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The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby G-MAN » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:05 am

As its near impossible to come across a copy nowa days seeing as its been so long since it was printed in the 90's, would anyone here happen to have a pdf or scans of it? As I know I'm not the only fan who has been dying for two decades to read it

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Pkmatrix » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:15 am

I don't think I've ever heard of this? Do you know any details about it?

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby G-MAN » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:37 am

It's this one https://goo.gl/images/1l0KGO by Ed Godziszewski.

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Tatsunoshi » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:57 pm

Pkmatrix wrote:I don't think I've ever heard of this? Do you know any details about it?


Toho hit it with a cease and desist order, Ed says because of the sheer amount of photos he used along with using Godzilla's image on the cover (unlike Steve Ryfle's book, which had the advantage of seeing what got Ed into trouble with Toho). So it was never to be reprinted with less than a thousand sold, and generally goes for $100-$150 when it shows up for sale.

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Pkmatrix » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:08 pm

G-MAN wrote:It's this one https://goo.gl/images/1l0KGO by Ed Godziszewski.


Tatsunoshi wrote:Toho hit it with a cease and desist order, Ed says because of the sheer amount of photos he used along with using Godzilla's image on the cover (unlike Steve Ryfle's book, which had the advantage of seeing what got Ed into trouble with Toho). So it was never to be reprinted with less than a thousand sold, and generally goes for $100-$150 when it shows up for sale.


Okay, cool! :D

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Godzillafan11 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:54 pm

Is the Book in English or Japanese? :D
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Tatsunoshi » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:13 am

English.

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Godzillafan11 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am

Is this same book becausae its in Japanese ? https://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-Illustr ... f+Godzilla
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Tatsunoshi » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:34 am

Completely different.

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby BioBagan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:04 am

Some terrible scans of my copy: http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spacegh ... t=9&page=1
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Godzillafan11 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:48 pm

G-MAN wrote:It's this one https://goo.gl/images/1l0KGO by Ed Godziszewski.

Where can i find this book in english?
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Tatsunoshi » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:54 pm

Generally only on eBay, occasionally a kaiju dealer will have one.

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby GigaBowserG » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:58 pm

Had no idea so many pictures floating around actually came from this book... Definitely keeping tabs on it, though I don't expect to see a copy up anywhere anytime soon.
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby G-MAN » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:36 am

Anyone who has a copy willing to scan it to preserve it for the fan base?

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Godzilla21 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:31 pm

It pops up on eBay every couple of months. I almost got it for $85 a few years ago and then someone ninja'ed me and got it for $86. I consider Ed G the top 1 or 2 Godzilla "scholars" of all time. Order all back issues of Japanese Giants if you can
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby tbeasley » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:21 pm

When their Ishiro Honda biography is eventually released, it'd be nice to see Godziszewski and Ryfle join forces again and coauthor a new Godzilla history book that's sort of a hybrid between their two previous tomes from the 90s. Ryfle has expressed interest in updating Japan's Favorite Mon-Star before. I know Godzilla will always be a niche property and a hard sale but with American and Japanese films being made concurrently it's a great opportunity for Japanese sci-fi historians to take advantage and get stuff out there for newcomers to the genre.
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby G1985 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:21 am

G-MAN wrote:Anyone who has a copy willing to scan it to preserve it for the fan base?

Whether you realize it or not, what you're really asking is for someone to destroy their copy "for the fanbase". One day, someone in the fanbase will enjoy my copy because I didn't scan it, and I will enjoy the money they paid to obtain one in near-new shape. Forcing the open book to lay flat for scanning would destroy the binding and destroy any value it has as a rare collectible.

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Godzilla21 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:40 am

This book just went for $405 on eBay holy poop
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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby jayson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:41 pm

Reviving a dead thread here.

I own this book and I'm wondering if the information in the book is canon? Can it be used as a reliable source?

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Re: The Illustrated encyclopedia of Godzilla

Postby Godzilla21 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:43 pm

jayson wrote:Reviving a dead thread here.

I own this book and I'm wondering if the information in the book is canon? Can it be used as a reliable source?


Yes. It was written by Ed G who is one of the top Godzilla historians around. Now just remember to sell it to Godzilla21 when you are done with it ;)
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