(Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby Chris55 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:58 pm

Mechagigan wrote:Could've just been a small local thing, nothing too huge. Neither Godzilla nor Gamera really mattered as pop culture icons in '79.



Dunno about 1979 but this was in March of 1970
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby Tamura » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:18 pm

Godzilla not mattering as a pop cultural icon in 1979? That is demonstrably wrong. What about the Hanna Barbera Godzilla show, Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla, the Shogun Warriors toy, the Godzilla marathons playing on UHF stations, John Belushi in a Godzilla suit, or the countless references to Godzilla in pop culture even by that time? Honestly 1976-1979 seems like the pique of Godzilla's popularity in the US. But if you're talking about Godzilla's status in '79 in Japan specifically, I have no idea.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:15 pm

If the event took place in Japan, then Godzilla and Gamera's presence in American pop culture isn't really relevant. With that said, I have absolutely no idea if they were relevant or not in Japan at the time, so who knows.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby Mechagigan » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:20 pm

I base it off the diminishing ticket sales and general lack of activity from either company, but I could be incorrect.

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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby JVM » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:22 am

Chris55, Edgodzi and August direct are the only people I'd have believed, and Chris has stepped in.

I do think the franchise's history has had enough ghost stories of a similar type that didn't turn out to be true that the healthy skepticism is more than justifiable - like the damn King Kong vs. Godzilla story that still shows up in semi-credible sources to this day.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby GigaBowserG » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:46 pm

It's real! :)

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Though, it says "May 1970" on page 006 there instead of March. Shows some photos of Godzilla fighting Gorosaurus, and another of Godzilla performing his Invasion of Astro-Monster victory dance next to Gyaos. From the latest Tokusatsu Hiho vol.7, the Nakajima tribute volume.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby miguelnuva » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:57 pm

Greatest show on earth and almost no one knows about it.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby UltimateDitto » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:02 pm

miguelnuva wrote:Greatest show on earth and almost no one knows about it.

At least we know it did happen. :D
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby ArchdukeSquidlyIII » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm

And no one even bothered to take a picture of Godzilla and Gamera together it seems...

Still though, it’s great to know that this did indeed happen. I never thought I’d ever see a picture of Godzilla, Gorosaurus, and Gyaos together in the same frame, it’s a little surreal to say the least!
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby GigaBowserG » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:47 am

Looks like the full monster cast included Godzilla, Gorosaurus, and Minilla from Toho's side, and Gamera, Space Gyaos (only referred to as "Gyaos" in the line-up), and Jiger from Daiei's side.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby UltimateDitto » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:03 am

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Not sure if these are for the same event, but here they are.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby Loganrules115 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:09 am

Mechagigan wrote:I base it off the diminishing ticket sales and general lack of activity from either company, but I could be incorrect.

You're probably right, but this would have been a spectacle to see regardless.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby alextheburger » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:54 pm

I have no idea if this is a factual source but.
I found a website called "Barry's temple of Godzilla"
according to him
http://www.godzillatemple.com/index2.htm
" A translated interview with former suitimation actors from an old issue of XENORAMA talks about a live show the actors did where Godzilla fought and defeated Gamera. Ha, no surprise!! More info to come..."
Now this website is outdated (in parts there is a review of g'14 but the site looks like its straight out of the late 90's early 2000's) so it may not be as factual anymore and I cannot locate the article he is referring to so take this with a humongous boulder of salt.
can anyone locate the article and provide proof to the story?
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 pm

Ahhh, Barry’s Temple of Godzilla, that takes me back... that was one the very first Godzilla fan sites I discovered when I first stared looking around online. This would be back in like 2002.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby alextheburger » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:00 pm

it is in the Godzilla FAQ section under rumors
also can i say , it is fascinating (having got into godzilla way after that page was last updated) to see rumors saying
" It's said that a new Godzilla cartoon series is in the works. [UPDATE: Yup! Tri-Star pictures has come up with a Saturday Morning cartoon series based on the American Godzilla movie. Interestingly enough, most people seem to like it better than the movie itself....]"
that's amazing
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby G2000 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 pm

alextheburger wrote:it is in the Godzilla FAQ section under rumors
also can i say , it is fascinating (having got into godzilla way after that page was last updated) to see rumors saying
" It's said that a new Godzilla cartoon series is in the works. [UPDATE: Yup! Tri-Star pictures has come up with a Saturday Morning cartoon series based on the American Godzilla movie. Interestingly enough, most people seem to like it better than the movie itself....]"
that's amazing


It really is. It’s like looking back in time. Sometimes I like to go the old Rodan’s Roost and read the old CL Werner fanfics and everything. It’s just fun to look at what the fandom was like 20 years ago.

KaijuCanuck wrote:Ahhh, Barry’s Temple of Godzilla, that takes me back... that was one the very first Godzilla fan sites I discovered when I first stared looking around online. This would be back in like 2002.


TK and RR for me, I guess ca. 2004 - 2005.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:21 pm

G2000 wrote:
KaijuCanuck wrote:Ahhh, Barry’s Temple of Godzilla, that takes me back... that was one the very first Godzilla fan sites I discovered when I first stared looking around online. This would be back in like 2002.


TK and RR for me, I guess ca. 2004 - 2005.


Nice! Yeah TK, Rodan’s Roost, Barry’s Temple, Gojistomp, Godzilla Tower and KaijuHQ were my first sorta network of kaiju fandom I engaged with as a little kid. Kind of sad that TK is the only one that’s still around in a meaningful way.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby miguelnuva » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 am

KaijuCanuck wrote:
G2000 wrote:
KaijuCanuck wrote:Ahhh, Barry’s Temple of Godzilla, that takes me back... that was one the very first Godzilla fan sites I discovered when I first stared looking around online. This would be back in like 2002.


TK and RR for me, I guess ca. 2004 - 2005.


Nice! Yeah TK, Rodan’s Roost, Barry’s Temple, Gojistomp, Godzilla Tower and KaijuHQ were my first sorta network of kaiju fandom I engaged with as a little kid. Kind of sad that TK is the only one that’s still around in a meaningful way.


I remember all of those from when I was little.
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby Zarm » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:03 am

Barry's Temple is the one I remember, too. Long, long ago...
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Re: (Alleged) Godzilla vs. Gamera Live Event (1970)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:12 am

miguelnuva wrote:I remember all of those from when I was little.


Kaiju Kingdom forums dude! Those were the days.
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