History Trivia / KingKongVsGodzilla

25th Apr '16 4:47:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: James Yagi appears in person as Yutaka Omura after previously dubbing characters in ''Film/{{Rodan}}'' and ''[[Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain Gigantis]]''.
10th Apr '16 12:17:54 PM MagnusForce
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* MilestoneCelebration: Toho's 30th birthday movie by pitting the two most iconic giant monsters of all time against each other.



** There were also plans to remake the film as part of the Heisei Godzilla series to coincide with Toho's 60th anniversary. Due to ExecutiveMeddling on the part of the rights holders for Kong, the film instead became Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah.

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** There were also plans to remake the film as part of the Heisei Godzilla series to coincide with [[MilestoneCelebration Toho's 60th anniversary. anniversary]]. Due to ExecutiveMeddling on the part of the rights holders for Kong, the film instead became Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah.Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah.
** When Willis O'Brien wrote the script that would become ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', he envisioned it as ''King Kong vs. [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstein]]''. Eventually the script fell into Toho's hands and became ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', but Toho also considered a ''Frankenstein vs. Godzilla'' and ''Frankenstein vs. the Human Vapor'' (a lesser-known non-giant monster from the Toho movie of the same name), but those evolved into ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld''
10th Sep '15 2:49:07 AM BNSF1995
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When U.S. producer John Beck was not satisfied with ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', he and to a greater extent, his team of writers and editors tried to "fix" the film in the best ways they could: Chopping away scenes that actually made the characters a bit dimensional, adding in boring, pace halting segments of UN personnel explaining what's been cut out, shifting scenes and shots beyond recognition, sometimes less than logical dialogue changes, and finally, the near complete removal of Akira Ifukube's wonderful compositions. In terms making it feel like a completely different film, they succeeded, as the end result is much more akin to American Sci-Fi of the time, with most if not all satirical elements from the original cut excised, though the lighthearted tone and comedy scenes are kept.

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When U.S. producer John Beck was not satisfied with ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', he and to a greater extent, his team of writers and editors tried to "fix" the film in the best ways they could: Chopping away scenes that actually made the characters a bit dimensional, adding in boring, pace halting segments of UN personnel explaining what's been cut out, shifting scenes and shots beyond recognition, sometimes less than logical dialogue changes, and finally, the near complete removal of Akira Ifukube's wonderful compositions.compositions because they "sounded too Japanese". In terms making it feel like a completely different film, they succeeded, as the end result is much more akin to American Sci-Fi of the time, with most if not all satirical elements from the original cut excised, though the lighthearted tone and comedy scenes are kept.
29th May '15 8:40:05 AM TheGoldnguy
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Although it's still positively received in most circles, the original cut is almost always regarded as entirely superior, but unfortunately, this is version seen in most parts of the world. At the beginning of production, John Beck and Universal were given exclusive rights to the film throughout western territories. The Japanese version has never been given a stateside release and probably never will. Contrary to what some people would believe, most of the people involved in the Americanization actually ''did'' have a great deal of respect for the original material, and like how ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' was handled, they believed their version would be more suited for American audiences.

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Although it's still positively received in most circles, the original cut is almost always regarded as entirely superior, but unfortunately, this is this version is seen in most parts of the world. At the beginning of production, John Beck and Universal were given exclusive rights to the film throughout western territories. The Japanese version has never been given a stateside release and probably never will. Contrary to what some people would believe, most of the people involved in the Americanization actually ''did'' have a great deal of respect for the original material, and like how ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' was handled, they believed their version would be more suited for American audiences.
5th Feb '15 8:58:05 PM SpaceHunterM
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* ObliquelyObfuscatedOccupation: The script never really makes it clear what Prof. Shigesawa's profession is (in the Japanese script he seems to be just a civilian scientific adviser). In one scene, he's the Minister of Defense, and in another he's given the vague title of premier.
3rd Oct '14 9:17:59 AM SpaceHunterM
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* HollywoodDarkness: Some scenes that originally took place during the day were tinted to match surrounding shots, but for some reason, in foreign prints no color grading was applied.
2nd Sep '14 9:56:22 PM SpaceHunterM
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* CutAndPasteTranslation: Where to begin... The infamous "corns" exchange only serves to coverup the fact that the scene has been shifted. In the Japanese version, Farue is talking about Godzilla's sudden return, which took place ''after'' the expedition party reached Faro Island.

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* CutAndPasteTranslation: Where to begin... The infamous "corns" exchange only serves to coverup the fact that the scene has been shifted. In the Japanese version, Farue Furue is talking about Godzilla's sudden return, which took place ''after'' the expedition party reached Faro Island.Island.
* DubInducedPlothole: In a cut subplot, Fujita is running experiments on his tensile strength wire aboard a ship, departing at Nemuro shortly before Godzilla destroys the same ship off screen. A plane crash is what motivates Fumiko to look for him in Hokkaido in the English script, even though the newspaper she's reading clearly shows a ship.



* DubInducedPlothole: In a cut subplot, Fujita is running experiments on his tensile strength wire aboard a ship, departing at Nemuro shortly before Godzilla destroys the same ship off screen. A plane crash is what motivates Fumiko to look for him in Hokkaido in the English script, even though the newspaper she's reading clearly shows a ship.
2nd Sep '14 9:55:48 PM SpaceHunterM
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Although it's still positively received in most circles, the original cut is almost always regarded as entirely superior, but unfortunately, this is version seen in most parts of the world. At the beginning of production, John Beck and Universal were given exclusive rights to the film throughout the Americas, Britain, Central Europe, Israel and so on. The Japanese version has never been given a stateside release and probably never will. Contrary to what some people would believe, most of the people involved in the Americanization actually ''did'' have a great deal of respect for the original material, and like how ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' was handled, they believed their version would be more suited for American audiences.

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Although it's still positively received in most circles, the original cut is almost always regarded as entirely superior, but unfortunately, this is version seen in most parts of the world. At the beginning of production, John Beck and Universal were given exclusive rights to the film throughout the Americas, Britain, Central Europe, Israel and so on.western territories. The Japanese version has never been given a stateside release and probably never will. Contrary to what some people would believe, most of the people involved in the Americanization actually ''did'' have a great deal of respect for the original material, and like how ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' was handled, they believed their version would be more suited for American audiences.


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* InconsistentDub: General Shinzo (who is unnamed in the Japanese script) is called Kenzo during one loop.


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* DubInducedPlothole: In a cut subplot, Fujita is running experiments on his tensile strength wire aboard a ship, departing at Nemuro shortly before Godzilla destroys the same ship off screen. A plane crash is what motivates Fumiko to look for him in Hokkaido in the English script, even though the newspaper she's reading clearly shows a ship.
18th Aug '14 10:11:55 AM Eyeshield
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* StarMakingRole: Godzilla was already a popular {{Kaiju}} when this came out. But [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny fighting against]] [[TropeCodifier THE movie monster himself]] cemented his glory as one of the best of all time.
29th Jun '14 10:07:02 AM SpaceHunterM
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Dr. Arnold Johnson, curator of the New York Museum of Natural History, classifies Godzilla as a dinosaur "possibly crossed between the tyrannosaurus and the stegosaurus". A carnivore and a herbivore separated by millions of years of evolution can interbreed? What!? Made worse when the doctor holds up a children's dinosaur book to support his theories. It seems he couldn't even afford a copy of ''[[Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain Anguillosaurus, Killer of the Living.]]''
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