Ed Godziszewski (Writer, Reporter)
In October 2005, Keith worked with Steve Ryfle (author of Japan's Favorite Mon-Star) and Ed Godziszewski of Japanese Giants on the audio commentary for the British Film Institute's DVD of GODZILLA.
Ed Godziszewski has served as the editor and publisher of Japanese Giants magazine since 1977, and is the author of the acclaimed 1995 book The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Godzilla.
As a writer and researcher on Japanese special effects films, Ed
has contributed to numerous publications including Japanese Fantasy Film Journal
, and G-Fan
In 1979, he
authored the cover story (an overview of the Godzilla series) for the inaugural issue of Fangoria
, and was one of the first American fans invited to tour both Toho Studios
and Tsuburaya Productions
In the years since then, Ed
has visited Japan numerous times and has met and interviewed many tokusatsu filmmakers.
A Japanese documentary crew from NHK returned the favor by interviewing Ed
home for a 1998 television special about Godzilla.
In 2004, Ed
supplied materials and acted as a presenter at screenings of Japanese SF films for the American Cinematheque's "Godzilla 50th Anniversary Tribute" in Hollywood.
In 2005 he
provided the DVD commentary and two short documentaries for the British Film Institute release of GODZILLA (1954), and in 2006 he
worked on Classic Media's Godzilla DVD collection.
also co-wrote and produced BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE: The Art of Japanese Special Effects, an original documentary about the creation and evolution of the Japanese FX film.
BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE premiered at the American Cinematheque and was released on DVD by Classic Media in 2008.
In 2009, Ed
co-produced the extra features for Sony's ICONS OF SCI-FI: TOHO COLLECTION, a DVD set featuring the Ishiro Honda/Eiji Tsuburaya classics MOTHRA, THE H-MAN, and BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE.
In 2012, he
provided the audio commentary for the DVD and Blu-ray release of GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE from Echo Bridge.
Issues of Japanese Giants
can be purchased directly from Ed
at the Japanese Giants
In 2005, Oki teamed with Ed Godziszewski for a presentation of Mr Inoue's work at G-Fest.
Steve collaborated with Ed Godziszewski
and Keith Aiken on the audio commentary for the BFI's GODZILLA DVD, and contributed audio commentaries and other supplemental material to Classic Media's Godzilla DVD collection.