Godzilla6014 wrote:Godzilla vs. Gigan (aka Godzilla on Monster Island)
3. The opening credits are filmed under a different shot angle at the inside the tower credits look a little different to.
I don't know what you mean by "tower credits", but the footage behind the opening credits in GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND is the same footage in the Japanese and international versions.
8. Godzilla and Anguirus towards the end swim back to Monster Island. In the CS version the shot of Godzilla's atomic breath is shown again blasting the camera with a white the end card were as in the international version a blue screen with the end card is shown.
The end title card is blue with white text.
Godzilla vs. Megalon
2. The title card for the movie is in a lighter red were as in the international version it's pretty much the same except a little bit of a darker red. The UK VHS of the film however, has it in white.
Again, I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but here's a rundown of the main English title screens:
White version - Probably Toho's original international version. Released on video in the UK and included as an extra in Media Blasters' DVD.
Red version - Also a Toho international version. There's no documented reason why there are two, but I'd guess it's because the white text is very hard to read over the footage in the credits. This red version was shown on Sci-Fi broadcasts from 2002 to 2006 and also in the Power Multimedia DVD release.
Cinema Shares version - Cinema Shares created a new title card using the English logo Toho created. It's much smaller and in most releases, it's squeezed to fit the 1.33:1 frame. When properly displayed in scope, it looks very distorted. The text is red.
There are a couple different versions of the Cinema Shares opening, though I think most of these alterations were done by the various video distributors. Check them out here.
13. Right at the end of the movie when the gang heads off with Jet Jaguar there is no ending title it just ends except on some VHS copies of the film like Anchor Bay's version shows the Japanese symbol in red that says end. While the end title is in red and in English in the International version Taiwanese DVD but in the UK VHS and Sci-Fi Channel International versions the end title is in White. Some copies like Sci-Fi's have an extended ending shot showing the actors waiting for their cue.
There is no 'Owari' symbol in the Anchor Bay version, and as far as I know, the Cinema Shares version has never been released with it (though if anyone has proof to the contrary, please share it). The original international title was white (as seen on the UK video releases), but a red version of that also exists (Power Multimedia DVD). At some point, Toho created a new bland end title (white text) with a copyright notice along the bottom of the screen. This version was shown on Sci-Fi (2002 to 2006) and was also included on the Media Blasters DVD as an extra.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (aka Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster and Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster)
2. The beginning of the opening with the exploison above the moutains weaving Godzilla three or four time and then going to the main title of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla or in one Sci-Fi airing it shared the Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster title (At one point probably Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster.) both with white text over black background. Well all of this is removed after Anguirus arrives from underneath the ground then white text for the title Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster is shown placed in white text under a red background. Some copies of this have Basil Goro's artwork for the film right beside it others like TV airings don't.
The "Sci-Fi version" of COSMIC MONSTER was shown many times from the early 90s until 2002, not just once. In the Cinema Shares' COSMIC MONSTER, the title card pops up either before or after the first explosion (I can't check my copy right now), not right after Anguirus appears. It's "Basil Gogos", by the way.
I'm also not certain of all the edits in MEGALON and COSMIC MONSTER, but I know you missed some of the censoring in COSMIC MONSTER ("Damn Godzilla" becomes "---- Godzilla").