History Film / KingKongVsGodzilla

14th Mar '17 9:51:55 PM SpectralTime
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* BrainsVsBrawn: Kong has a great deal more cunning than Godzilla, but Godzilla's brute strength overwhelms him until the electrical storm gives the ape a power boost.
14th Mar '17 9:50:07 PM SpectralTime
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* BrainsVsBrawn: Kong has a great deal more cunning than Godzilla, but Godzilla's brute strength overwhelms him until the electrical storm gives the ape a power boost.
14th Jan '17 2:32:18 PM Kervinle2500
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* ContinuityReboot: On Kong's side, it seems. He lives on a place called Faro Island instead of Skull Island, and the events of the original ''Film/KingKong1933'' are never brought up - nor those of ''Film/TheSonOfKong'', for that matter. And it's certainly never mentioned that, if those movies are to be counted, he should be dead.

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* ContinuityReboot: On Kong's side, it seems. side. He lives on a place called Faro Island instead of Skull Island, and the events of the original ''Film/KingKong1933'' did not happened. On Godzilla's side, at least as Americans are never brought up - nor those of ''Film/TheSonOfKong'', for that matter. And it's certainly concerned, ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' and ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' was never mentioned that, if those movies are to be counted, he should be dead.at all. As far as the Japanese continuity goes, all three films set in the same continuity.
8th Jan '17 9:46:48 AM TomServo3000
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-->Co-worker: "Say, which one is stronger between Godzilla and King Kong?"
-->Obayashi: "That's stupid. It's not a wrestling match."
-->Tako: "Fantastic! There's an idea. King Kong versus Godzilla..."

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-->Co-worker: "Say, -->'''Co-worker:''' Say, which one is stronger between Godzilla and King Kong?"
-->Obayashi: "That's
Kong?
-->'''Obayashi:''' That's
stupid. It's not a wrestling match."
-->Tako: "Fantastic!
match.
-->'''Tako:''' Fantastic!
There's an idea. King Kong versus Godzilla..."
31st Dec '16 7:41:34 AM narm00
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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', is notable for many things. First, it was the first movie to feature both Film/KingKong and Godzilla in color and widescreen. Second, and this is really important, [[RuleOfCool it had both King Kong and Godzilla in sharing the screen at the same time.]] Thirdly, because of how much things had changed in the studio production-wise in the seven years after ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', it can be considered somewhat of a "soft reboot" to the franchise as a whole.

Originally released in 1962, Creator/{{Toho}}'s 30th anniversary, ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' remains the most commercially successful film in the franchise. The Japanese version of the film had a satirical tone, while the American version excised it in favor of a more conventional approach. The biggest difference between the two versions of the movie is the removal of most of Music/AkiraIfukube's score, which is usually regarded today as one of the maestro's greatest works ever. The only pieces of music to survive this butchery were the the natives' chants and a brief piece that plays during the jungle trek. It was in this film that Godzilla's theme would be properly introduced, although it was first heard by American audiences in 1964 with the tastefully intact release of ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'', although the ''Godzilla'' theme in that film was also a modified version of the theme heard here. Fortunately, La-La-Land Records released the original Japanese version of the score, in it's original stereo along with two bonus tracks, in America in 2005.

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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', is notable for many things. First, it was the first movie to feature both Film/KingKong and Godzilla in color and widescreen. Second, and this is really important, [[RuleOfCool it had both King Kong and Godzilla in sharing the screen at the same time.]] Thirdly, because of how much things had changed in the studio production-wise in the seven years after ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', it can be considered somewhat of a "soft reboot" to the franchise as a whole.

