Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Zarm » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:42 am

Same here.
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby DragonZord13 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:27 am

Dr. Professor wrote:
DragonZord13 wrote:I just realized my copy of "Godzilla"/"Godzilla 1985" (which is a bootleg obtained by a great company/fella) lacks the "Godzilla meets Bambi" short. I hate animal abuse but that short it a part of G history and I still remember it vaguely.

As a kid I found that short greatly upsetting. I still don't find it funny. It just seems like a lame attempt to be edgy.


Oh I agree it is a unsettling, short and has zero barring on anything G related. But at the time it was one of those "oh crap they did that?" Moments that feels lost to time now. It and the 1985 cut really should of been on the Kraken release.
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Zarm » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:48 am

DragonZord13 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:
DragonZord13 wrote:I just realized my copy of "Godzilla"/"Godzilla 1985" (which is a bootleg obtained by a great company/fella) lacks the "Godzilla meets Bambi" short. I hate animal abuse but that short it a part of G history and I still remember it vaguely.

As a kid I found that short greatly upsetting. I still don't find it funny. It just seems like a lame attempt to be edgy.


Oh I agree it is a unsettling, short and has zero barring on anything G related. But at the time it was one of those "oh crap they did that?" Moments that feels lost to time now. It and the 1985 cut really should of been on the Kraken release.


I think it was a rights issue?

But as an ongoing, shameless free shill, I will totally point you here... ;)
https://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=27517
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Terasawa » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:11 am

Godzilla 1985 used music composed by Chris Young for New World’s Def-Con 4. Toho reportedly didn’t want to pay Young so that they could release G85 with his music. Some fans suggested releasing the film with Toho music tracked in in the place of Young’s music, but doing that would have been much more work than Toho or especially Kraken was willing to do.

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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby DragonZord13 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:16 pm

Zarm wrote:
DragonZord13 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:As a kid I found that short greatly upsetting. I still don't find it funny. It just seems like a lame attempt to be edgy.


Oh I agree it is a unsettling, short and has zero barring on anything G related. But at the time it was one of those "oh crap they did that?" Moments that feels lost to time now. It and the 1985 cut really should of been on the Kraken release.


I think it was a rights issue?

But as an ongoing, shameless free shill, I will totally point you here... ;)
https://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=27517


Now that is neat project there. But does it contain "the Bambi meets Godzilla" short? That would truly make it a "complete cut" of The Return of Godzilla. I figured legal rights was the issue behind G-1985 not getting a DVD release. Well let's hope "Godzilla King of the Monsters" can spur some companies to re-release some or all Godzilla films like Godzilla 1985 for example.
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Pkmatrix » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:57 am

DragonZord13 wrote:Now that is neat project there. But does it contain "the Bambi meets Godzilla" short? That would truly make it a "complete cut" of The Return of Godzilla. I figured legal rights was the issue behind G-1985 not getting a DVD release. Well let's hope "Godzilla King of the Monsters" can spur some companies to re-release some or all Godzilla films like Godzilla 1985 for example.


No, unfortunately, but I think you can find an HD version of Bambi meets Godzilla online elsewhere so you can probably just play them back to back in the playlist? :)

I just watched Godzilla: Resurrection the other night and definitely recommend it! It's basically a better composed (IMO) version of RoG with the G'85 scenes added and most of the goofiness cut out (I'm most amazed that the "Wonder Lizard" line is gone, I didn't think that one could be cut). Now those scenes feel like they're supposed to be there! Resurrection is probably now my go-to cut of the movie and if I show RoG to anybody it's going to be that version. :)
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Gojirawars 03 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:11 am

Maritonic wrote:
DragonZord13 wrote:Just got done watching Godzilla 1985 and is it just me or does Steve Martin (Burr's character) seem evil-ish? I get that he's witnessed the first Godzilla's attack and his cynicism is warranted but he flat out tells his US friends "Godzilla won't die. Just stop." Couple that with a scene of him massaging that Dragon idol thing and THEN Godzilla springs into action, almost comes off as Steve controlling Godzilla. In the end Martin was the most interesting character because he's so God damn mysterious and even foreboding.


Oddly enough, I just revisited this for the first time in almost 20 years or so. And I forgot how dark and mysterious they treat Martin. You're absolutely right about this; the dragon idol, his glares at the screen, his cynicism (which at least makes sense), and even the dark flute music that plays when he's on screen. He even "awakens" after Godzilla's first attack on the ship. It's all very interesting.

Wait, does this mean Steve Martin is the Green Ranger and he summons Godzilla the same way as the Dragon-Zord? HE'S PLAYING THE FLUTE TO SUMMON HIM. Lmao.
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Grievous » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Pkmatrix wrote:I just watched Godzilla: Resurrection the other night and definitely recommend it! It's basically a better composed (IMO) version of RoG with the G'85 scenes added and most of the goofiness cut out (I'm most amazed that the "Wonder Lizard" line is gone, I didn't think that one could be cut). Now those scenes feel like they're supposed to be there! Resurrection is probably now my go-to cut of the movie and if I show RoG to anybody it's going to be that version. :)

Interesting...

How would I see this cut of the film?

I is curious.
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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Pkmatrix » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:53 am

Grievous wrote:
Pkmatrix wrote:I just watched Godzilla: Resurrection the other night and definitely recommend it! It's basically a better composed (IMO) version of RoG with the G'85 scenes added and most of the goofiness cut out (I'm most amazed that the "Wonder Lizard" line is gone, I didn't think that one could be cut). Now those scenes feel like they're supposed to be there! Resurrection is probably now my go-to cut of the movie and if I show RoG to anybody it's going to be that version. :)

Interesting...

How would I see this cut of the film?

I is curious.


Check out anzilla's thread over in the Fan Art forum:

Godzilla: Resurrection - The Return of Godzilla and Godzilla 1985, combined

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Re: Talkback Thread #16: The Return of Godzilla

Postby Grievous » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:20 am

Pkmatrix wrote:Check out anzilla's thread over in the Fan Art forum:

Godzilla: Resurrection - The Return of Godzilla and Godzilla 1985, combined

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