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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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The post-modern theme from Godzilla vs. Hedora continues with this film. See more (42 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
Koreyoshi Nakamura ... Priest (as Zeko Nakamura)
Kuniko Ashihara ... 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
Kenpachiro Satsuma ... Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Kôetsu Ômiya ... Angirasu / Laser Radar Operator
Kanta Ina ... Kingugidora
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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:
This was the first film in which Godzilla actually drew blood. It first happens during the big battle later in the film when Gigan flies over past Godzilla and swipes his shoulder, and later, when Gigan repeatedly strikes a severely weakened Godzilla in his forehead.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:
Gengo Kotaka:Oh, cigarettes?
Kubota, Head of Children's Land:They're for you.
[grins]
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Soundtrack:
Yuke! Yuke! GojiraSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The post-modern theme from Godzilla vs. Hedora continues with this film., 21 February 1999
Author: Guilala from Bridgewater, MA, USA

This is even more colorful and post-modern and less disturbing than Godzilla vs. Hedorah. It also has loads of stock footage. This concerns aliens who have come to Earth because their planet has been polluted so bad it's uninhabitable (thus the anti pollution theme continues again). They dispatch the wicked cool cyborg buzzsaw parrot Gigan and as well as a terrible plastic King Ghidorah. They trash Tokyo but Godzilla and Angilas arrive in the middle of it and a slam bang action battle begins. This has loads of stock footage from pretty much every film from 1956's Rodan to 1968's Destroy all Monsters. It uses the most stock footage from Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster. Even Ifukube's score is borrowed from various films. This also has scenes of sludge chocked Tokyo bay. This is also bloody because Gigan's weaponary is so sharp. P.S. the monsters also talk in the English dubbed version in bizarre synthesiser tones. Despite its many flaws, this is still fun to watch. Godzilla vs. Megalon would be have a crude feel just like a superhero show.

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