Japan's Toho Studios are the folks who gave us our first atomic taste of mega monsters destroying Tokyo with 1954's Godzilla. The famed film production and distribution company went on to produce a killer slate of mutant creature features like Rodan, Destroy All Monsters, Mothra and War of the Gargantuans. Guillermo del Toro was weaned on epic fare like this, so his Pacific Rim is no doubt a valentine to those cherished movies of his youth.
Here's a badass fan trailer created in the dramatic Toho style of the '50s and '60s, with blaring titles, bad dubbing and ominous music to set the mood. This trailer was created by YouTuber "honda brigit" to coincide with Pacific Rim's Japanese release on Aug. 9 and to salute those kaiju-krazy years when Toho was truly king of the monster movies.
(Via Bloody Disgusting)