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The "Frontier Missle" sequence is the only example of kaiju footage contained in foreign release prints but not in the original cut. This footage slightly alters the arrangement of events of the American and European versions. This footage was filmed at AIP's request and originally excluded from the Japanese cut to keep out the very patriotic American iconage of the scene. It is now featured as bonus material on the Japanese laserdisc.
Mothra is sometimes referred to as "the Thing" in the AIP dub.
There are some deleted scenes from this movie as listed below. Originally when Godzilla attacks Osaka Castle he falls into it and it doesn't break. He then roars in anger. The actor in the Godzilla suit fell into the model of Osaka Castle and it didn't crumble properly so the scene had to be re-shot. A brief scene was snipped between the fight between the adult Mothra and Godzilla. While they are grappling there is a shot where you are looking through Mothra'S eyes down at Godzilla. Since in this scene a hand puppet of Godzilla was used, the closeup looked pretty fake so it was cut. A funny scene was cut when Godzilla battled the 2 baby Mothra'S. One mothra would hide behind a rock and while Godzilla looked at him the other would pop out from behind another rock and spray Godzilla with silk. When Godzilla would turn to face that Mothra, he would duck behind the rock and the other Mothra would pop out and spray Godzilla with silk. This scene of Godzilla getting constantly hit from behind by a Mothra went on for quite a while and was trimmed down to the point of nearly being cut from the finished film.
Prints released in other Asian countries also did not contain the "Frontier Missle" scene.
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