|Godzilla vs. Mecha...Lon...|
In the earlier days of VHS, you may recall, there existed over-sized packaging which is today often referred to as the "big box." Most likely, this was primarily done because manufacturers were worried that most VHS were shoplifter-sized, and could fit into a coat pocket. (If you remember this, then you also remember that when compact discs hit the market, they were also over-packaged, for the same reason, in "long boxes".)
Today, we are looking at what is probably the only Godzilla film to be released in the big box format, and of course it would be GODZILLA vs MEGALON. Issued by Star Classics in 1985, it's infamous for a few reasons, of which the packaging is the first. Secondly, you will notice that they mistakenly used a cover photo from GODZILLA vs MECHAGODZILLA, which is bad enough, but thirdly, on the back of the box, they list the release date as being "1940."
Interestingly, Star Classics--the very same year--also produced a regular-sized edition of MEGALON, this time in a yellow box rather than the light gray seen above...and, even though they flipped it, still retained the same Mechagodzilla photo! They did fix the year, though.
I've attempted to catalog all of the Godzilla VHS releases in the USA here: Godzilla VHS Chronology.