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Son of Godzilla (1967)

Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko (original title)
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
Beverly Maeda ...
Riko (Saeko) Matsumiya (as Bibari Maeda)
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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Japan's Greatest Foe Delivers an Heir! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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16 December 1967 (Japan)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes from this movie are later seen in "Godzilla's Revenge," and "Godzilla vs. Gigan." See more »

Goofs

How does the Kumonga manage to sting Godzilla in the eye during their climactic fight if Godzilla's head is way up high and Kumonga's stinger is near the ground? They never get close to each other. See more »

Quotes

Goro Maki: [Godzilla and Minya are close by] Riko, I think they spotted us.
Riko Matsumiya: No, it appears to be teaching its son.
Goro Maki: Teaching its son?
[Riko nods]
Goro Maki: It's teaching its son all right. And, he's teaching its son just like people teaching its children, just like a papa.
Riko Matsumiya: Well, it is a papa, isn't it?
Goro Maki: Well sure, but I wouldn't want one like that.
Riko Matsumiya: Nor I, everything's relative I guess.
Goro Maki: You're right.
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Followed by Godzilla 2000 (1999) See more »

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The second movie of Godzilla's island adventures.
3 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie and "Godzilla vs the sea monster" makes up a double header of Godzilla movies where almost all the action takes place on an island. Both are pretty good, and I can't really say I have a preference for one or the other. This movie has Godzilla at the beginning of the movie seemingly going in the direction of some mysterious waves that cause interference with radars and such. The waves are coming from an island where a team of scientists are conducting weather control research. A reporter kind of invades their little clan, but quickly joins it. They begin the experiment, but as things are going smoothly the interference comes and causes the experiment to go bad. The island heats to to very high degrees and the giant mantis's on the island get super big. They find and egg that turns out to be a baby Godzilla whose screams for the bigger Godzilla are the cause for the interference. Godzilla makes his way to the island to protect and teach one of his own. I am not sure if it is really Godzilla's own offspring, or just the fact they are the same species that brings Godzilla. While on the island the scientists have their troubles such as the heat, a strange sickness, and some of the group going crazy and Godzilla has his such as keeping his son in line (which is kind of hard), fighting the mantis, and a huge spider. All in all a nice little Godzilla flick to watch. On a side note, both footage from this movie and the sea monster movie would literally combine to form the atrocious Godzilla's Revenge.


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