Originally released in 1962, Creator/{{Toho}}'s 30th anniversary, ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' remains the most commercially successful film in the franchise. The Japanese version of the film had a satirical tone, while the American version excised it in favor of a more conventional approach. The biggest difference between the two versions of the movie is the removal of most of Music/AkiraIfukube's score, which is usually regarded today as one of the maestro's greatest works ever. The only pieces of music to survive this butchery were the the natives' chants and a brief piece that plays during the jungle trek. It was in this film that Godzilla's theme would be properly introduced, although it was first heard by American audiences in 1964 with the tastefully intact release of ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'', although the ''Godzilla'' theme in that film was also a modified version of the theme heard here. Fortunately, La-La-Land Records released the original Japanese version of the score, in it's original stereo along with two bonus tracks, in America in 2005.



* ATeamFiring: In the Arctic base scene, the military ''really'' missed Godzilla. Only two shells hit him, but to no avail.



* ATeamFiring: In the Arctic base scene, the military ''really'' missed Godzilla. Only two shells hit him, but to no avail.



* ContinuityReboot: On Kong's side, it seems. He lives on a place called Faro Island instead of Skull Island, and the events of the original ''Film/KingKong1933'' are never brought up- nor those of ''Film/TheSonOfKong'', for that matter. And it's certainly never mentioned that, if those movies are to be counted, he should be dead.

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* ContinuityReboot: On Kong's side, it seems. He lives on a place called Faro Island instead of Skull Island, and the events of the original ''Film/KingKong1933'' are never brought up- up - nor those of ''Film/TheSonOfKong'', for that matter. And it's certainly never mentioned that, if those movies are to be counted, he should be dead.



* DullSurprise: Al, the helicopter co-pilot in reaction to Godzilla.

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* DullSurprise: Al, the helicopter co-pilot co-pilot, in reaction to Godzilla.Godzilla.
* EleventhHourSuperPower: Kong's [[ShockAndAwe ability to harness electricity]] against Godzilla. Ironic, as Godzilla would gain an electricity based power in a [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla later film]].



* EleventhHourSuperPower: Kong's [[ShockAndAwe ability to harness electricity]] against Godzilla. Ironic, as Godzilla would gain an electricity based power in a [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla later film]].



* GlobalWarming: The reason the Seahawk was sent to investigate the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas and the initial focus of the Pacific Pharmaceuticals sponsored Wonderful World Series. Everyone at the beginning of the film is in a tizzy from the bizarre temperature changes occurring there.
* GodzillaThreshold: Crossed the first time in the series when the JSDF effectively uses Kong to finish off Godzilla.



* GlobalWarming: The reason the Seahawk was sent to investigate the arctic ocean and surrounding seas and the initial focus of the Pacific Pharmaceuticals sponsored Wonderful World Series. Everyone at the beginning of the film is in a tizzy from the bizarre temperature changes occurring there.
* GodzillaThreshold: Crossed the first time in the series when the JSDF effectively uses Kong to finish off Godzilla.



* {{Jerkass}}: Godzilla, or at least the closest thing the movie has to one. Has good fun taunting Kong with his superior firepower.



** An example of this is the scene where Kong ascends the Diet Building, Fumiko in tow, which is an obvious reference to the climax of ''King Kong'', but Kong's performance is more in vein of a confused animal instead of a jungle king asserting its dominance.

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** An example of this is the scene where Kong ascends the Diet Building, Fumiko in tow, which is an obvious reference to the climax of ''King Kong'', but Kong's performance is more in the vein of a confused animal instead of a jungle king asserting its dominance.dominance.
* {{Jerkass}}: Godzilla, or at least the closest thing the movie has to one. Has good fun taunting Kong with his superior firepower.



* LighterAndSofter: The first two films, ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' and ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' were more or less intended to be {{Horror}} films. This film whisked the series off in a more whimsical, fantasy driven direction, and fewer moments of entirely serious drama are seen throughout the film.

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* LighterAndSofter: The first two films, ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' and ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', were more or less intended to be {{Horror}} films. This film whisked the series off in a more whimsical, fantasy driven direction, and fewer moments of entirely serious drama are seen throughout the film.



* OpeningMonologue: Parodied. It's revealed the ominous narration was only part of the show Tako was sponsoring and the host laughs before shifting focus to the arctic ocean. Played straight in the U.S. cut, complete with the same fake spinning globe and a stock quote from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Averted in the Champion Festival edit, which begins with Tako watching the show on TV instead.

