Thursday, October 14, 2010

'Battel' of epic proportions

By Meredith Deliso

On Friday, all-out war will be waged at Warsaw.

The Greenpoint venue will be home to one of the most bizarre spectacles around — Kaiju Big Battel — on Oct. 15.

This endlessly silly competition is where the WWF meets Godzilla. Monsters are pitted against each other (kaiju means “mysterious beast” in Japanese) in tournament-style performances that are a tongue-in-cheek hybrid of American pro-wrestling and Japanese monster movies. 

Competitors range from Dusto Bunny, a giant gray rabbit, to Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle (left, and in the video below), a soup can with legs who’s “Mmm, mmm, bad!” As they fight for world domination, the arena is littered with a crumbled cityscape to help give the illusion of larger-than-life mayhem rampaging through the streets.

Providing the night’s soundtrack will be indie rockers Poison Ivy League. Hey, they even throw in a comic book reference for good measure, too.

Kaiju Big Battel at Warsaw [261 Driggs Ave. at Eckford Street in Greenpoint, (718) 387-0505], Oct. 15 at 7 pm. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For info, visit


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