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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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Pure hilarity. See more (45 total) »

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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG | USA:G (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
The original script for this film was entitled "King Ghidorah's Great Counterattack" (Kingu Gidora no Daigyakushû), which featured Godzilla, Rodan and Varan fighting Ghidorah, Gigan, and a new monster named Mogu. It was then reworked into the more appealing "Godzilla Vs. The Space Monsters: The Earth Defense Command" (Gojira tai Uchû Kaijû: Chikyû Bôei Meirei). The script pitted Godzilla, Angilas, and Majin Tuol (a giant stone idol, similar to Daimajin) against King Ghidorah, Gigan, and Megalon, all three recruited by an evil alien brain called Miko. This second script was ultimately reworked into the film it is today. The Godzilla Tower, originally from the script, was part of a world fair amusement park, and was not made for an evil purpose like in the final film (in one scene, Gigan actually mistook it for the real Godzilla!). Megalon finally made his debut in Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), and Majin Tuol was reworked into King Shisar in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Due to stock footage from earlier movies being used, the appearances of Godzilla, Ghidorah, and Anguirus keep changing.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Godzilla: Kaijuu Daikessen (1994) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yattsukero GaiganSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Pure hilarity., 25 May 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio

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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TERRIBLE godzilla1991
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