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Bride of Godzilla??

Postby Legion » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:07 pm

Ok, so what the bloody hell is this?

http://www.cultistofvertigo.blogspot.co ... uring.html

It popped up on...let's say another forum, and I'm having a real hard time believing this "Bride of Godzilla" nonsense, apparently meant to follow "Godzilla Raids Again". The synopsis sounds completely insane, and I just can't wrap my brain around anyone at Toho coming up with this psychotic idea that early in their monster/sci-fi films.

Does anyone with more knowledge that me know anything about this?
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby klen7 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:57 pm

i heard about it for the first time on this forum earlier this year
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14664&p=470758&hilit=foreplay#p470758

Nothing i've read about it seems even remotely 1950s Toho.. if this were in the 70s, it would be a little less far fetched but even then its way out in left field. Looking at what Toho put out in the 50s and the first half of the 60s, i really find it hard to believe.

Other than that link you point to, the only other thing i have seen is the Japanese blog post its based on.


::EDIT:: So the original Japanese blog post references this book "Toho Special Effects Unpublished Document Archive"
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The book apparently is mostly about G'84 and Biollante, but their is a decent portion of the book dedicated to "non-production work" which includes:

Bride of Godzilla
Godzilla legend Asuka Fortress
Godzilla vs King Kong Continued
A Human Vapor Sequel
Frankenstein vs Godzilla
Flying Battleship
Mothra vs Bagan
Flame Man vs Invisible Man(?)
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby Legion » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:33 pm

klen7 wrote:
Nothing i've read about it seems even remotely 1950s Toho.. if this were in the 70s, it would be a little less far fetched but even then its way out in left field. Looking at what Toho put out in the 50s and the first half of the 60s, i really find it hard to believe.


That's what I've been saying too.
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby klen7 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:08 pm

So even if this was real, it sounds like it was completely discarded and i don't really understand the fascination with ideas that were downright rejected. I can understand the interest in "lost" films like Gamera vs Garasharp which shut down during production, a cut stop-motion/animation sequence from Biollante, or even high production fan films like Godzilla vs Wolfman, but i don't understand things like Bagan or this. I would hate for my legacy to include all the bad ideas that ended up on the cutting room floor, yet alone all the bad ideas that never made it off the white board.
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:43 pm

I still think this stuff is neat, ESPECIALLY crap like Bride of Godzilla simply because of how strange it is. I mean, I don't get the obsessive cult of Bagan or the like, but it's a neat bit of trivia.
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby Mexigojira » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:15 am

I mentioned this before (I think it was on the cool pictures thread), and it sounds as weird as it looks, I doubt any actress back then would do such a rolll as a giant naked mecha-lady. :lol:

So, imagine we had Bride of Godzilla, what's next, Abbott & Costello meets Godzilla?, House of Godzilla?, Young Godzilla? :mrgreen: :roll:
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby lhb412 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:56 pm

Mexigojira wrote:So, imagine we had Bride of Godzilla, what's next, Abbott & Costello meets Godzilla?, House of Godzilla?, Young Godzilla? :mrgreen: :roll:


Well, if you wanted to do it good and proper you'd have to go: Son of, Ghost of, Meets the Wolf Man, two House ofs, Abbott and Costello Meets, and (several decades later) Young.

In that order.

... hey, we ended up doing at least one of those - and a variation on 'Meets the Wolf Man,' even if it was a fan film.
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby Reaper G » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:03 pm

Well, we did get a "Godzilla 2000".
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby Pkmatrix » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:37 pm

klen7 wrote:Nothing i've read about it seems even remotely 1950s Toho.. if this were in the 70s, it would be a little less far fetched but even then its way out in left field. Looking at what Toho put out in the 50s and the first half of the 60s, i really find it hard to believe.


As I said at TK, the fact that it seems to have been summarily rejected and never got past the proposal/treatment stage is part of why I have no problem believing this. People had weird and bizarre ideas in the 1950s too, that wasn't just a late '60s/'70s thing. The difference is that such bizarre ideas were usually laughed out of the room in the '50s, whereas a decade or so later studio execs were more willing to experiment.

Toho would never have made Bride of Godzilla in 1957, but that doesn't stop someone from writing it and proposing it anyway.

klen7 wrote:Other than that link you point to, the only other thing i have seen is the Japanese blog post its based on.


::EDIT:: So the original Japanese blog post references this book "Toho Special Effects Unpublished Document Archive"


The Japanese Wikipedia page for Hideo Unagami also cites Toho Special Effect Movie Complete Works (『東宝特撮映画大全集』) as a second source for Bride of Godzilla.
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby The Great MM » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:31 am

Mexigojira wrote:So, imagine we had Bride of Godzilla, what's next, Abbott & Costello meets Godzilla?, House of Godzilla?, Young Godzilla? :mrgreen: :roll:


We did get a "House of Godzilla", but they decided to call it "Ghidorah: the Three-Headed Monster" and "Destroy All Monsters". The House of *insert Universal Monster* exist to bring together most of their famous monsters under one setting. GTTHM and DAM exist to do the same for Toho's kaiju.
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Re: Bride of Godzilla??

Postby klen7 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:15 pm

Ok, so while it isn't a 100% match up, i am suspicious that this is actually a misunderstanding compounded by a poorly translated retelling of Shigeru Mizuki's 1957 Godzilla comic titled "Kaiju Raban".
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