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Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
"Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan" (original title)

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A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Ishikawa ...
Gengo Kotaka
Yuriko Hishimi ...
Tomoko Tomoe
Minoru Takashima ...
Shosaku Takasugi
Tomoko Umeda ...
Machiko Shima
Toshiaki Nishizawa ...
Kubota, Head of Children's Land
Zan Fujita ...
Fumio Sudo
Kunio Murai ...
Takashi Shima
Gen Shimizu ...
Commander of Defense Forces
Zekô Nakamura ...
Priest
Kuniko Ashihara ...
Fumio's Mother ,Middle-Aged Woman
Akio Murata ...
Editor of Comics Magazine
Noritake Saito ...
Henchman
Yasuhiko Saijô ...
Henchman
Naoya Kusakawa ...
Henchman
Wataru Ômae ...
Henchman
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Storyline

Aliens from space plan to conquer the world using space monsters Gigan and King Ghidrah, which they control from their secret headquarters inside the head of the Godzilla-replica building at a theme park. The only thing that can stop them is the combined efforts of Godzilla and Anguirus. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Space Monsters War With Godzilla For The Earth! See more »


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

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Trivia

This was the final appearance for King Ghidorah in a Showa era film. He later would return with a different look in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). See more »

Goofs

As Gigan steps on a car while ravaging across town, the front bumper and grill pop off the car, revealing that no engine is inside the plastic hood. See more »

Quotes

Priest: Children's Land? Is that some sort of a fancy name for a lunatic asylum?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of the Japanese version, colorful lasers shoot from different directions, and pop up into strips within which each credit appears in white text. In the English versions, only the sound FX of the lasers are heard (standard text credits were used). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Yattsukero Gaigan
("Beat Gigan")
Music by Kunio Miyauchi
Lyrics by Jun Fukuda
Performed by Susumu Ishikawa & The Toho Kids' Chorus Group
Published by Toho Music Publishing
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One of my personal favorite Godzilla movies
16 May 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. Many people have reviled it, but I think it's probably one of the most underrated Godzilla movies around. I like the fact that Gigan and Angillus are in it, bringing two of my favorite monsters face to face. In this movie Godzilla talks, which is hilarious and adds to the camp value. I especially like the ending where Godzilla and Angillus team up on Ghidora and give him the biggest whipping of his life! Personally, i miss the older Godzilla films of the late 60s and the 70s, when he was a hero and not a brainless monster. But I'm sure many of you disagree with me. I just enjoy the campy feel these good old movies brought to the Godzilla saga. (With the exceptions of Godzillas Revenge and Godzilla vs. Megalon, but those are a different story!) I also liked the song at the end. Sure this movie had stock footage, but it was GOOD stock footage. Still, I wish they came up with original material for it. Oh well, I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 asterisks anyway. (Not for the acting but the fighting.)


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