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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

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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August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla on Monster Island  »

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Trivia

This was Haruo Nakajima's final role as Godzilla before retiring from the role. See more »

Goofs

Due to stock footage taken from various films, in some shots during Tokyo's destruction, the city background suddenly changes to a grassy area. See more »

Quotes

Tomoko Tomoe: [after giving Gengo a new job location] Now what's the matter?
Gengo Kotaka: [mutters] You're hard, bitch.
Tomoko Tomoe: What was that? Can you please say that again?
Gengo Kotaka: Oh no I won't. Not with you being a black belt in karate.
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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

Follows King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Yuke! Yuke! Gojira
("Go, Go, Godzilla!")
Music by Hiroaki Hagiwara
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Sekizawa
Performed by Susumu Ishikawa
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Godzilla in a tag team match against his old foe and a new one.
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I like this Godzilla movie now that I have seen it again on DVD. In fact it has become one of my favorites of the original Godzilla movies. What I like most is the characters in it and the investigative scenes where they try to figure out just what is going on. Of course there is also the cool monster fighting, but I just did not find the monster fighting to be the highlight of this one. This one has a guy hired on to draw monsters for a new kind of theme park that has kind of a monster theme, but is also aimed to open a door to to some sort of absolute peace. There does seem, however, to be something deeply suspicious about the people who work at this place. There is also a mysterious tape reel stolen by a girl that may add some light to the mystery. The guy hired to draw teams up with this girl and a guy to figure out what is behind the disappearance of her brother. We soon learn the identity of the men and the reason behind their theme park, but by that time it is to late as the monsters Gidorah and Gigan are unleashed upon Japan. Fortunately, Godzilla and Anguriahs come to the rescue. The fighting here is okay, but part of the fighting between Godzilla and Gidorah looks suspiciously like it came from another of their movies as all the fighting here takes place at the theme park and some scenes look nothing like the area. This is also the first Godzilla movie to feature Godzilla bleeding, I love the scenes where Gigan cuts Godzilla's shoulder, so did the makers of this film because they used it in Godzilla vs Megalon as well. In fact there are quite a few scenes from this movie in that one. That one also features kind of a tag match up however I didn't like it nearly as much as I didn't care for the characters in that one.


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