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Dual Titles of Godzilla Movies

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HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2481 XPMay-05-2021 3:31 PMTeam Ghidorah

Some Godzilla movies have different titles in different countries, I wanted to make a list of the ones I know, please help me compile them.

-Gojira, Monster King Gojira, Japan: Under the Terror of the Monster (Spain), Godzilla the Sea Monster of Odo (Netherlands)


-Godzilla’s Counterattack (Literal Translation, Japan), Gigantis the Fire monster (USA), The Return of Godzilla (France) The Fire Monster, (Brazil)

-King Kong vs Godzilla (Japan), The Return of Kong (Germany), Godzilla: Battle Party of the Giants(Germany), The Triumph of King Kong (Italy)

- Mothra vs Godzilla (Japan), Godzilla vs The Thing (USA, England), Godzilla and the Prehistoric Caterpillars (Germany), Strong Godzilla (Iceland)


-Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: The Greatest Battle on Earth (one of the Japanese Titles, GMK v1 I guess.), Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (USA)

- Great Monster War (Japanese Literal translation), Monster Zero (USA), Invasion of the Astro Monster (US), King Kong 2000 (Lebanon)

Those Are the Showa ones I know.. Now the one hesei one I know, 

-Godzilla (1984, Japan, Finland), Godzilla is alive (US), The Return of Godzilla/Godzilla 1985 (US).

 

Anyway I thought these were interesting my favorite titles are King Kong 2000 and Godzilla: battle party of the Giants

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sonictiger

RodanMember1563 XPMay-05-2021 3:44 PM

huh.

That was very cash money of you.

Chris

King GhidorahAdmin19646 XPMay-05-2021 4:07 PMTeam Ghidorah

@sonictiger, if you're going to reply to a topic, please offer a little bit more substance than a simple "huh." Such type of responses don't help keep the conversation going and doesn't really offer anything to the topic creator either. Also since now XP points awarded for making replies is going to have a more impact full purpose for members, moderatirs and staff will be cracking down on one word type of replies like this. In future please add more to your replies!

As for the OP, I do enjoy reading all the alternative titles that exist for Godzilla movies. Although I'm sure there are more, I bet G.H.(Gman) will be around soon with some insight and likely some lesser known translations. He's vastly more knowledgeable than I on this.

sonictiger

RodanMember1563 XPMay-05-2021 4:18 PM

I got one for GVK......Lizard Vs. Monke

That was very cash money of you.

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2481 XPMay-05-2021 4:24 PMTeam Ghidorah

sonictiger

I meant more actual names that were realeased Theatrically or At home. Newer movie don’t tend to have these alternate names.

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sonictiger

RodanMember1563 XPMay-05-2021 4:32 PM

Oh....that'd still be funny though.....

That was very cash money of you.

monsterzero9

BaragonMember461 XPMay-05-2021 4:41 PMTeam Rodan

"godzilla vs the prehistoric catipillers"

*visible confusion*

sonictiger

RodanMember1563 XPMay-05-2021 4:46 PM

PFFFFT LOL

That was very cash money of you.

Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1183 XPMay-05-2021 5:03 PMTeam Godzilla

I like how each country has a different title for the movies and that they add something cool to them

YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, YOU'RE NOT A TACO.

monsterzero9

BaragonMember461 XPMay-05-2021 5:04 PMTeam Rodan

like PREHISTORIC CATIPILLERS.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 5:39 PMTeam Ghidorah

Fun topic.

SarcasticGoji,
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster's initial, literal Japanese title is: Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Battle on Earth.

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: The Greatest Battle on Earth was the movie's re-release title for the Champion Festival in the 1970s. It's a significantly cut version of the movie sort of dumbed down for kids.

I'm really only privy to Toho's literal and international titles and of course the American titles. Anything outside of those two, I'm pretty lost. Though one of the few I know outside of that criteria is Spain's title for Destroy All Monsters: Extraterrestrial Invasion. Their poster doesn't even include a monster.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2481 XPMay-05-2021 5:48 PMTeam Ghidorah

G. H. (Gman)

Oh thanks for the correction, I was just noticing how strange some of the other titles can get, I’m gonna try and find more.

