Cinema Shares

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Cinema Shares was an American film distributor who imported three consecutive entries in the Showa Godzilla series. They edited all three films for swearing, violence, and/or nudity in order to receive G ratings from the MPAA. The company folded in 1986.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cinema Shares initially released Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla as Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster, simply written as Godzilla vs. Bionic Monster on posters.. In July 1977, Universal Studios threatened a lawsuit against the distributor, claiming that the title was too similar to their TV series The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin-off The Bionic Woman. Cinema Shares then re-titled the film Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster, again simply written as Godzilla vs. Cosmic Monster on posters.[1]
  • At one time, Cinema Shares released all three of its Godzilla films to theaters as a triple feature.[2]

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This is a list of references for Cinema Shares. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Kalat, David (2010). A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, Second Edition. McFarland. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-4766-7294-6.
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