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

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

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JPY 90,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert's favorite Godzilla movie, as mentioned in his review of "Godzilla 1985". See more »

Goofs

When Hedorah throws some sludge at Godzilla's eye in the Mt. Fuji scene, it hit's Godzilla right eye, but after Hedorah gets done laughing, Godzilla's left eye is the one that is damaged. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Yano: In each creature there's a weakness.
Ken Yano: Hedorah's only sludge... he can be dried.
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Crazy Credits

On the original Japanese trailer, the director's name is given as Yoshimitsu Sakano. On the film itself, he is credited as Yoshimitsu Banno. See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002) 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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The most daring and bizarre Gojira movie ever
5 July 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one trippy psychedelic freakout of a movie. The niteclub scene alone is worth the price of admission. I first saw this movie on my tenth birthday and it has lost none of its charm with time. Bad trips, people reduced to skeletons by acid gas, kittens nearly devoured and covered in slime, babies sinking into mudpits....this is not your average kaiju eiga!


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