Today is not the day Godzilla 1985 was released in America, but it really has been 30 years. Any potential confusion is appropriate considering how the film was mistakenly marketed here as being released for Godzilla’s 30th anniversary. While this was true for the original Japanese version’s release in 1984, the US version was a year too early to tie into the first film’s American release in 1956. But somebody got confused along the way and part of the film’s massive American publicity campaign included a special tribute. Other parts of the campaign include:
That last one deserves a special note. The music video was actually linked to Dr. Pepper and apparently the song is about being afraid to love that particular soft drink!
Happy Birthday Godzilla!