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> The stock footage issue in Godzilla's Revenge continued throughout most
> of the 1970s Godzilla films. When making Godzilla vs. Gigan, Toho
> tightened the purse strings even further: the soundtrack, by Akira
> Ifukube, is actually made up of parts of Ifukube's scores to various
> other Toho films, such as Atragon, Destroy All Monsters, Frankenstein
> Conquers the World, and Latitude Zero.

Yes, and the theme music comes off Yoshimitsu Banno's _Birth of the Japanese
Islands_.  Banno is under contract to direct three films for Toho before he
can be a freelance director, but he prefers writing and assistant directing,
so he's done a lot of animation scripts, including the 1982 _The Wizard of
Oz_, and they never required him to, just made it a stipulation for going
elsewhere.

Scott

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