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Godzilla 1985 (1985)
Godzilla 1985 released in the U.S. Version.
I like Godzilla 1985 is a 1985 Japanese-American science-fiction kaiju film co-directed by R.J. Kizer and Koji Hashimoto. The film is a heavily re-edited American adaptation of the Japanese film The Return of Godzilla produced by Toho in 1984. In addition to the film being re-cut, re-titled, and dubbed in English, Godzilla 1985 featured additional footage produced by New World Pictures.
Both the New World Pictures and Toho versions of the film serve as direct sequels to the original Godzilla film. However, while Toho's version serves as a sequel to the original 1954 Godzilla film, Godzilla 1985 serves as a sequel to Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the 1956 Americanization of the original film which also starred Raymond Burr. Godzilla 1985 uses the same techniques used in Godzilla, King of The Monsters where the original Japanese footage is dubbed and edited together with the American footage. In addition to keeping Reijiro Koroku's original score, the film uses cues from Christopher Young's Def-Con 4 film score.
The film was met with mainly unfavorable reviews upon its release in the United States. Just like Godzilla, King of The Monsters, a majority of the nuclear themes and political overtones featured in the Japanese original were removed from the North American version. Godzilla 1985 was the last Godzilla film to be distributed theatrically in the United States until the release of Godzilla 2000.
Godzilla 1985 also hasn't been released in DVD or Blu-ray by Kraken Releasing, which it only included its original Japanese Version known as The Return of Godzilla and its international dub of The Return of Godzilla. Also all of the other American releases of the other Godzilla films were released in DVD, making Godzilla 1985 the only American Version of the film that has been released in VHS, but hasn't been released on DVD yet.