Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

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Which title do you prefer?

Invasion of the Astro-Monster
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17%
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
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35%
Monster Zero
19
32%
Other
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2%
I don't mind
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15%
 
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Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby SonOfGorgo » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:46 pm

Please feel free to submit your vote and express your reasons why in the comments down below. Thank you.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby eabaker » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:52 pm

Kaiju Daisenso is relegated to the "other" category, I guess... ;)

Growing up, the VHS said "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero," but through the norms in fandom I always just thought of it as "Monster Zero," and that's the title that tends to roll off my tongue.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby UltramanGoji » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:55 pm

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero and simply Monster Zero are interchangeable to me. Sort of like how we simply call any other versus film by the enemy monster's name (SpaceGodzilla, Destoroyah, Hedorah, etc.)
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Ivo-goji » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:12 pm

Godzilla vs Monster Zero.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Stevo_1985 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:02 pm

Godzilla vs Monster Zero is what's I've always known it as. So I guess I prefer it. His debut film GTTHM introduced him and the title was appropriate. Monster Zero seems like the same title albeit a different name if that makes sense, almost as if it's reintroducing a new monster. Astro monster just never clicked with me.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:53 pm

I like Astromonster better. KG is an invader from space, even if it's under alien control.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:07 pm

My old Simitar VHS always referred to it as "Godzilla vs Monster Zero", and the title card on the movie said "Monster Zero". I've always known it through those two names, but I slightly prefer "Monster Zero" for simplicity's sake.

"Invasion of Astro Monster" is a really silly sounding title that just reeks of 'Engrish'. It also has nothing to do with the plot: Not once do I recall "Astro Monsters" being present.
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Postby Space Hunter M » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:09 pm

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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Rodan » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:17 pm

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I opened this thread; it went immediately to this post; I laughed out loud.

I think I use both titles interchangeably and don't particularly care. Though Monster Zero is the better of the two.

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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:41 am

Invasion of Astro-Monster
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Goji » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:08 am

Kaiju-King42 wrote:My old Simitar VHS always referred to it as "Godzilla vs Monster Zero", and the title card on the movie said "Monster Zero".
Yeah, the Simitar release from 1990 actually used the original theatrical title card (it was sourced from 16mm), and was the one I grew up watching. I remember being confused, because the copy from Paramount that I had rented before I owned it had that ghastly video generated "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" title card, which apparently premiered on TV sometime in the '80s.

Monster Zero is, without a doubt, my preferred English title. Not only is it the original U.S. title, it's mysterious, and isn't clunky like the TV/home video title. Not every single English title for a Godzilla film needs to be "Godzilla vs.", but with that said, I do understand it's importance in trying to get people's attention, whether it was in the TV guide, or in a video store. People respond to Godzilla's name more than anything else.

Invasion of Astro-Monster, Invasion of the Astro Monsters, and Invasion of the Astros are all pretty silly titles (And yes, the last two were used on actual prints before ). Why Toho choose the former to represent the title on home video in the States now is beyond me, but it certainly explains the constant use of that title on these boards for (almost) the past decade. That CM DVD is nearly 10 years old now, so that title has had time to fester.

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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby BlacktimusPrime » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:27 am

edgaguirus wrote:I like Astromonster better. KG is an invader from space, even if it's under alien control.


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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Coobzilla03 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:01 am

Monster Zero, just always heard it that way.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Legion1979 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:13 pm

Invasion of Astro Monster is a stupid title, and the entire fanbase should reject it on principle.

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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby g2vd » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:13 pm

Invasion Of Astro Monster.

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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby SonOfGorgo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:36 am

Legion1979 wrote:Invasion of Astro Monster is a stupid title, and the entire fanbase should reject it on principle.

Please remember that this is all about opinions, and how we express such and not enforce them and others.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby eabaker » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:49 am

SonOfGorgo wrote:
Legion1979 wrote:Invasion of Astro Monster is a stupid title, and the entire fanbase should reject it on principle.

Please remember that this is all about opinions, and how we express such and not enforce them and others.


I'm gonna go way out on a limb here and suggest that Legion was being playful, and is not actually trying to dictate the preferences of fandom at large.
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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby Legion1979 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:12 am

I WAS being playful. THANK YOU, eabaker.

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Re: Which title do you prefer? Monster Zero or Invasion of the Astro-Monster?

Postby SonOfGorgo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:47 pm

eabaker wrote:I'm gonna go way out on a limb here and suggest that Legion was being playful, and is not actually trying to dictate the preferences of fandom at large.

Perhaps.
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