its cub. The monster attacks the Combined Fleet with incredible ferocity and awesome destructive power. The naval forces are caught off guard, and Reigo is able to destroy the escort ships and damage the Yamato before returning to the ocean depths. Now the stage is set for a final battle to unfold between the world’s largest battleship and the mysterious dragon-like monster – who will prevail?

Reigo King of the Sea Monsters comes to us from SRS Cinema on DVD and it shows us what happens when you get an Asian giant monster movie done on a budget. What that basically means is we get maybe a little more plot than you’d want and when we see the monster is coming to us by way of questionable CGI. You might think that would make for a mess, but somehow this one remains fun and silly. It might even manage to do it all in such an amazing way that you still enjoy what you see and don’t mind the negative side of things as much. It also helps to have a plot that keeps it interesting and you want to see how stuff will end even if it means sitting through a few scenes of bad CGI. For the most part, I’m not used to seeing something from overseas this indie so it’s nice to see something like this and feels different even if its a bit silly.

It’s Battle Ship vs Godzilla here when you boil things down to a tee and while I had fun with it I’m not lost to the fact that a lot of people will not like what they are getting here with this one. If you don’t just love indie movies or giant monster movies, in general, you might find it a bit too hard to deal with. If you do like those things (I do) then you will find something new and fun to watch. This is the first of a few movies like this coming from SRS, so if you do like what you see here you can be happy to know more are on the way. Reigo King of the Sea Monsters might just be a cheap Godzilla but it’s probably still as good as some of the more well known Godzilla rip-offs that came with a bigger budget.

 

Extras

– Photo Gallery
– Trailers

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