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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:The H-Man/Archive 1 on 2019-04-29.

UltraGoji (talkcontribs)

Why did you remove my edits on the GvG and GvMG gallery pages?

The H-Man (talkcontribs)

In short, I didn't think they were necessary because they weren't upgrades to the images already on the site.


Both came from SpaceHunterM's video; in their video, the original source of the Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster title card was a frame from an eBay auction for the film's trailer. It's exactly the same image we already have on the Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla/Gallery page, except SHM added some artificial filters to make the still image look like moving film. The one you uploaded, because of the digital processing, is a lower quality and less authentic version of the same image presently in the gallery.


The source of the Godzilla on Monster Island title in SpaceHunterM's video is a 1994 Sci-Fi Channel broadcast, preserved on VHS, although SHM stretched it to match the widescreen footage of Godzilla firing his ray, which itself is actually video from a different copy and different version of the movie. As with Cosmic Monster, it's the same source of the image in the Godzilla vs. Gigan/Gallery gallery, only in this case, the Sci-Fi Channel footage was modified to bring it back to its approximate theatrically-projected dimensions. In my opinion, there's room on the site someday for the Godzilla on Monster Island title in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, but I think it should come from a frame from a 35mm print. At the very least, using a modification of what we already have is unnecessary. The 4:3 image capture stays because it's more authentic to its source (it's the native aspect ratio of the original Sci-Fi Channel broadcast).


I'm not site staff so I don't have a say in what can or should go around here, but this was my reasoning for undoing those edits.

UltraGoji (talkcontribs)

Thanks for clearing that up. I completely understand! I still think we should have a non pink tinted version of the Cosmic Monster title though. It was red as shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlhaeFMZjZE

The H-Man (talkcontribs)

It's only pink because the color has faded from the film (color film typically turns red or pink from fading). Non-faded prints would have much more vibrant color. Even in that video the film is severely faded.

The H-Man (talkcontribs)
UltraGoji (talkcontribs)

Oh. I want to find 35mm copys of the Cinema Shares Trilogy. The Terror of Godzilla would be cool too! Also yes, I am the same UltraGoji on YouTube. Thank you, and sorry for the trouble.

Les (talkcontribs)

Hey, would you be at all interested in joining our private Discord? If so, I can shoot you a link. Thanks.

Les (talkcontribs)
The H-Man (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your consideration! I only have very little experience with Discord, and while I'd like to join, I'm not sure I'd get the most out of it (simply because it's all very foreign to me). That said, I do have the app and an account that I use to talk to some friends, but if my membership in the Wikizilla Discord would prevent a more active member from joining then I would suggest you guys offer that spot to them instead. But again, thank you.

Astounding Beyond Belief (talkcontribs)

Discord servers can hold thousands of people, so you don't have to worry at all about taking up a spot.

Les (talkcontribs)

Nope, no spots are reserved and we’re actively looking for new faces. There are plenty of other cool people there like SpaceHunterM and Monster Island Buddies, so we’d love to have someone of your expertise around. Even if you don’t use it often, it’s an easy means of communication to talk about ways to improve the site, etc. So maybe we’ll see you there? :D

The H-Man (talkcontribs)

Pretty sure I joined; like I said, Discord is mostly a foreign concept to me, lol. Thanks for opening up the invites and the suggestion to join.

Les (talkcontribs)

Sure thing! Yup, I see you on the user list. Happy to have ya

Les (talkcontribs)

Except - there seem to be two accounts with the name "Hman." Did you accidentally join with two?

The H-Man (talkcontribs)

Oops, that's a definite possibility. Like I said, not really sure what I'm doing with it. From my end it looks like there are two HMans (H-Men?) as well, although I'm not sure how that happened.

Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon

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The King of the Monsters (talkcontribs)

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.

Thanks.

Space Hunter M (talkcontribs)
The H-Man (talkcontribs)

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..."

Goldn (talkcontribs)

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. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5gbd1w

The H-Man (talkcontribs)

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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