Monday, May 5, 2008

Chunky Monkey

In my latest review for Teleport City I try to answer all of the questions you might have about the Thai/Japanese co-production Hanuman and the 7 Ultramen--such as "Why?" and "No, seriously, why?" In the course of that I also touch upon the real-life battle of the behemoths that Hanuman stands at the center of: the decade-plus legal dispute between Tsubaraya Productions and Chaiyo productions that could best be summed up by the question "Whose Ultraman is it, anyway?"

But if all of my touching upon just isn't enough for you, check out this excellent article over at Sci Fi Japan, which lays out the details of the case in an easily digestible, snark-free format.

And if you still find that your sick appetite for hot corporation-on-corporation legal porn hasn't been slaked, you can read the actual November 2007 decision in the case here. Pervert.

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