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I was inspired by the "How do you pronounce 'Biollante'" thread. However, I think there's a greater chance for discussion here since there are at least three different pronunciations in various films.
"GHEE-drah" is the original American name, of course. I like it, and as a kid I'd alternate between this one and the next.
"GHEE-dur-uh" is the closest to the Japanese (GHEE-doe-rah) and was used in the US dubs for MONSTER ZERO and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS. This is how I say it, mostly because it's the way I've heard it for nearly twenty years.
"Gih-DOOR-uh" is probably the most prevalent, but I think it sounds dumb. I'm not sure if this is Toho's official pronunciation (or if they even care), but it's interesting that this is the one that's been used in every single international dub.
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Mr. X wrote:For the past few years I've pronounced it "Gih-DOOR-uh". Before that, though, I pronounced it "GHEE-drah".
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We did. A whole movie was based around it. It was called "GINO".
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"Gheedrah" always just sounded silly to me.
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