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Son of Godzilla (1967)
"Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  16 December 1967 (Japan)
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Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadao Takashima ...
Dr. Kusumi
Akira Kubo ...
Goro Maki
Bibari Maeda ...
Riko (Saeko) Matsumiya
Akihiko Hirata ...
Fujisaki
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Furukawa
Kenji Sahara ...
Morio
Ken'ichirô Maruyama ...
Ozawa
Seishirô Kuno ...
Tashiro
Yasuhiko Saijô ...
Suzuki
Susumu Kurobe ...
Navigator
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Pilot
Wataru Ômae ...
Radio Operator
Chôtarô Tôgin ...
Surveyor
Osman Yusuf ...
Submarine Captain
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Storyline

A group of scientists are on tropical Solgel Island in the Pacific to conduct weather control experiments. Just before they begin, they find giant preying mantises measuring 25 feet tall called Kamakaras. They decide to go ahead with the experiments, but a malfunction in one of the devices and as a result a radioactive storm that pushes the temperature up to two hundred degrees. The storm also causes the mantises to grow even bigger to 100 feet tall. The mantises then make their way to a huge mound where they uncover a giant egg which contains a young Godzilla, later named Minilla. Eventually, Godzilla shows up and saves his offspring. The rest of the movie features Godzilla taking care of and teaching his young son the skills that will eventually help him to become the new "King of Monsters" as well as fighting the Kamakaras and a giant spider named Kumoga. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Rated PG for some sci-fi monster violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The deisengoji suit is used in this movie os a stunt/water suit. It first appears when we first see Godzilla at the begining of the movie after the showing of the title. Then it is seen in the very next Godzilla sighting as he rises out of the water responding to Minya's call out to Godzilla to save the little monster. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes the strings used to manipulate the Minya, Kamacuras and Kumonga marionettes as well as Godzilla's tail are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Fujisaki: [referring to Goro's refusal to leave] Do you still insist?
Goro Maki: Yes.
Dr. Kusumi: We don't need any publicity.
Goro Maki: Who said I was doing this for your publicity? I'm working for myself. The smell of a story...
Fujisaki: The smell of a story?
Goro Maki: Yes. The smell of a story attracts me. The readers will decide whether to read it or not. I report what I see.
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Followed by Godzilla 2000 (1999) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
11 May 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow! I expected something along the lines of GODZILLA'S REVENGE, what I got instead was a pretty exciting giant monster film. Sure Minya does make for a few cutesy moments but I didn't feel these were overdone as badly as they could have been. Plus I thought the ending embrace was quite moving..of course it does work to take some of the hard edge off of Godzilla so some may hate it for that. I'd recommend this one mostly to older kids who love science fiction adventure stories and who won't be frightened by all the cool-looking giant insect critters. Too bad Minya and Godzilla look so thoroughly silly and goofy in comparison.


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