|Better than the Japanese title|
|You should have seen that birdie I made on the 13th hole...|
http://hkfilmnews.blogspot.com/2007/10/godzilla-1985-widescreen-on-monsters.html, but none that would affect this particular issue.
|A peaceful scene, for the moment|
|I am Godzilla, you are Japan!|
|Is Dr. Pepper is the reason why this guy is such a dweeb?|
|I'm sure Dr. Pepper would have preferred a few more gratuitous shots of its soda|
Godzilla 1985 is 83 minutes long between the opening titles and closing credits. The US version added about 10 minutes to the film's runtime and the remainder is from the original The Return of Godzilla (which is 103 minutes long). While Dr. Pepper did exist in Japan, it was nowhere near the most popular soft drink there and it is not present in the Japanese film. The Japanese film released in December 1984 and only after that did NWP obtain the rights to recut and release the film in the US. In the context of the complete film, Dr. Pepper has only a very minor presence.
I would not have been surprised if the Marketing people at Dr. Pepper, after viewing the film, were a little disappointed. They probably would have expected a few more shots with a Dr. Pepper can in it or perhaps a second scene in the hallway, preferably with Burr in it. However, for NWP, it was a small price to pay for some very generous support from a national brand.
|Steve Martin - 1956 Vintage|
|Steven Martin - 1985 Vintage|
|Pontificate all you want Ray, but here is the real star of the film|