King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo. Written by
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This is a delightful change of pace adventure for Godzilla and company. While definately not on the cosmic scale of the previous adventures (GHIDRAH, MONSTER ZERO) it has a lot of human charm in it. It also has espionage elements popular at the time, blended quite nicely with the monster action. Ebirah is not the scariest Godzilla opponent, or even the toughest, but looks great. Mothra makes an appearance at the end, saving the heroes. Originally supposed to be a King Kong movie, Godzilla was used when Toho failed to secure the rights at the time.
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