History Film / TheReturnOfGodzilla

16th Jan '16 8:22:17 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: The original Japanese version is littered with absolutely useless, gigantic supers for every location, device, or character that appears on screen (e.g. shot of radiation measuring instrument = RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENT).
27th Nov '15 12:22:53 AM Anicomicgeek
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* NotBad: It is said this was Toho's reaction to a few scenes in the U.S. cut such as the giant sea louse attack being greatly trimmed and the Soviet sub being tighter. Tokyo feeling more like a ghost town in the second half, since all scenes of people fleeing from an awakened Godzilla were moved, was an interesting edit too.
23rd Oct '15 10:45:20 PM SpaceHunterM
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** The scene where Hayashida shows Okumura photographs of Godzilla's original attack in the hospital is reminiscent of a scene in ''{{Film/Rodan}}'' where Shigeru is shown photos of the Meganulon to jog his amnesiac memory. Okumura has Shigeru's same horrified expression.
23rd Oct '15 10:37:17 PM SpaceHunterM
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** Interestingly enough, none of the re-edits done to make Godzilla seem more aggressive are specified in an earlier draft of the screenplay.
17th Aug '15 2:47:52 PM Dingbot
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** When two Army officers meet in a hallway immediately after Godzilla's appearance, a Dr. Pepper vending machine is dead center in the shot.
15th Jun '15 12:38:19 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Major [=McDonough=] delivers "That's uh, quite an urban renewal program they got over there" as Godzilla levels his way through metropolitan Tokyo, to Steve Martin's annoyance. ** And the best part is that Raymond Burr actually (temporarily) broke character during that scene. It shows his displeasure of trying to turn the film LighterAndSofter,

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** Major [=McDonough=] delivers "That's uh, quite an urban renewal program they got over there" as Godzilla levels his way through metropolitan Tokyo, to Steve Martin's annoyance. ** And the best part is that Raymond Burr actually (temporarily) broke character during that scene. It shows his displeasure of trying to turn the film LighterAndSofter,



* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Only more emphasized. Unlike the original film with the same Japanese name, it's the ''use'' of nuclear weapons to kill Godzilla. Have they overlooked the fact that nuclear weapons is the reason ''why'' Godzilla exists?
** Remember, the Japanese Prime Minister still says no to nuclear weapons. It's the Americans and the Russians who want to use them on the monster. If anything, the Americans and the Russians just want to use Godzilla as an excuse to use their nuclear arsenal.

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* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Only more emphasized. Unlike the original film with the same Japanese name, it's the ''use'' of nuclear weapons to kill Godzilla. Have they overlooked the fact that nuclear weapons is the reason ''why'' Godzilla exists?
** Remember,
exists? However, the Japanese Prime Minister still says no to nuclear weapons. It's the Americans and the Russians who want to use them on the monster. If anything, the Americans and the Russians just want to use Godzilla as an excuse to use their nuclear arsenal.
19th May '15 12:52:28 AM Kervinle2500
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** Major [=McDonough=] delivers "That's uh, quite an urban renewal program they got over there" as Godzilla levels his way through metropolitan Tokyo, to Steve Martin's annoyance.

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** Major [=McDonough=] delivers "That's uh, quite an urban renewal program they got over there" as Godzilla levels his way through metropolitan Tokyo, to Steve Martin's annoyance. ** And the best part is that Raymond Burr actually (temporarily) broke character during that scene. It shows his displeasure of trying to turn the film LighterAndSofter,
16th May '15 9:48:57 AM SpaceHunterM
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* DeathWail: Godzilla produces one when he is falling into Mt. Mihara in the Japanese theatrical and export versions. The Japanese video version edits the the cry to end in a standard Godzilla roar, while ''1985'' has both variants timed differently.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. Godzilla survives.

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* DeathWail: Godzilla produces one when he is falling into Mt. Mihara in the Japanese theatrical and export versions. The "B" mix (never released on home video, but was issued in a stereo form on an LP release), the international dub (which uses the same "B" stems as a supposed mono Japanese video version edits the the cry to end in a standard Godzilla roar, while ''1985'' has both variants timed differently.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. Godzilla survives.
release), and ''1985''.



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: While these alterations don't hurt the film per say, the audio was remixed in many subtle ways after the theatrical release, and these changes likewise then made it to most dubs (the Cantonese dub strangely uses the older version). The most notable change is of course the replacement of Godzilla's final scream with a more generic variant.



* HowlOfSorrow: Godzilla gives one (two in the American version) at the end when Mt. Mihara is erupting, and it makes several characters, including the Japanese Prime Minister, very teary-eyed.

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* HowlOfSorrow: Godzilla gives one (two in the American version) at the end when Mt. Mihara is erupting, and it makes several characters, including the Japanese Prime Minister, very teary-eyed. This only appears in an alternate Japanese mix, the English dub, and U.S. version, however.
26th Apr '15 2:13:44 AM Kervinle2500
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* BookEnds: This film was made in the late Showa Era of Japan, making this the last movie of ''Japan's'', not ''Godzilla's'' Showa era in Japan. The series would continue with ''Film/GodzillaVsBiollante'' in the form of the Heisei era.
20th Apr '15 4:57:42 PM nombretomado
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The sixteenth ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film, also known as just ''[[NamesTheSame Godzilla]]'' or ''Godzilla 1985'', and first after a nearly decade long break. It is a direct sequel to the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' (even sharing the title in Japan) and ignores all other films. Godzilla returns after a thirty years absence and in the midst of high ColdWar tensions between the U.S.A. and Soviets. It is the first Godzilla film to feature Kenpachiro Satsuma in the role of Godzilla, and it would be the last movie to ''not'' feature any Ifukube music until 2002's ''[[Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla Godzilla X Mechagodzilla]]'', and is still currently the last movie to not feature Godzilla ''fighting'' another monster (outside of the first American remake), although another one does appear, but it is a small, man-sized monster, and it does not interact with Godzilla at all onscreen.

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The sixteenth ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film, also known as just ''[[NamesTheSame Godzilla]]'' or ''Godzilla 1985'', and first after a nearly decade long break. It is a direct sequel to the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' (even sharing the title in Japan) and ignores all other films. Godzilla returns after a thirty years absence and in the midst of high ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar tensions between the U.S.A. and Soviets. It is the first Godzilla film to feature Kenpachiro Satsuma in the role of Godzilla, and it would be the last movie to ''not'' feature any Ifukube music until 2002's ''[[Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla Godzilla X Mechagodzilla]]'', and is still currently the last movie to not feature Godzilla ''fighting'' another monster (outside of the first American remake), although another one does appear, but it is a small, man-sized monster, and it does not interact with Godzilla at all onscreen.



* ColdWar: This film was made, and takes place, during the Cold War. The Cold War is in fact integral to the plot, as Godzilla himself almost turns the Cold War into World War III.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: This film was made, and takes place, during the Cold War. The Cold War is in fact integral to the plot, as Godzilla himself almost turns the Cold War into World War III.
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