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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Ishikawa ...
Gengo Kotaka
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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 ...
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As a cost-saving measure, stock footage from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Destroy All Monsters (1968) and other films were incorporated into the film (these films feature scenes of Godzilla, King Ghidorah and Angilas). Also the entire score of the film was composed of a re-used Akira Ifukube scores from numerous Toho Sci-Fi pieces. See more »


When Godzilla is fighting Ghidorah next to the mountain, it is a stock shot from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. As Ghidorah knocks Godzilla into the bridge, the Mothra larva appears at Godzilla's feet, even though Mothra isn't in the film. See more »


Gengo Kotaka: Oh, cigarettes?
Kubota, Head of Children's Land: They're for you.
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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 »


Follows Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) See more »


Yuke! Yuke! Gojira
("Go, Go, Godzilla!")
Music by Hiroaki Hagiwara
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Sekizawa
Performed by Susumu Ishikawa
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Pure hilarity.
25 May 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Hilarious Godzilla film, which features not only Godzilla, but 3 other monsters too. as if that wasn't enough, Godzilla and his buddy, Angillis, talk. Yep, thats right, they T-A-L-K. Talk. This one is crammed with stock footage, but it all seems to come together. Contains Wild monster fights, cock-roach aliens, and a Japanese hippie! At the end they play a Japanese song that's probably an ode to Godzilla. Wild. Although this one is often under-rated, I think it's pretty darn good, but that's probably because this is the first 70's Godzilla film I saw. Almost as funny as "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster"!

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