The Volcano Monsters

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The Volcano Monsters
The Godzilla and Anguirus suits from Godzilla Raids Again
Planned release 1957
Concept history The Volcano Monsters
Gigantis, the Fire Monster
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The Volcano Monsters is an unmade 1957 American edit of the 1955 Godzilla film, Godzilla Raids Again.

Plot

Two giant dinosaurs appear and wreak havoc in San Francisco.

History

The Volcano Monsters was originally going to be distributed in the United States by Harry Rybnick and Edward Barison. The film was going to be even less true to Raids Again than Gigantis, the Fire Monster. All scenes with Japanese actors were going to be cut along with everything Gigantis took out, including neither Godzilla nor Anguirus breathing any type of fire and the two monsters just being giant dinosaurs. Toho still went ahead with the project as they wanted their films to be distributed in the United States in some way, and they sent a new Godzilla suit made for The Volcano Monsters and the Anguirus suit for the Americans to make new scenes with. However, The Volcano Monsters was never made because in July of 1957, the company Harry Rybnick and Edward Barison owned closed down and the suits were lost.

Eventually, the The Volcano Monsters project was replaced with Gigantis, the Fire Monster and the finished film ended up being distributed by Warner Bros.

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Lamango

7 months ago
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Wasn't there a third volcano monster?
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Starstruck

17 months ago
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I actually like it.
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Fritz

22 months ago
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I don't like the idea of treating Godzilla as if he's a regular Tyrannosaurus. That's worse than changing his name to Gigantis.
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Serizilla

11 months ago
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Especially when Godzilla LOOKS NOTHING LIKE AN T-REX!
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Titanollante

28 months ago
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GIGANTISは、GODZILLAとは別の怪獣という設定だった。40年ぶりの露顕を、まるで嗤っているようだ。
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

38 months ago
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Man, I really like The Volcano Monsters rather than Gigantis, the Fire Monster (where "Gigantis" has a modified Anguirus' roar).
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