• In the Japanese version, Shindo fires back at Malmess and his thugs in Princess Salno's hotel room. However, the American version deletes Shindo's return of fire.
  • The American version deletes the scene where Naoko's boss meets with Naoko and the rest of the press corps when he gives them their instructions for what to do when they find Princess Salno.
  • In the original version of the film, the meteorite containing Ghidorah crashes into Earth after Princess Salno's plane explodes. However, the American version places Ghidorah's arrival before the plane carrying the Princess explodes.
  • The American version re-edits the scene where Godzilla emerges from the sea by making it look like Rodan is flying overhead and that Godzilla looks at him for a few seconds before destroying the ocean liner. However, in the original version, Godzilla just rises from the ocean floor and destroys the ship with his atomic breath.
  • In the Japanese version, after the television program featuring the Twin Fairies, Shindo and Naoko have an argument which ends with Shindo teasingly choking Naoko before leaving to read the newspaper. The American version cuts immediately to Shindo leaving to read the paper.
  • The American version deletes the scene where Shindo is about to cross the street and he spots Naoko exiting Miura's car. That scene leads directly into the scene where Shindo playfully teases his sister about Miura possibly becoming her new boyfriend.
  • In the American version, the scene in the police station prior to Shindo being informed of Princess Salno's trip is cut drastically. In the Japanese version the scene begins with Shindo meeting with a journalist friend and the two of them discuss the strange occurrences throughout the world (the heatwave, the meteor shower and the encephalitis outbreak) and culminates with Shindo meeting up with his chief.
  • In the original version, Malmess arrives in Japan after Rodan emerges from Mt. Aso. However, the American version changes it to before Rodan's emergence from the crater.
  • The American version cuts out the end of the scene in Princess Salno's hotel room. At the end of the scene Shindo hears the explosion of a ship Godzilla destroys just as he is about to come ashore.
  • When Rodan first emerges from Mt.Aso there were no people present. The film was re-shot with tourists witnessing Rodan bursting from the base of the volcano.
  • Excised from the American print is a shot of Godzilla in Yokohama harbour as he climbs up on to the docks.
  • In the Japanese version it is Venus that is devastated by King Ghidorah, the American version changes it to Mars. This also means that Princess Salno in possessed by a Venusian, not a Martian.
  • In the original Japanese version, when Princess Salno informs the doctors of Ghidorah's arrival, it is before it emerges from the meteorite and not after as shown in the American version.
  • Much of Akira Ifukube's score for this film is replaced in the American version.
  • In the original Japanese version, you don't here the monsters cries during the gun battle between Shindo and Malmess. When the film was released in America, the monsters are heard in the background during the gunfight.