Classic Kaiju Film The Whale God Is Coming to North America for the First Time Ever!

If you’re a kaiju fan, you need to know about SRS Cinema. These guys have made some really great giant monster movies available to North American audiences in recent years, like the long-lost Space Monster Wangmagwi and the hilarious kaiju spoof film Monster Seafood Wars. They’re absolute heroes of the genre, and now, according to a new report, they’ve secured the rights to yet another classic giant monster flick: The Whale God, also known internationally as Killer Whale.

The Whale God is a Japanese kaiju film from the 1960s that was never released in North America, and as the name suggests, it’s about a giant killer whale that terrorizes a fishing village around the same time every year. It’s killed numerous people from the town, and this year, a man who’s lost multiple family members to this colossal beast is determined to finally put an end to its reign of terror.

I don’t know about you, but I find that premise really refreshing. We’ve seen countless giant monster movies about land animals, so it’s great to see one that’s about a sea creature. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve been so excited about the upcoming Meg 2: The Trench, and from the looks of it, The Whale God is going to scratch that same maritime itch.

On top of the plot synopsis, we also have a trailer for the film, and it’s quite good. Granted, it doesn’t have English subtitles so I’m not really sure what’s going on, but on a visual level, it’s pretty much exactly what I want from a movie like this. It reminds me a lot of the original Godzilla, right down to the practical monster effects, so if this is any indication of what we can expect from the full feature, old-school giant monster fans are in for a real treat with this film.

Right now, we don’t have a concrete release date for The Whale God, but SRS Cinema is said to be planning a special edition Blu-ray followed by a VOD and DVD release of the movie.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today. He blogs at Embrace Your Fears.

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