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* OpeningMonologue: Parodied. It's revealed the ominous narration was only part of the show Tako was sponsoring and the host laughs before shifting focus to the arctic ocean.Arctic Ocean. Played straight in the U.S. cut, complete with the same fake spinning globe and a stock quote from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Averted in the Champion Festival edit, which begins with Tako watching the show on TV instead.



--> '''Fujita''': Like spinach does for WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}?

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--> '''Fujita''': Like spinach does for WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}? ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}?
9th Dec '16 6:00:59 PM TomServo3000
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--> '''Fujita''': Like spinach does for WesternAnimaiton/{{Popeye}}?

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--> '''Fujita''': Like spinach does for WesternAnimaiton/{{Popeye}}? WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}?
9th Dec '16 5:55:08 PM TomServo3000
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--> ''Sakurai'': The storm will awaken Kong's inner strength. You'll see. ''Fujita'': Like spinach does for {{Popeye}}? ''Sakurai'': Exactly.

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--> ''Sakurai'': '''Sakurai''': The storm will awaken Kong's inner strength. You'll see. ''Fujita'':
--> '''Fujita''':
Like spinach does for {{Popeye}}? ''Sakurai'': WesternAnimaiton/{{Popeye}}?
--> '''Sakurai''':
Exactly.
25th Nov '16 8:06:13 AM Jeduthun
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The plot of the film is, sure enough, King Kong having a fight with Godzilla.
27th Oct '16 2:14:08 PM SpaceHunterM
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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' also remains notorious for being one of the most poorly preserved Kaiju Films from the 1960s and has had a rough history on video. In the 1970s, the film was edited down to 74 minutes for the Toho Champion film festival... on the original negative. As consequence, the cut 24 minutes went missing. In the 1980s, Toho's first video release used an awful 16mm print for all cut shots, but in 1991, the cut portions magically reappeared in 35mm, which Toho used for a marginally better restoration. Then those elements went missing again, somehow, and Toho's DVD is just an upscale of the laserdisc master. For Toho's Blu-Ray release, most of the rediscovered segments were finally integrated again along with footage from the U.S. cut.

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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' also remains notorious for being one of the most poorly preserved Kaiju Films from the 1960s and has had a rough history on video. In the 1970s, the film was edited down to 74 minutes for the Toho Champion film festival... on the original negative. As consequence, the cut 24 minutes went missing. In the 1980s, Toho's first video release used an awful 16mm print for all cut shots, but in 1991, the cut portions magically reappeared in 35mm, which Toho used for a marginally better restoration. Then those elements went missing again, somehow, and Toho's DVD is just an upscale of the laserdisc master. For Toho's Blu-Ray release, most of the rediscovered segments were finally integrated again along with footage from the U.S. cut.
cut. Finally, in 2014, the uncut version of the film underwent a serious digital 4K restoration that finally used the entirety of the available Japanese camera negative, as the shots from the first reel were uncovered again. The restoration was simulcast on TV and in Toho owned theaters in the summer of 2016, and was met with very positive reception from audiences.
28th Sep '16 10:02:16 PM SpaceHunterM
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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', released in 1962, is notable for many things. First, it was the first movie to feature both Film/KingKong and Godzilla in color and widescreen. Second, and this is really important, [[RuleOfCool it had both King Kong and Godzilla in sharing the screen at the same time.]] Thirdly, because of how much things had changed in the studio production-wise in the seven years after ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', it can be considered somewhat of a "soft reboot" to the franchise as a whole.

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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', released in 1962, is notable for many things. First, it was the first movie to feature both Film/KingKong and Godzilla in color and widescreen. Second, and this is really important, [[RuleOfCool it had both King Kong and Godzilla in sharing the screen at the same time.]] Thirdly, because of how much things had changed in the studio production-wise in the seven years after ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', it can be considered somewhat of a "soft reboot" to the franchise as a whole.
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