Barkley wrote:Am I the only one who doesnt care if G85 becomes a lost film?
Nope. I PERSONALLY don't care, but I know a lot of other fans want that version to be around, and I can respect that.
I'm just sort of in a practical position about the whole thing. If they had found a way to include 1985 as well, great, cool, sure thing. But I don't deem it a 'requirement'. The thing I get TICKED about is that in the case of a film like King Kong vs Godzilla, the only version legally available is the US version, in North America we have no access to the theatrical cut and that grinds my gears.
2 versions is fun and a nice bonus, but the original version should always be the priority.
Not all US versions are created equally either. Toho really likes the US version of Godzilla 2000, they approved every change during the process. King of the Monsters helped turn Godzilla into more of a global brand and did a lot for his popularity in the US. Godzilla Raids Again(Gigantis the Fire Monster) and a disgrace to the original vision of that film.
Invasion of Astro Monster, Son of Godzilla, All Monsters Attack, Godzilla vs Hedorah and Destroy All Monsters have changes so minimal they don't even register as alternate versions to me. Same with Terror of MechaGodzilla, US version tacks on a terrible prologue and removes one shot of nudity. That's not an "alternate version".
But I'm giving too much of my opinion on this subject and I wouldn't want to upset anybody who disagrees.