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Chris

King GhidorahAdmin19646 XPMay-05-2021 6:33 PMTeam Ghidorah

"Spain's title for Destroy All Monsters: Extraterrestrial Invasion. Their poster doesn't even include a monster."

I find this hilarious lol 

Imagine renting this expecting it to be some space alien movie and BOOM, Godzilla hahaha

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 7:41 PMTeam Ghidorah

SarcasticGoji,
Here's the ones I'm aware of:

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla
Toho International Title: Godzilla
Jewel Enterprises Title: Godzilla, King of the Monsters

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla's Counterattack
Toho International Title: Godzilla Raids Again
Warner Bros. Title: Gigantis, The Fire Monster

English Translation of Japanese Title: King Kong vs. Godzilla
Toho International Title: King Kong vs. Godzilla

English Translation of Japanese Title: Mothra vs. Godzilla
Toho International Title: Mothra vs. Godzilla
American International Pictures Title: Godzilla vs. The Thing
Paramount Home Video Title: Godzilla vs. Mothra

English Translation of Japanese Title: Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Battle on Earth
Toho International Title: Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster
Walter Reade Title: Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster
Toho Champion Festival/Re-release Title: Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: The Greatest Battle on Earth

English Translation of Japanese Title: Great Monster War
Toho International Title: Invasion of Astro-Monster
United Productions of America Title: Monster Zero
Paramount Home Video Title: Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Toho Champion Festival/Re-release Title: Great Monster War: King Ghidorah vs. Godzilla

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla, Mothra, Ebirah: Great Duel in the South Seas
Toho International Title: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Walter Reade Title: Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster

English Translation of Japanese Title: The Battle of Monster Island: Son of Godzilla
Toho International Title: Son of Godzilla

English Translation of Japanese Title: Attack of the Marching Monsters*
Toho International Title: Destroy All Monsters
Toho Champion Festival/Re-release Title: Godzilla: The Lightning Blitz Operation

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters Attack
Toho International Title: All Monsters Attack
United Productions of America Title: Godzilla's Revenge

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. Hedorah
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Hedorah
American International Pictures Title: Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster

English Translation of Japanese Title: Earth Destruction Directive: Godzilla vs. Gigan
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Gigan
Cinema Shares Title: Godzilla on Monster Island

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. Megalon
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Megalon

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
Cinema Shares Title #1: Godzilla vs. The Bionic Monster
Cinema Shares Title #2: Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster

English Translation of Japanese Title: MechaGodzilla's Counterattack
Toho International Title: Terror of MechaGodzilla
Bob Conn Enterprises Title: The Terror of Godzilla

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla
Toho International Title: The Return of Godzilla
New World Pictures Title: Godzilla 1985
Kraken Releasing Title: Godzilla 1984

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. Biollante
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Biollante

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Tristar Pictures Home Video Title: Godzilla vs. King Ghidora

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. Mothra
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Mothra
Tristar Pictures Home Video Title: Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Toho International Title: Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Tristar Pictures Title: Godzilla 2000

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla x Megaguirus: The G Eradication Operation
Toho International Title: Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Toho International Title: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla x MechaGodzilla
Toho International Title: Godzilla against MechaGodzilla

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla x Mothra x MechaGodzilla: Tokyo SOS
Toho International Title: Godzilla: Tokyo SOS

Japanese Title: Godzilla: Final Wars
Toho International Title: Godzilla: Final Wars

English Translation of Japanese Title: Shin Godzilla
Toho International Title: Godzilla Resurgence

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla: Monster Planet
Toho International Title: Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla: Battle Mobilization Proliferation City
Toho International Title: Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

English Translation of Japanese Title: Godzilla: The Planet Eater
Toho International Title: Godzilla: The Planet Eater

*Destroy All Monsters
has Japanese title difficult to translate. This is only one of a few ways to translate the title.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1183 XPMay-05-2021 7:50 PMTeam Godzilla

I have two books that say that Destroy All Monsters' title is "Monster Invasion" and the other book says it's "Attack of the Marching Monsters".

YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, YOU'RE NOT A TACO.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 7:59 PMTeam Ghidorah

Monster_Zero,
Attack of the Marching Monsters is definitely one translation. What book do you have calls it Monster Invasion? I haven't heard of that one in any country.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1183 XPMay-05-2021 8:17 PMTeam Godzilla

G. H. (Gman)

The book that calls it "Monster Invasion" is titled Godzilla FAQ: All That's Left To Know About The King Of The Monsters written by Brian Solomon, who also created TheVaultOfHorror.net website. 

YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, YOU'RE NOT A TACO.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 8:35 PMTeam Ghidorah

Yes I'm aware of that book. It has some... dubious facts in it. I'd like to see his source for that title.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1183 XPMay-05-2021 8:38 PMTeam Godzilla

Oh, so none of the facts are accurate?

YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, YOU'RE NOT A TACO.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 9:06 PMTeam Ghidorah

Monster_Zero,
No I wouldn't say all of it. In fact at this point it's hard to get a lot of facts in the series wrong as long as you know where to look. But I have noticed some inconsistencies in that book.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2481 XPMay-05-2021 9:06 PMTeam Ghidorah

G. H. (Gman)

so GMK isn’t the only one with a long name....

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G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 9:09 PMTeam Ghidorah

SarcasticGoji,
In fact, GMK's title was a throwback to some of the mid-Showa titles.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2481 XPMay-05-2021 9:13 PMTeam Ghidorah

G. H. (Gman)

That makes sense... I wonder what the movie would have been like with anguirus and varan 

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Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1183 XPMay-05-2021 9:20 PMTeam Godzilla

Would the films have similar translations in other countries?

YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, YOU'RE NOT A TACO.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPMay-05-2021 9:49 PMTeam Ghidorah

Monster_Zero,
It varies from film to film and country to country.

For example, Godzilla vs. Biollante is merely known as Godzilla 2 in Mexico. (Or Spain... I can't remember.) And some go way off the deep end.

The German titles for some Godzilla movies aren't reflective of the movies in any form:

Frankenstein's Monsters Battle against Ghidorah (Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster)
Frankenstein and the Monsters from the Ocean (Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster)
Frankenstein's Monsters Hunt Godzilla's Son (Son of Godzilla)
Frankenstein and the Monsters from Space (Destroy All Monsters)
Frankenstein's Battle against the Devil Monsters (Godzilla vs. Hedorah)
Frankenstein's Hellbrood (Godzilla vs. Gigan)
King Kong: Demons from Outer Space (Godzilla vs. Megalon)
King Kong against Godzilla (Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla)
The Brood of the Devil (Terror of MechaGodzilla)

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1183 XPMay-05-2021 9:54 PMTeam Godzilla

"The German titles for some Godzilla movies aren't reflective of the movies in any form

Yeah, that's weird that they start with "Frankenstein"

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SasquaDash

TitanosaurusMember536 XPMay-06-2021 7:20 AM

One of my personal favorites:

 

 

The Italian poster for Mothra vs Godzilla.

(It seems they didn't actually watch the movie...)

"Look at this shark eating a cheeseburger"

KaijuFan_6754

BaragonMember347 XPMay-06-2021 7:39 AMTeam Ghidorah

It looks like a giant robot squid.

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HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2481 XPMay-06-2021 7:49 AMTeam Ghidorah

I found a spanish title for Godzilla Vs Hedorah, Godzilla against Hedorah: The toxic space bubble.

A german title for Godzilla vs Megalon, King Kong: Demons from Outer Space

And a spanish title for the same movie, Gorgo and Superman Meet in Tokyo.

 

Its interesting when other countries choose different monsters for the titles

 

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monsterzero9

BaragonMember461 XPMay-06-2021 8:21 AMTeam Rodan

prehistoric catipillers

KaijuFan_6754

BaragonMember347 XPMay-06-2021 8:34 AMTeam Ghidorah

the toxic space bubble sounds like some lost SpongeBob episode

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