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Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971)
"Gojira tai Hedorâ" (original title)

 -  Horror | Music | Sci-Fi  -  February 1972 (USA)
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From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Yamauchi ...
Dr. Toru Yano
Toshie Kimura ...
Toshie Yano
Hiroyuki Kawase ...
Ken Yano
Toshio Shiba ...
Yukio Keuchi
Keiko Mari ...
Miki Fujiyama
Yoshio Yoshida ...
Gohei - a fisherman
Haruo Suzuki ...
JSDF Officer
Yoshio Katsube ...
JSDF Engineer
Susumu Okabe ...
Announcer A
Kentaro Watanabe ...
Announcer B
Wataru Ômae ...
Police Officer
Tadashi Okabe ...
Scientist
Shigeo Katô
Takuya Yuki ...
Correspondent
Eisaburo Komatsu ...
Non Commissioned Officer
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Storyline

A pollution monster named Hedorah comes from outer space. First it terrorizes sea, then it goes on land where it encounters the big G. After it's after the fight with Godzilla it retreats, only to reappear again in a flying form, it's starts to kill people. Then it takes on it's final form, that's when the Big G comes and the battle that decides the fate of the world begins. Written by Spaceroach

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Our environment is doomed!

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Horror | Music | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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February 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 90,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel, set in Africa, was planned. However, G-series producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, who had been hospitalized during the film's production, was enraged by the film once he saw it, telling director Yoshimitsu Banno that he had ruined the Godzilla series. Tanaka immediately ordered the filming of a more conventional Godzilla movie (Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)). Thus, the "Smog" sequel was never made. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Yano and Yukio are discussing going to rescue Ken, fish can be seen swimming in the aquarium behind them even though all the fish in it were destroyed by the acid mist a few minutes earlier. See more »

Quotes

[Godzilla and Hedorah battle it out on top of Mount Fuji]
Ken Yano: Get'em Godzilla!
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Crazy Credits

In AIP's American version of the film, the entire cast is mysteriously uncredited. See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla 2000 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaese! Taiyô wo
("Return! The Sun")
Chorus Versions
Music by Riichirô Manabe
Lyrics by Yoshimitsu Banno
Sung by the Honey Knights & the Moon Drops
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SMOG does look like Trash beast
20 June 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a long time ago with my family at the drive in. I was so young then, I would like any type of monster no matter how cheezy. Well, today I guess I am almost the same. I liked this movie. The save the earth song sort of drove me up the walls, but the nasty trashy lakes and streams seem to hit home as far as what our world looks like for real today. Anyway, back to the action. I loved the silly looking Smog beast that was a mess. I thought a very funny part was when Godzilla somehow began flying backwards, I really didn't get this part, but it was fun. I like Godzilla, sci fi, B horror, G horror, it does not matter. I would recommend this to any Godzilla crazed fan that have not seen it. I also would really like to recommend two more good giant beast movies: War of the Gargantuas and also Gamera: Guardian of the Universe. I really enjoyed the green Gargantua in the first one( if you see this one just take a close look at the Green one's face-He is awful ugly like a beast should be), and I liked the camera work in the second movie. It was really high tech and should both of them hit DVD ever, I will be getting them both. Well make that all three including Godzilla vs the Smog Monster...........


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