Star Godzilla

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Star Godzilla
Advertisement for Star Godzilla published in the May 7, 1980 issue of Variety
Planned 1980
Where the old world and the new world meet......

— Tagline

Star Godzilla is an unmade 1980 Godzilla film.

History[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Fools' Day prank.[2] Screenshots from One Crazy Summer (1986) and a doctored screenshot from Infra-Man (1975) were used to represent the film.

References[edit | edit source]

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. Steve Ryfle (1998). Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". ECW Press. p. 225.
  2. Stomp Tokyo Video Reviews - Star Godzilla


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