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Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby Russzilla » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:34 pm

https://www.facebook.com/shizuo.nakajim ... 231613945/

I'm starting to see a little buzz about this. Anyone else heard or read anything about this possibly FINALLY getting some sort of release?
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby lhb412 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:50 pm

Wow! That recreation of Godzilla's attack on the arctic base from KKvG is amazing!
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby klen7 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Mark Jarmillo (sp?) And the director are working to get the premiere at G-Fest 2016. I saw the half hour reel a couple years back and it really is just as great as that footage. The fights with the Wolfman were pretty solid as well. It's worth noting the film uses both the 62 and 64 suits for Godzilla, and the Wolf starts human sized and ends up gigantic.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby Rodanex » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:19 pm

Now that's what I call a fan film. This looks great. I saw a video on Facebook today of Godzilla actually fighting the Wolfman...I can't find it on Youtube, or I'd post it.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby Russzilla » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:55 am

Rodanex wrote:Now that's what I call a fan film. This looks great. I saw a video on Facebook today of Godzilla actually fighting the Wolfman...I can't find it on Youtube, or I'd post it.

Here's the direct link to it.

https://www.facebook.com/shizuo.nakajim ... 680059000/
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby lhb412 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:24 pm

Ah, the fan-film status is a bit more clear in that scene, as the edge of the set makes a few discreet appearances - still awesome, though. It's interesting to see so many shots from KKvG recreated, like Wolfman stepping over the flames. Speaking of which: look at those big feet! He's certainly part-sasquatch.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby DannyBeane » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:18 pm

That was beautiful. Wish there was a feature.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby takuGuy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:31 pm

This looks beautiful, really captures the early Showa aesthetic. This might actually force me to finally attend G-Fest if they screen it next year.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby mbozzo » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:15 pm

Wolfman should be one of the monsters appearing in Godzilla In Hell, if it was made into a movie. :mrgreen:
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby mr.negativity » Mon May 23, 2016 5:26 pm

Dread Central:
Lost Fan Film Godzilla vs. Legendary Wolfman Might Not Be Lost Much Longer
Foywonder wrote:One of the oddest footnotes of Godzilla fandom is the strange saga of Godzilla vs. Legendary Wolfman, a 1983 feature-length fan film produced by former Toho filmmakers that Toho has kept buried for over 20+ years. Until this summer – maybe, when the legendary fan film might finally see the light of day; or should I say, light of full moon?

The short version of this long, sordid saga is that former Toho production assistant Shizuo Nakajima, along with several other ex-Toho employees, decided to make their own Gojira fan film pitting the King of the Monsters against a giant werewolf. This wasn’t just some rinky dink 8MM short film, either. This was a full-length motion picture with real actors, an actual script, cinematic production values, and creature suits designed by Fuyuki Shinada (20 years later, he would go on to design the monsters for Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack).

Nakajima drew inspiration from Curse of the Werewolf and his love of classic kaiju flicks to craft a feature about a Japanese man transformed into a werewolf; in true atomic age fashion, he also becomes irradiated, causing him to become a gargantuan wolfman. The enlarged lycan encounters Godzilla, who’s on his own countryside crushing spree; and a mighty monster throwdown occurs.

Only one little problem: Nakajima didn’t have Toho’s permission to use Godzilla, and given how notoriously litigious Toho is about Godzilla’s likeness, they put a silver bullet in any plans for the world to ever see Godzilla vs. Legendary Wolfman. All that had ever seen the light of day were a handful of production stills that had trickled out over the years confirming it to be more than just rumor.

The project remained unreleased and regarded by Godzilla fandom as a “lost” film… until a few years ago, when renewed interest began thanks to dedicated G-fan Mark Jaramillo tracking down Nakajima, himself shocked to learn anyone even knew of the film’s existence outside of Japan. This lead to articles chronicling the strange history of this epic fan film for websites like Sci-Fi Japan, Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and even panels at the annual Godzilla convention G-Fest. Nakajima even attended G-Fest XX in 2013, presenting footage from his lost labor of love to a wildly enthusiastic crowd. Since then, Nakajima has vowed to restore the film and finally get it released. Clips from it have appeared on YouTube, and all manner of production stills have been posted on his own Facebook page.

Nakajima now seems to be indicating on said Facebook page that the film will be finished by this summer, presumably for a DVD (Blu-ray?) release, right around the time Godzilla: Resurgence opens in theaters in Japan this July. This news is not official, nor is it even confirmed if Toho has signed off on allowing it to happen. This could all just be wishful thinking on his part, or hoping that fan goodwill will help pressure Toho into making it a reality, a la the recent dust-up between Paramount and Star Trek fans that raised a million dollars on Kickstarter for their own high-end fan film.

Godzilla fans might be getting two new Zilla flicks this summer. And if they’re not, we can at least enjoy these clips from Godzilla vs. Legendary Wolfman and be left to wonder what might have been.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby klen7 » Mon May 23, 2016 5:53 pm

A DVD?? That would be great. There was a subtitled DVD of Reigo last year. But they only brought 50 copies (or less) and it was gone before I knew it was even on sale!
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby Gentleman » Tue May 24, 2016 1:21 pm

So curiosity begs me to ask: what happens if the Werewolf bites Godzilla? Because I'm having a wild time imagining a Gojiwolf tearing up a city under a full moon.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby O.Supreme » Tue May 24, 2016 1:42 pm

klen7 wrote:There was a subtitled DVD of Reigo last year. But they only brought 50 copies (or less) and it was gone before I knew it was even on sale!


wait...Who released Reigo on DVD with English subs? The only one I can find is the German release.
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Re: Wolfman vs. Godzilla

Postby klen7 » Tue May 24, 2016 2:43 pm

The director brought some with him. They were in CD jewel cases. Nothing official has been released in the US

I was lucky to catch the screening of it, and i liked it a lot more than Raiga.
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