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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  August 1977 (USA)
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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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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 ...
Kuniko Ashihara ...
Fumio's Mother ,Middle-Aged Woman
Akio Murata ...
Editor of Comics Magazine
Noritake Saito ...
Yasuhiko Saijô ...
Naoya Kusakawa ...
Wataru Ômae ...


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

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Release Date:

August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla on Monster Island  »

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For a long time it was shown on the movie's poster that Gigan could fire an eye beam from his forehead, above his eye, yet this ability was never shown in the film. Many fans speculate that this was due to budget reasons, evident by the abundant amount of Stock Footage in the film. It was later reveal however by special effects director, Teruyoshi Nakano that the real reason it was never shown was because he didn't believe it fit with the character, so neither film demonstrated this ability for said reason. Additionally, Gigan also possesses the ability to breath fire, but was never shown to in the film for the same reason as above. See more »


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9 April 2004 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is Godzilla's greatest movie. EVER! The action is tense, the monsters are cool, the human substory works, I LOVE IT! Okay, Okay, I'm calming down now, deep breath(inhale)(exhale). Okay, did I already say this is a great movie? If you are a fairweather fan(or even a hardcore Godzilla fan) you will HATE it. But me? I watch it every time I can. Akira Ifukube's score may be entirely stock music, but it works. The movie may have a heckuva lot of stock footage, but it works. The monsters may look silly, but they work. Godzilla's costume may be worn out from Godzilla Vs. Hedorah, but it looks cool. Anguirus has never looked better, even though he's manhandled a LOT in the movie. Gigan's costume looks entirely original and I still wonder how Ken Satsuma managed to survive in that thing. King Ghidorah does look very worn, but it still look dangerous. Jun Fukuda directed this one and he did a great job. I have no complaints about this movie. Godzilla Vs. Gigan is a very worthwhile experience. Advertisement: Godzilla's back! So is Angilas! And King Ghidorah! But who is this new threat from outer space? It's the cyborg GIGAN. Now in a special tag team duel, GODZILLA VS. GIGAN!!!!!!!! See it now!!!!!!!!!!

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