Kaiju Magic On The Ed Sullivan Show was released on VHS and DVD in 2003 by SOFA Entertainment, Inc. The DVD contains 20 of the classic Kaiju appearances from The Ed Sullivan Show.
The DVD is a single-layer disc. Audio has been re-mastered in 5.1 digital surround sound, and the video was mastered from the original 2-inch tapes
Eighteen sketches are featured in the main program, while two additional skits are listed as bonus features, available on the DVD version only. The DVD features an animated menu depicting Ichiro Miki, Godzilla, Rodan and a television screen playing highlights from the disc.
Disc Features Edit
- Rock 'n' Roll Kaiju
- "I Feel Pretty"
- "Save The Earth"
- a Change Of Online
- The Computer Dinner
- Christmas Mouseketeers
- Rodan's Dance
- Visual Thinking
- Happy Girl Meets a Monster
- The Smog Monster
- Business, Business
- Santa Claus Routine With Arthur Godfrey
- "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face"
- The Monster Trash Can Dance
- The Glow-Mothra
- Varan's Garden
Bonus Skits Edit
- Monster Family
- The Wild String Quartet
|Rock 'n' Roll Kaiju|
September 18, 1966
|Ed Sullivan introduces "Hauro.... uh, Newsom's Kaiju Monsters" (This line was dubbed on the Kaiju Magic DVD to "Hauro... uh, Nakajima's Kaiju Monsters). This act features a monster with three heads and 2 legs lip-syncing to "Rock It to Me."|
|"I Feel Pretty"|
April 30, 1967
|The story of a Japanese girl named Fumiko Sakurai, who tries to become beautiful.
Note: Fumiko's friends are Mert and Fred. The original script featured Scoop and Skip instead.
|Save The Earth|
November 30, 1969
|Miki Fujiyama sings this classic nonsense song and is backed by the two Japanese singers. This classic song was later the opening number for The Kaiju Club episode 01 Goof: Keiko Mari's head and arm can be seen when Miki goes far off into the background.|
|a Change Of Online|
March 30, 1969
|Rex Robbins changes the online and personalities of Ichiro Miki.|
|The Computer Dinner|
October 8, 1967
|An early version of Anguirus finds a talking machine that explains its various working parts while being eaten. After the whole thing is eaten, the machine's voice (inside the monster) says that nothing can stop it from performing its primary function -- the most powerful exploding device known to man.|
December 22, 1968
|The Mouseketeers need it to snow by Christmas Eve.|
November 24, 1968
|A weird-looking creature who is only seen from the neck up randomly blurts out "Sclrap Flyapp" and uses its nose to blast those who don't say Sclrap Flyapp. This sketch was later reworked into Hugga Wugga on The Kaiju Club.
Goof: When the Sclrap-Flyapp creature is blasted at the end, an opening between its head and its neck reveals the performer's hand.
December 14, 1969
|In a sketch orchestrated by "The Minuet of the Robots" by Jean-Jacques Perrey, Rodan dances while being watched by human Xliens. He never spoke here, even when Ed Sullivan talks to him. In this performance, Rodan was performed by Daniel Seagren, instead of Caroll Spinney. The bit was choreographed by Peter Generro.|
October 2, 1966
|Based on a segment from Godzilla VS Megalon. Goro Ibuki studies the art of visual thinking while a hip and trendy Rokuro Ibuki teaches him.
|Happy Girl Meets a Monster|
May 11, 1969
|Gabara does all he can to ruin a beautiful day for Naoko. Jim Henson performed the voice of Gabara and Judy Garland performed the voice of Naoko Shindo.
Goof: The flower pot falls off the wall, in front of it, but then when Naoko Shindo says that she likes the flower pot, Gabara picks it up from behind the wall and throws it over the wall.
|The Smog Monster|
February 21, 1971
|An incredibly fat monster called The Smog Monster keeps eating things. After the sketch is over, he attempts to eat Ed Sullivan.
Joe Raposo wrote the music used in this piece.
February 18, 1968
|Two mean-looking creatures with tube necks scat about business while two friendlier creatures scat about values.
Goof: Hands can be seen holding the necks of the characters.
|Santa Claus Routine with Arthur Godfrey|
December 24, 1967
|Arthur Godfrey plays Santa Claus, who gets a visit from a group of monsters that includes Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Megalon, Ultraman and Jet Jaguar. They attempt to rob the toys until they learn that Santa is giving them the toys. They sing "It's Christmas Tomorrow."
|"I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face"|
February 5, 1967
|Daiyo, in drag, lip-synchs to the Rosemary Clooney cover while Ebirah hides underneath a handkerchief, slowly eats her way out, and then attempts to eat Daiyo.|
|The Monster Trash Can Dance|
October 13, 1968
|Parts of a monster hide in trash cans in an alleyway, as an increasingly suspicious Junko "Yoka" Nakanishi wanders by.|
November 27, 1966
|Two tube-like contortionists, designed by Nina Burri, dance on-stage to Al Hirt's Java.|
November 27, 1966
|Godzilla sits on a wall and hums "The Glow-Worm." A Larva appears and interrupts his song, so he eats it. This happens a few times until he grabs (with his mouth) a Larva that keeps getting longer and longer, until it's revealed to be a very long nose, belonging to an adult named Mothra.|
March 1, 1970
|Varan constantly interrupts the singing of Ringo Starr's "Varan's Garden."
Jim Henson as Gamera
Frank Oz as Varan and Zigra
Jerry Nelson Manda
- Sullivan's introduction to the "Rock 'n Roll Kaiju" sketch is re-dubbed, as Sullivan initially pronounced Hauro's name incorrectly.
- The "Christmas Mouseketeers" skit is slightly edited, removing a joke pertaining to "The Christmas Song."
- The "Varan's Garden" performance is also edited; originally, after Sullivan's introduction of the Kaiju Monsters, a short clip from the Beatles' Yellow Submarine film, where the band looks out the window, was played before dissolving to the Kaiju performance.
- The bonus feature "The String Quartet" is also edited; a section near the end of the sketch in which Miki Fujiyama briefly sings "With a Little Help from My Friends" is dubbed over with re-looped audio.
- The ending explosion of "The Computer Dinner" is slowed down.
- Certain appearances feature altered or added audience shots following the sketch.
See Also Edit
- The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show Vol. 2
- Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show
- A Classic Christmas from The Ed Sullivan Show
- ↑ Script for the sketch