History Trivia / Godzilla

27th Apr '16 8:26:52 PM Arawn999
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** Toho had planned to end the Heisei series with a battle between Heisei Godzilla and the ghost of the original Godzilla, which would have ended in Heisei Godzilla's death and Godzilla Jr. becoming his successor. Since the series already had two copies of Godzilla - [=MechaGodzilla=] and [=SpaceGodzilla=] - they instead created a new constantly-evolving multi-headed monster called Barubaroi, which was ultimately replaced with Destroyah.

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** Toho had planned to end the Heisei series with a battle between Heisei Godzilla and the ghost of the original Godzilla, which would have ended in Heisei Godzilla's death and Godzilla Jr. becoming his successor. Since the series already had two copies of Godzilla - [=MechaGodzilla=] and [=SpaceGodzilla=] - they instead created a new constantly-evolving multi-headed monster called Barubaroi, which was ultimately replaced with Destroyah. All that survives of the original project are a couple of SuperDeformed [=FunKo=] models of Ghost Godzilla.
27th Apr '16 8:23:20 PM Arawn999
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** ''Godzilla Raids Again'' was heavily edited into ''Gigantis: The Fire Monster'' by Paul Schreibman and Edmund Goldman of Warner Brothers, though Schreibman later admitted this was a mistake. Their original plan was to make an even ''more'' heavily-edited version called ''The Volcano Monsters''.



*** King Kong, and Zilla - The two american kaiju were hinted to be in the game in an interview. However they never made to the final cut of the game; King Kong due to rights issues with Universal and Zilla due to lack of popularity.

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*** King Kong, Kong and Zilla - The two american American kaiju were hinted to be in the game in an interview. However they never made to the final cut of the game; King Kong due to rights issues with Universal and Zilla due to lack of popularity.


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** Toho had planned to end the Heisei series with a battle between Heisei Godzilla and the ghost of the original Godzilla, which would have ended in Heisei Godzilla's death and Godzilla Jr. becoming his successor. Since the series already had two copies of Godzilla - [=MechaGodzilla=] and [=SpaceGodzilla=] - they instead created a new constantly-evolving multi-headed monster called Barubaroi, which was ultimately replaced with Destroyah.
12th Feb '16 2:47:13 AM Arawn999
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* FlipFlopOfGod: Whether or not the monster from ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was renamed Zilla. In interviews with [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050203181104/http://www.pennyblood.com/godzilla2.html Pennyblood]] and [[http://www.henshinonline.com/archive.html Keith Aiken of Henshin Online]] in 2004 nd 2005, [[WordOfGod Shogo Tomiyama and Ryuhei Kitamura]] confirmed that they'd renamed the American Godzilla "Zilla" because the 1998 film had reduced him to a mere animal and not a deity-like entity. In 2013, Matt Frank of IDW stated that Toho does not distinguish between Godzilla (1998) and Zilla as characters, and Chris Mowry - also of IDW - treated the two versions of the character as one-and-the-same [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/monstroushotzone/news/?a=80739 in an interview]] regarding ''ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth''. However, Keith Aiken later [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/712098e787d5e3d1204cccadb9a294fc/tumblr_nbosoeA8nq1rl1vlfo1_500.png stated via Twitter]] that his interview with Tomiyama and Kitamura had been misquoted,[[note]]Making no mention of his review in November 2005 where he himself conflates them.[[/note]] and Toho does ''NOT'' consider the monster in Godzilla (1998) to be Zilla, but that Zilla is a "variation of the 1998 Godzilla".

