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Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon
The staff and I have been considering moving the Yamato Takeru (film) page to Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon for a while now, but I figured you probably would know for sure. Can you confirm that Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon is in fact the film's international title? The page is still called Yamato Takeru only really because that's what TK claims the international title is, and because that's the English name on the Japanese poster (something that doesn't typically mean much). The only English-language releases I know of use the Orochi title and several of the reference books we have access to use that title as well.
All that I can add is that the only known export version of the film with English visuals gives the title as "Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon." It's possible that at some point Toho settled on the Japanese title, Yamato Takeru, as its preferred intnt'l title, but at least upon the film's release, and through 2003, when it was released on DVD by ADV, their English title was "Orochi..."
Saw your recent addition in the image gallery. The source of Tidal Wave I'm screencapping from is a dailymotion upload that looks like a VHS transfer.
Here's the upload, if it's worth inspection.
Thanks! I'll take a look at the full thing when I can. Tidal Wave was never officially released on video, unfortunately, but there was a rare bootleg from Hellfire/Pacific Video in the '90s. It could be that, but I suspect it's probably someone's old recording from TV. Thanks again for the link!
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