Star Godzilla

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Star Godzilla
Advertisement for Star Godzilla published in the May 7, 1980 issue of Variety
Planned 1980
Written by Chris Lee[1]
To be
directed by
Futien Hsu[1]
Where the old world and the new world meet......
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— Tagline

Star Godzilla is an unproduced and unlicensed 1980 Godzilla film.

History

Star Godzilla was to be a "Star Godzilla production" released by Hong Kong's First Distributors (H.K.) Ltd. It was announced with a poster ad in the May 7, 1980 issue of Variety, citing Futien Hsu as director, Joy Hsu as producer, Chris Lee as screenwriter, and a cast consisting of Joey Fang, Chang Ching, and Charles Woo.[1] Although nothing is known about the proposed plot, the ad art depicts Godzilla, King Kong, and Anguirus amidst a burning city, surrounded by UFOs and various military vehicles. It is believed that threat of legal action from Toho put an end to the project.[2]

Trivia

  • King Kong appears in the ad courtesy of art lifted from the advertising campaign for Dino De Laurentiis' King Kong.
  • Star Godzilla was "reviewed" by Stomp Tokyo Video Reviews' Scott Hamilton and Chris Holland on April 1, 1998 as an April Fool's Day prank.[3] Screenshots from One Crazy Summer and a doctored screenshot from Infra-Man were used to represent the film.

References

This is a list of references for Star Godzilla. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Variety. Vol. 299 no. 1. Variety, Inc. 7 May 1980. p. 458. |volume= has extra text (help)
  2. Steve Ryfle (1998). Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". ECW Press. p. 225.
  3. Hamilton, Scott; Holland, Chris (1 April 1998). "Stomp Tokyo Video Reviews - Star Godzilla". Stomp Tokyo.

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