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* FlipFlopOfGod: Whether or not the monster from ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was renamed Zilla. In interviews with [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050203181104/http://www.pennyblood.com/godzilla2.html Pennyblood]] and [[http://www.henshinonline.com/archive.html Keith Aiken of Henshin Online]] in 2004 nd and 2005, [[WordOfGod Shogo Tomiyama and Ryuhei Kitamura]] confirmed that they'd renamed the American Godzilla "Zilla" because the 1998 film had reduced him to a mere animal and not a deity-like entity. In 2013, Matt Frank of IDW stated that Toho does not distinguish between Godzilla (1998) and Zilla as characters, and Chris Mowry - also of IDW - treated the two versions of the character as one-and-the-same [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/monstroushotzone/news/?a=80739 in an interview]] regarding ''ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth''. However, Keith Aiken later [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/712098e787d5e3d1204cccadb9a294fc/tumblr_nbosoeA8nq1rl1vlfo1_500.png stated via Twitter]] that his interview with Tomiyama and Kitamura had been misquoted,[[note]]Making no mention of his review in November 2005 where he himself conflates them.[[/note]] and Toho does ''NOT'' consider the monster in Godzilla (1998) to be Zilla, but that Zilla is a "variation of the 1998 Godzilla".
5th Nov '15 9:54:32 PM SpaceHunterM
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*** Outside the U.S., the last three Heisei films were virtually unheard of in Europe until DVD, and even today, dubs in almost all of the major languages after ''Godzilla vs. Mothra'' are nonexistent.
5th Nov '15 9:45:04 PM SpaceHunterM
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* NamesTheSame: Raymond Burr's character in the American recut of the original is named Steve Martin. For his scenes in Creator/RogerCorman's cut of ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'', they deliberately avoided using the character's full name.

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* NamesTheSame: Raymond Burr's character in the American recut of the original is named Steve Martin. For his scenes in Creator/RogerCorman's New World Pictures' cut of ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'', they deliberately avoided using the character's full name.
5th Nov '15 9:42:08 PM SpaceHunterM
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*** In October 2012, some pressings of the extras edition managed to get leaked out, either due to a legitimate manufacturing error, or an intentionally spiteful "oops!" on Media Blasters' part. Either way, relations between the company and Toho seem irreparable at this point, as no further kaiju titles from have been secured from Toho as of 2015. The extras edition has since been proliferated online by fans.

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*** In October 2012, some pressings of the originally planned extras DVD edition managed to get leaked out, either due to a legitimate manufacturing error, or an intentionally spiteful "oops!" on Media Blasters' part. Either way, relations between the company and Toho seem irreparable at this point, as no further kaiju titles from have been secured from Toho as of 2015. The extras edition has since been proliferated online by fans.
5th Nov '15 9:40:34 PM SpaceHunterM
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** ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' has managed to avert this, but in the worst way possible. Creator/MediaBlasters, who previously released ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', was set to release ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' on DVD and Blu-Ray under their Tokyo Shock label. However, there was a problem: their DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Destroy All Monsters'' contained special features that weren't approved by Toho. This resulted in the release going out of print, as well as the DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' being put on hold while Media Blasters and Toho sort the issue out. As a sort of placeholder, Media Blasters ''did'' release the movie on DVD... a barebones DVD with no special features whatsoever. The Blu-Ray shared the same treatment.

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** ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' has managed to avert this, but in the worst way possible. Creator/MediaBlasters, who previously released ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', was set to release ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' on DVD and Blu-Ray under their Tokyo Shock label. However, there was a problem: their DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Destroy All Monsters'' contained special features that weren't approved by Toho. This resulted in the release going out of print, as well as the DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' being put on hold while until Media Blasters and Toho sort sorted the issue out. As a sort of placeholder, Media Blasters eventually ''did'' release the movie on DVD... a barebones DVD with no special features whatsoever. The Blu-Ray shared the same treatment.
5th Nov '15 9:36:29 PM SpaceHunterM
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** ''Destroy All Monsters'' was aired regularly on some local U.S. television stations up until the late '80s, but was never released on video until 1999. ADV's release contained only the export dub, however, making the AIP release highly sought after. As mentioned below, Media Blasters ''almost'' fixed this by including it on their initial DVD and Blu-Ray releases.
5th Nov '15 9:22:40 PM SpaceHunterM
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*** Classic Media has since released the film on DVD, but the U.S. version lacks the original ''Gigantis, the Fire Monster'' title, per Toho's insistence,

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*** Classic Media has since released the film on DVD, but the U.S. version lacks the original ''Gigantis, the Fire Monster'' title, per Toho's insistence,insistence, making the tape release still sought after.
5th Nov '15 9:20:58 PM SpaceHunterM
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Several films, notably those from the Showa era, have fallen into this. Granted, Sony and Tristar have rereleased 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 rereleased 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.head.
** ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' was the rarest film on video in the U.S. for a long time. Its only official tape release was by Video Treasures in 1989, and it was not reissued by Anchor Bay in 1997. Even before that, it hardly aired on television and was regarded as the "lost" Godzilla film by many.
*** Classic Media has since released the film on DVD, but the U.S. version lacks the original ''Gigantis, the Fire Monster'' title, per Toho's insistence,



** ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' has managed to avert this, but in the worst way possible. Creator/MediaBlasters, who previously released ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', was set to release ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' on DVD and Blu-Ray under their Tokyo Shock label. However, there was a problem: their DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Destroy All Monsters'' contained special features that weren't approved by Toho. This resulted in the release going out of print, as well as the DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' being put on hold while Media Blasters and Toho sort the issue out. As a sort of placeholder, Media Blasters ''did'' release the movie on DVD... a barebones DVD with no special features whatsoever. As of this edit, only the barebones DVD release ([[http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Vs-Megalon-Katsuhiko-Sasaki/dp/B0088FS1DC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1391038455&sr=1-1&keywords=godzilla+vs+megalon which is currently out of stock on Amazon.com]]) remains available, [[http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Vs-Megalon-Blu-ray-Various/dp/B005K8RJF6/ref=tmm_blu_title_0 and the Blu-Ray has yet to be released]]. Media Blasters have announced plans to release a "[[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Special Edition]]" of the DVD that contains the planned special features, along with the Blu-Ray version that contains the special features as well, but seeing as how it's now 2014 at the time of this edit and the Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray still remain in limbo, it's doubtful there were even plans in the first place.
** ''Terror of Mechagodzilla'' was at one point another case of this; the film has only been released to home video ''twice'', and the first release was when Tri-Star had the rights to the franchise back in the 1998-2002 area, and as with all of those releases it has since gone out of print. As well, no Godzilla films have been released to Netflix as of March 2014 (though this may change when the Legendary remake lands this May). For a long time, it seemed the only way to watch ''Terror'' was to either happen to have a copy of the out-of-print DVD or pirate it onto your computer and watch it there. Thankfully, Classic Media has since released the movie on DVD.

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** ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' has managed to avert this, but in the worst way possible. Creator/MediaBlasters, who previously released ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', was set to release ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' on DVD and Blu-Ray under their Tokyo Shock label. However, there was a problem: their DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Destroy All Monsters'' contained special features that weren't approved by Toho. This resulted in the release going out of print, as well as the DVD and Blu-Ray release of ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' being put on hold while Media Blasters and Toho sort the issue out. As a sort of placeholder, Media Blasters ''did'' release the movie on DVD... a barebones DVD with no special features whatsoever. As of this edit, only the barebones DVD release ([[http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Vs-Megalon-Katsuhiko-Sasaki/dp/B0088FS1DC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1391038455&sr=1-1&keywords=godzilla+vs+megalon which is currently out of stock on Amazon.com]]) remains available, [[http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Vs-Megalon-Blu-ray-Various/dp/B005K8RJF6/ref=tmm_blu_title_0 and the The Blu-Ray has yet to be released]]. Media Blasters have announced plans to release a "[[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Special Edition]]" shared the same treatment.
*** In October 2012, some pressings
of the DVD that contains extras edition managed to get leaked out, either due to a legitimate manufacturing error, or an intentionally spiteful "oops!" on Media Blasters' part. Either way, relations between the planned special features, along with the Blu-Ray version that contains the special features as well, but seeing as how it's now 2014 company and Toho seem irreparable at the time of this edit and the Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray still remain in limbo, it's doubtful there were even plans in the first place.
** ''Terror of Mechagodzilla'' was at one point another case of this; the film has only
point, as no further kaiju titles from have been released to home video ''twice'', and the first release was when Tri-Star had the rights to the franchise back in the 1998-2002 area, and secured from Toho as with all of those releases it 2015. The extras edition has since gone out of print. As well, no Godzilla films have been released to Netflix as of March 2014 (though this may change when the Legendary remake lands this May). For a long time, it seemed the only way to watch ''Terror'' was to either happen to have a copy of the out-of-print DVD or pirate it onto your computer and watch it there. Thankfully, Classic Media has since released the movie on DVD.proliferated online by fans.
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