kpa wrote:I was at the world premiere in 2004 and the audio was relooped (I posted quotes from the actors about this). In 2005, Toho began renting GFW out for film festivals, conventions, art house theaters, etc, and it was identical to the version shown at the premiere (most likely, it was the exact same print). GFW had a three day run in Los Angeles so I saw it a couple more times in a theater. No f-bombs.
I was there as well, so I can confirm this.
My impression was it was a humorous scene getting back at the long tradition of bad dubbing jobs in America by turning the tables 180 degrees with American actors being dubbed poorly but on purpose. There was never any swearing in any released form of GFW.