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Kong Did Win • Monster Zero x SciFi Japan

Kong Did Win

Discuss the original series of Godzilla films! From "Terror of Tokyo" to Puppy-faced Super-hero, the Showa Era had something for everyone!

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Postby O.Supreme » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:48 pm

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Re: Kong Did Win

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Re: Kong Did Win

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:30 am

I guess Toho's official press release is also erroneous.
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Re: Kong Did Win

Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:21 am

I was talking to O.Supreme's teacher at his school and she was showing me some of his schoolwork.
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Just kidding. :P
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Re: Kong Did Win

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:48 am

I mean, you can mentally justify it however you want, obviously.

For me, I had ALWAYS considered it a tie. From the time I first saw the movie until I first heard any theory about alternate endings or anything like that (which was like a good...ten years? maybe more) I watched the movie from the time I was like, 4 until I was 14 thinking "they tumbled into the ocean and it was a tie." I grew up also watching Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, and Godzilla's Revenge and remember Minya saying Godzilla is strong underwater...so like, I personally always just considered it a tie.

To this day, I kinda still do.


But that doesn't change the facts. And the FACT is Toho and Honda intended it as Godzilla having lost. I'm fine with that. My enjoyment of a character and sense of his worth aren't tied to the outcomes of fictional fights.
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Postby O.Supreme » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:43 am

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Re: Kong Did Win

Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 am

That book (Toho Films Vol 8, where Toho stated that King Kong won) went up for auction recently



That Auction site had a whole bunch of those catalogue books on auction.

Here's Toho Films Vol 9



It seems Toho would usually give away the endings when they wrote up the synopsis for thier films.

Here's Rodan
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and the Kurasawa film Sanjuro
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Here's Invasion of the Astro Monster
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Although they don't reveal the outcome of the monster battle. Just that the X aliens are defeated.
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