Gorosaurus Rex wrote:It sounds reasonable that a younger fan may have first encountered a character like Megaguirus in a video game. Her film wasn't widely available or aired in the US at the time.
Well, how about an old fan who simply didn't have the monetary resources to purchase his own copy of certain movies prior to the release of Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee?
The first monsters I met when the aforementioned game was in my possession were Destoroyah and Mecha-King Ghidorah. I knew of Orga, as Godzilla 2000
was readily available at the Wal-Mart I worked at (small-town guy I am, sheesh...).
I couldn't figure out how Mecha-King Ghidorah came about until I recorded a midnight programming of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
on the Sci-Fi channel. At first, I thought this was the old 1965 movie (oh how wrong I was). When I watched my recording, I was surprised at the visual changes made during the Heisei era (didn't even know about the different eras until after my Godzilla awakening). After that, I made it a personal goal to get a hold of all the different Godzilla movies I could get my hands on. I eventually went on to purchase my own copies of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II,
and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.
After watching Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II,
I realized this version of MechaGodzilla was the one used for Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
(I knew there was something off about the design for MechaGodzilla there, but prior to watching the movie, I couldn't place my finger on what that was).
When Godzilla: Save the Earth
came out, I was introduced to 2 more kaiju: Megaguirus and Kiryu; and I think this was the point where I found out about Godzilla: Final Wars.
I didn't get to watch the 2 movies concerning the 2 kaiju until last year (no kidding). Reason for that big of a delay in watching those 2 movies was not due to financial issues this time around; rather, my attention was simply elsewhere at the time.