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Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan
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Release Date:
August 1977 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Space Monsters War With Godzilla For The Earth! See more »
Plot:
A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
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

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira / Background Comic Editor / JSDF Officer
Kenpachirô Satsuma ... Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Kôetsu Ômiya ... Angirasu / Laser Radar Operator
Kanta Ina ... Kingugidora

Directed by
Jun Fukuda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takeshi Kimura  story "Gojira tai Uchu Kaijû"
Shin'ichi Sekizawa 

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kiyoshi Hasegawa 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshio Tamura 
 
Production Design by
Yoshifumi Honda 
 
Production Management
Takahide Morichi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fumisake Okada .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fumio Yanoguchi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Toshiro Aoki .... special effects sets
Saburo Doi .... mat processing
Yasuyuki Inoue .... special effects art director
Fumio Nakadai .... operations
Teruyoshi Nakano .... director of special effects
Takesaburô Watanabe .... mechanical effects (as Takesaburo Watanabe)
 
Visual Effects by
Fumio Nakadai .... miniature set operation
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa .... optical photography
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa .... optical printing (as Toshiyuki Tokusawa)
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects cameraman
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kojiro Sato .... lighting technician
 
Music Department
Akira Ifukube .... composer: stock music
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan" - Japan (original title)
"Godzilla on Monster Island" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and some language
Runtime:
89 min | Germany:80 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG | USA:G (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the Godzilla Tower is destroyed, the shot of Godzilla rising is from Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965). When he gets up, Rodan is visible in the background, even though he never appears in the film, aside from a stock-footage shot used earlier in the film.See more »
Quotes:
Gengo Kotaka:Oh, cigarettes?
Kubota, Head of Children's Land:They're for you.
[grins]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Actress Yuriko Hishimi (2008) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yattsukero GaiganSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Rubber monsters -- attack!, 15 February 2001
Author: Brian Manville (Sterno-2) from Frederick, MD

50 Are you an out-of-work cartoonist looking for a way to keep the repo man from your door? Is your martial arts instructor girlfriend hassling you to find work? Just be careful where you get a job; you may end up working for alien cockroaches bent on destroying earth!

Said cockroaches inhabit human bodies and are building a children's theme park "to promote peace". (Please let these bozos be connected with Marian Wright Edelman!) They have reel-to-reel tapes that attract and control Gigan and King Ghidra from space, and manage to annoy Godzilla at the same time. (Rather than construct such an elaborate tape, they could've just used a Jennifer Lopez tape...much cheaper, I'd imagine.)

Godzilla has a little monster friend who can't walk upright (bad job there, Toho) but does manage to hold his own nonetheless. Gigan is *very* cool. He has a head like a Cylon from "Battlestar Galactica" and hooks instead of paws. Plus, he has a circular saw in his chest. This is a useful appendage, let me tell you!

Admittedly, Godzilla vs. Gigan does repeat an anti-pollution message. However, it takes the story in a different direction in that rather than having a Smog Monster being born from our own foibles, alien cockroaches leave a planet where pollution had caused dire consequences to one that is on the verge of doing so in order to use it to their advantage. Sadly, Godzilla was taking a whale of a beating before the climax. Conversely, the Japanese army did manage to beat back Godzilla's little friend. That's gotta be the first time that the army beat a monster.

Sterno says run, don't walk to Godzilla vs. Gigan.

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