History Trivia / Godzilla

18th Nov '17 1:01:48 PM FigmentJedi
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Several films, notably those from the Showa era, have fallen into this. Granted, Sony and Tristar have re-released said films on DVD, but these releases have since gone out of print. Fortunately, with companies like Classic Media and [[Creator/Section23Films Kraken Releasing]], this issue seems to be turning on its head.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Several films, notably those from the Showa era, have fallen into this. Granted, Sony and Tristar have re-released said films on DVD, but these releases have since gone out of print. Fortunately, with companies like Classic Media and [[Creator/Section23Films Kraken Releasing]], this issue seems to be turning on its head. Recently in 2017, Creator/TheCriterionCollection revealed that it had acquired the rights to all the Showa Godzilla films with the exception of the ones still licensed to Kraken Releasing and Universal, though have yet to announce any physical releases yet.
13th Oct '17 6:24:15 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** The fifth novel, ''Godzilla and the Lost Continent'', was announced but cancelled when the 1998 film bombed; it would feature [[GaiasVengeance the Earth itself]] (personified as a returned Biollante and an original stone/fire monster, or an existing kaiju had Toho not agreed) striking back against mankind while undoing much of the environmental damage that mankind had done over the years.

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** The fifth novel, ''Godzilla and the Lost Continent'', was announced but cancelled when the 1998 film bombed; it would feature [[GaiasVengeance the Earth itself]] (personified as a returned Biollante and an original stone/fire monster, or an existing kaiju had Toho not agreed) striking back against mankind while undoing much of the environmental damage that mankind had done over the years. The titular "lost continent" would also be occupied by returning monsters Varan, Manda and Battra, the survivors of a long-lost civilization, and a "monstrous forest growth", creatures resembling the [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids Triffids]], which would appear around the world.
12th Oct '17 8:11:33 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The fifth novel, ''Godzilla and the Lost Continent'', and further sequels, in which Cerasini had plans involving the Mysterians, Titanosaurus and the Gargantuas (who would have had a non-Frankenstein based origin). Also, Kumonga was supposed to appear in ''Godzilla 2000'', but was cut due to it being seen as too repetitive after the Kamacuras arc.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The fifth novel, ''Godzilla and A 2016 interview with Toho Kingdom revealed the Lost Continent'', and further sequels, in which Cerasini had plans involving the Mysterians, Titanosaurus and the Gargantuas (who would have had a non-Frankenstein based origin). Also, following information:
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Kumonga was supposed to appear in Seattle during the events of ''Godzilla 2000'', but was cut due to it being seen as too repetitive after the Kamacuras arc.
** The fifth novel, ''Godzilla and the Lost Continent'', was announced but cancelled when the 1998 film bombed; it would feature [[GaiasVengeance the Earth itself]] (personified as a returned Biollante and an original stone/fire monster, or an existing kaiju had Toho not agreed) striking back against mankind while undoing much of the environmental damage that mankind had done over the years.
** The sixth novel, had it gone beyond drafting stages, would have included ''The Mysterians'' (1957) in its continuity, with the title characters having invaded Earth but been repelled (as they were in the film), but returning in the present day with their Moguera to beg for help from Earth.
** Cerasini also had plans for Titanosaurus and the Gargantuas (who would have had a non-Frankenstein based origin).
21st Aug '17 8:21:20 AM CosmicFerret
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* DuelingMovies: The ''{{Gamera}}'' series.

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* DuelingMovies: The ''{{Gamera}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' series.



** Also, Baragon and Barugon (from the second Gamera movie, ''Gamera vs. Barugon'').

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** Also, Baragon and Barugon (from the second Gamera movie, ''Gamera vs. Barugon'').''Film/GameraVsBarugon'').
28th Jul '17 7:02:41 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** ''Film/Cozzilla'' , the ''weird'' Italian edit of ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters!,'' was only ever shown on Italian cinema and tv, and has never been released otherwise. The only existing copies are '''horribly''' worn out vhf recordings of the trimmed down TV version

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** ''Film/Cozzilla'' ''Film/{{Cozzilla}}'' , the ''weird'' Italian edit of ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters!,'' was only ever shown on Italian cinema and tv, and has never been released otherwise. The only existing copies are '''horribly''' worn out vhf recordings of the trimmed down TV version
31st May '17 1:41:52 PM Ultradester306
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** There were plans in 1956 to make a third Godzilla movie, this one written by the writer of ''The H-Man'', called ''Bride of Godzilla''. The plot? A mad scientist builds a gigantic naked robot girl to fight a returning Godzilla and Anguirus. Not only that, but Godzilla ''falls in love with it'', and said robot girl turns out to be a ''hydrogen bomb which explodes and kills Godzilla''.
18th Feb '17 10:17:47 AM Joe32
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* PlayingAgainstType: King Ghidorah, usually a villain, is TheHero in GMK.[[note]]Originally, Varan was going to have Ghidorah's role in the film but was shunted out bnd replaced by Ghidorah due to name value. [[/note]] That's not the only occasion where a monster has [[HeelFaceTurn switched]] [[FaceHeelTurn moralities]], but given that he otherwise varies between being a force of nature and outright evil, it's very notable.

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* PlayingAgainstType: King Ghidorah, usually a villain, is TheHero in GMK.[[note]]Originally, Varan was going to have Ghidorah's role in the film but was shunted out bnd and replaced by Ghidorah due to name value. [[/note]] That's not the only occasion where a monster has [[HeelFaceTurn switched]] [[FaceHeelTurn moralities]], but given that he otherwise varies between being a force of nature and outright evil, it's very notable.
18th Feb '17 5:02:35 AM PanLeopard
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** ''Film/Cozzilla'' , the ''weird'' Italian edit of ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters!,'' was only ever shown on Italian cinema and tv, and has never been released otherwise. The only existing copies are '''horribly''' worn out vhf recordings of the trimmed down TV version
15th Jan '17 8:30:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* CriterionCollection: The first Godzilla Film made the cut, featuring both the original and American releases of the film, as well as a lovely restoration on Criterion's part.
24th Oct '16 10:34:14 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The fifth novel, ''Godzilla and the Lost Continent'', and further sequels, in which Cerasini had plans involving the Mysterians, Titanosaurus and the Gargantuas (who would have had a non-Frankenstein based origin). Also, Kumonga was supposed to appear in ''Godzilla 2000'', but was cut due to it being seen as too repetitive after the Kamacuras arc.
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