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King Kong vs. Godzilla - Mono Mix Preservation (* part finished project *)

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King Kong vs. Godzilla’s Japanese cut has three principle sound mixes:

1962 Magnetic 4.0 Stereo. (Directional dialogue. Used for the R2 DVD)

1962 Academy Mono. (Uses the alternate mono recording of the score. Other differences unknown to most)

1991 Stereo. (Centered dialogue. Also used for the 2008 HV broadcast)

As far as I know, the 1962 mono mix has been restricted to early LaserDisc and tape releases (from '86 and '89) and it is not present on the 2001 R2 DVD. I believe the 1970/77 re-cuts also use the same mono mix stems. Here is a video in all probability sourced from the 1989 master, as it features a pristine TohoScope logo and has the more prominent native vocals heard in the mono score.

This site (in Japanese) has some interesting information pertaining to the film’s presentation on home video during the 80s and 90s. If anyone is willing to obtain either one of first two LDs listed, a simple preservation would be instrumental to those curious about the mono presentation, myself included.

So, a new book came out and we learned so much, and it is called, “Anguilosaurus, Killer of the Living”.

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Interesting project. I just got a copy for the Japanese version and was hoping for something better.

Remember, Highlander, you’ve both still got your full measure of life. Use it well, and your future will be glorious.

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I have the 73 minute Champion Festival edit and I'll soon be receiving the full mono mix from a contact. I believe it's an alternate audio track on the '91 LD. I'll make a syncable .ac3 for BoxMonster's composite reconstruction.

So, a new book came out and we learned so much, and it is called, “Anguilosaurus, Killer of the Living”.

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It's not on the '91 LD, so I settled for the 1989 VHS instead, which does indeed have the mono mix/older 16mm sourced reconstruction. There's a cap of the tape on MySpleen now.

So, a new book came out and we learned so much, and it is called, “Anguilosaurus, Killer of the Living”.

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Finished syncing audio from the tape to the main video of version 2.0.

So, a new book came out and we learned so much, and it is called, “Anguilosaurus, Killer of the Living”.

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The Blu-Ray surprisingly included the mono mix, so my project is redundant (but still useful, though it's a bit technical). Version 2.0 of KKvsG is still in progress now that so much previously LD quality footage has finally been rescanned.

So, a new book came out and we learned so much, and it is called, “Anguilosaurus, Killer of the Living”.

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Space Hunter M said:

The Blu-Ray surprisingly included the mono mix, so my project is redundant (but still useful, though it's a bit technical). Version 2.0 of KKvsG is still in progress now that so much previously LD quality footage has finally been rescanned.

 I look forward to adding v2.0 to my collection.

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I don’t Have A Retail Copy Of The Criterion Collection BLU-RAY of Godzilla The Showa Era But I Need To Add a Link For King Kong vs Godzilla 2.0 Mono & 2.0 Stereo & 4.0 Stereo & 5.1 Remix Preservation To Sync With The Criterion Collection Godzilla The Showa Era Blu-Ray

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Also I Don’t Have The Japanese Toho Blu-Ray Of King Kong vs Godzilla But that Blu-Ray Is From amazon.co.jp