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Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan
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August 1977 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Hilton ... Fumio Sudo (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Kaye ... Shosaku Takasugi / Editor of Comics Magazine / Police officer / Henchman (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Thomas ... Kubota / Priest / Radio Announcer / Godzilla (voice) (uncredited)

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
Fumisuke Okada .... assistant director (as Fumisake Okada)
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
Visual Effects by
Fumio Nakadai .... miniature set operation
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa .... optical photography
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa .... optical printing (as Toshiyuki Tokusawa)
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects cameraman
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kôjirô Satô .... lighting technician
Music Department
Akira Ifukube .... composer: stock music

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Also Known As:
"Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan" - Japan (original title)
"Godzilla on Monster Island" - USA
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Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and some language
89 min | Germany:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:PG | USA:G (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Due to stock footage from earlier movies being used, the sky often changes from day to night.See more »
Gojira:Hey Anguirus!
Angirasu:What do you want?
Gojira:Something funny going on, you better check!
Gojira:Hurry up!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Godzilla in a tag team match against his old foe and a new one., 7 March 2003
Author: Aaron1375

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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