Trivia / Destroy All Monsters

  • Bad Export for You: The ADV release has no menus or chapter stops. That has thankfully been fixed with Media Blasters giving the film a proper Blu-Ray and DVD release.
  • Deleted Scene: There is an infamous scene with Godzilla fighting Manda in the middle of the city they are rampaging in. However it was later revealed that the scene was due to Hauro Nakajima and the cast having fun on the set.
  • Dueling Dubs: The movie has both an international Hong Kong Dub commissioned by Toho, and an official english dub created by AIP for its U.S. release.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Media Blasters' DVD and Blu-Ray releases of this movie contained special features that weren't approved by Toho, resulting in said releases going out of print. This has also unfortunately affected Media Blasters' DVD and Blu-Ray releases of Godzilla vs. Megalon as well.
  • What Could Have Been: The monster selection of the film was different. Originally, Maguma and Ebirah were to be in the film, and Maguma and Baragon were to act as guardians to the Kilaaks in fending off the SDF. However, due to the frail conditions of the suits owing to constant modifications and use in Ultraman, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, and Minya were substituted instead. Baragon did appear several times in the movie, but Maguma was cut altogether.
    • Varan was also supposed to play a larger role, but his suit was so decrepit from not being used for so long, that he only appeared in two scenes as a motionless plastic model.
    • King Kong was in early drafts of the film, but ended up getting cut as the expiration of Toho's license to use the character was coming too close to production time for comfort.