History Film / TheReturnOfGodzilla

27th Apr '17 7:57:57 PM jormis29
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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Non-video game version. The American version places the events of ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' in 1956, while Japanese continuity of the Heisei films likewise places the events of the first film in 1954 instead.

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Non-video game version. The American version places the events of ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'' in 1956, while Japanese continuity of the Heisei films likewise places the events of the first film in 1954 instead.



* StockFootage: It's easy to miss prior to repeated viewings, but the movie lifts some stock footage from ''Submersion of Japan'' and ''Prophecies of Nostradamus''. For continuity purposes, scenes from the [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters original film]] are used for the American version.

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* StockFootage: It's easy to miss prior to repeated viewings, but the movie lifts some stock footage from ''Submersion of Japan'' and ''Prophecies of Nostradamus''. For continuity purposes, scenes from the [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 original film]] are used for the American version.
27th Apr '17 7:55:01 PM jormis29
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Was released theatrically in the United States the following year in the heavily altered form of ''Godzilla 1985'', which like ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' before it, compressed the plot and included new scenes once again featuring Raymond Burr as Steve-*ahem*, Mr. Martin, filmed by a low budget American unit, though their integration and usefulness leans towards the often panned Americanizations of ''Half Human'', ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' and ''Tidal Wave'' (also distributed by New World).

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Was released theatrically in the United States the following year in the heavily altered form of ''Godzilla 1985'', which like ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'' before it, compressed the plot and included new scenes once again featuring Raymond Burr as Steve-*ahem*, Mr. Martin, filmed by a low budget American unit, though their integration and usefulness leans towards the often panned Americanizations of ''Half Human'', ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' and ''Tidal Wave'' (also distributed by New World).
5th Mar '17 4:16:27 PM SpaceHunterM
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-->-- '''The Japanese Prime Minister'''

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-->-- '''The Japanese '''Japanese Prime Minister'''
Minister Mitamura'''


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* SignOfTheApocalypse: Hayashida views Godzilla's existence as one since monsters often appear in mythological tellings of the end times.
12th Dec '16 7:13:51 PM ThePest179
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* DeathByIrony: See ShoutOut below. In the first film, it is the engineer's failure to stop the train which results in an accident, while here, it would've been wiser to let the bullet train just keep on going, as Godzilla decides to have a little fun with a car before tossing it aside.

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* DeathByIrony: See ShoutOut MythologyGag below. In the first film, it is the engineer's failure to stop the train which results in an accident, while here, it would've been wiser to let the bullet train just keep on going, as Godzilla decides to have a little fun with a car before tossing it aside.



* MythologyGag: To ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla (1954)]]''. The opening scene depicts a fishing boat in a middle of a disaster (but in a different case). Goro Maki wants the existence of Godzilla's to be known publicly, despite objections from the government, and despite Godzilla's existence is known, people are still killed anyway when the monster makes his rampage in Tokyo. And Godzilla attacks a train, although in the original movie, the train attack was during his first raid on the mainland, while here it's during his second raid.



* ShoutOut: In-universe example with ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla (1954)]]''. The opening scene depicts a fishing boat in a middle of a disaster (but in a different case). Goro Maki wants the existence of Godzilla's to be known publicly, despite objections from the government, and despite Godzilla's existence is known, people are still killed anyway when the monster makes his rampage in Tokyo. And Godzilla attacks a train, although in the original movie, the train attack was during his first raid on the mainland, while here it's during his second raid.
** 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.

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* ShoutOut: In-universe example with ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla (1954)]]''. The opening scene depicts a fishing boat in a middle of a disaster (but in a different case). Goro Maki wants the existence of Godzilla's to be known publicly, despite objections from the government, and despite Godzilla's existence is known, people are still killed anyway when the monster makes his rampage in Tokyo. And Godzilla attacks a train, although in the original movie, the train attack was during his first raid on the mainland, while here it's during his second raid.
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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 Nov '16 1:43:25 AM GojiBiscuits
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*** If you watched the Japanese original version before the New World Dub, Kashirin becomes this. In the original film, he's a heroic character who dies trying to stop the KillSat from activating. In the New World Dub, he's just a heartless Russian who's way too eager to use the Nukes.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Russian dialogue in ''1985'', specifically "I have to stop it!" being subtitled as "I'm the only one who can do it!" when Kashrin "launches" the missile.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Russian dialogue in ''1985'', specifically "I have to stop it!" being subtitled as "I'm the only one who can do it!" "I've got to launch that missile!" when Kashrin "launches" the missile.missile from the KillSat.
20th Oct '16 6:53:28 PM moguera
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to that patrol helicopter that Godzilla surfaced in front of in Tokyo Bay? In the Manga adaptation it's destroyed by Godzilla's tail, but in the film it just, well, vanishes. Also, the Bum, who is last seen fainting as Godzilla approaches is not seen again.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to that patrol helicopter that Godzilla surfaced in front of in Tokyo Bay? In the Manga adaptation it's destroyed by Godzilla's tail, but in the film it just, well, vanishes. Also, the Bum, who is last seen fainting as Godzilla approaches approaches, is not seen again.
20th Oct '16 6:53:11 PM moguera
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to that patrol helicopter that Godzilla surfaced in front of in Tokyo Bay? In the Manga adaptation it's destroyed by Godzilla's tail, but in the film it just, well, vanishes.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to that patrol helicopter that Godzilla surfaced in front of in Tokyo Bay? In the Manga adaptation it's destroyed by Godzilla's tail, but in the film it just, well, vanishes.
vanishes. Also, the Bum, who is last seen fainting as Godzilla approaches is not seen again.
18th Oct '16 7:53:24 AM Kervinle2500
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* ContinuityReboot: This film ignores majority of the Showa series (ironically, it is part of the era, but it's considered part of the Heisei series) while ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' is the only film not to be ignored in the Showa-Era. This tradition continues in the Millennium series.

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* ContinuityReboot: This film ignores majority of the Showa series (ironically, it is part of the era, but it's considered part of the Heisei series) while ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' ''Film/Godzilla1954'' is the only film not to be ignored in the Showa-Era. This tradition continues in the Millennium series.
26th Sep '16 8:11:07 PM SpaceHunterM
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* OffModel: The towering 18 foot tall "Cybot" anamatronic used for closeup shots of Godzilla is rather notorious for not having a strong resemblance to its costume counterparts (the film was the first to use molds to create multiple Godzilla suits).
10th Sep '16 3:32:50 PM SpaceHunterM
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Kraken Releasing (a label of Section23 Films) has finally acquired the rights to Return of Godzilla and will be releasing it on DVD and Blu-Ray, though this release will not include the Americanized version of the film due to legal issues surrounding it.

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Kraken Releasing (a label of Section23 [=Section23=] Films) has finally acquired the rights to Return of Godzilla and will be releasing it on DVD and Blu-Ray, though this release will not include the Americanized version of the film due to legal issues surrounding it.
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