Live action short film trades CGI for old-school Jap sci-fi

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Tuesday 7 August 2012

The trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru/Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo is out, and the live action tokusatsu (special effects) short has eschewed CGI for traditional filmmaking techniques, including a heavy reliance on miniatures for the action scenes. The treatment is undoubtedly Jap, unabashedly old-school and mega-geeko scifi. Gushing is mandatory.

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 10 June 2008

Long before the franchise destroyed our fond childhood memories like Aunt and Uncle Beru on Tatooine, many of us born in the 70s were proud to own the many products associated with the Star Wars movies.

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