Wolfman vs. Godzilla

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Wolfman vs. Godzilla
Directed by Shizuo Nakajima
Produced by Shizuo Nakajima
Music by Akira Ifukube (Stock music)
Distributor TBA
Rating Unrated
Running Time TBA
Designs Used MosuGoji, KingGoji (Replicas, named WolGoji[1])
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Wolfman vs. Godzilla (伝説の巨獣狼男対ゴジラ,   Densetsu no Kyojū Ōkami Otoko tai Gojira, lit. Legendary Beast Wolfman Against Godzilla) is a fan film directed and produced by Shizuo Nakajima and several former Toho filmmakers in 1983.

History

Principal photography on Wolfman vs. Godzilla began in 1983 and concluded in the mid 1980's. Post-production ("editing, sound design, and visual effects") is ongoing.[2]

Though several photos circulated online, information about the film was almost nonexistent in the United States until 2012, when Mark Jaramillo made contact with Nakajima and received a short montage of effects footage from the film. This clip, along a number of behind-the-scenes photos, was shown at G-Fest XIX in an impromptu, standing room only panel. The following year, Nakajima traveled to G-Fest himself, bringing more footage with him. He has since released a number of clips and set footage online using his personal Facebook account.[3]

Plot

From what has been revealed, the plot of Wolfman vs. Godzilla consists of a werewolf appearing in Japan, which becomes irradiated and grows to daikaiju size. This giant Wolfman encounters Godzilla in the countryside, and the two monsters battle. Godzilla is portrayed as a rampaging monster like in the early Showa series, but the lesser of two evils compared to the Wolfman.

According to Shizuo Nakajima, many drafts of the film were made in the 1970's, most of them starting out simply as short films. One of them featured a Godzilla suit that closely resembled the MosuGoji suit. The Wolfman's design was also drastically different, somewhat resembling a mummy, with a head that bears a slight resemblance to one of the Gargantuas. Another one of these short films featured the Wolfman character in battle against Baragon as well. All of the costumes made during the film's production were made by professional costume maker Fuyuki Shinada, who would go on to design the monsters in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. By 1983, production had changed and much of the monster action was re-filmed in order to create a feature-length film, featuring a new Godzilla suit that was based on the KingGoji. This is the version of the film most people have been familiar with, while the older drafts were believed to be entirely lost, with only stills surviving. However, Nakajima recently revealed some of the earlier footage and stated that he intended to splice together the old and new footage of the film prior to giving it a DVD release. According to Nakajima, over ten hours of raw footage for the film exists.

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Clips from Wolfman vs. Godzilla are shown at G-Fest XIX in 2012
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Gojira2014

5 months ago
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2020 gonna be a good year.
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CreativeName22

6 months ago
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That Nicholas Cage picture is the weirdest thing i would ever imagine...
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DystrVction

6 months ago
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I patiently await 2020 for the alleged release date for DVD/BluRay. Hopefully Toho will allow it and approve of it. After all, the people who made it are former employees and legendary ones at that!
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SkullIsland

18 months ago
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Awmstudioproductions made figures for the Wolfman, Godzooky, and the Hanna barbera Godzilla. The figures were sold at G-Fest XXIV.

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G-Fest XXIV Wolfman.jpeg
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Green Blob Thing

18 months ago
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The Wolfman figure is fantastic.
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Green Blob Thing

18 months ago
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Better version of Magara's image.
Here's a better image showing the Wolfman figurine from multiple different angles.
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Green Blob Thing

19 months ago
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Should it be added to the page that Shizuo Nakajima expects the film to be finished and released by the time of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

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Green Blob Thing

19 months ago
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The new footage of him fighting Baragon is awesome. I'm also happy that they're still working on the movie, as shown by the recent images of the film being edited in After Effects. Can't wait to see this :D
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Magara M&E

27 months ago
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I so wanna see this
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Magara M&E

27 months ago
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Is it still getting released? Its past summer.
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Green Blob Thing

27 months ago
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They intend to release it sometime around the Tokyo Olympics.
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Green Blob Thing

28 months ago
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For those who want to see all of the Facebook footage released by Shizuo Nakajima: https://www....5&type=2

The movie looks fantastic!