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Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
"Gojira tai Megaro" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  April 1976 (USA)
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The undersea nation of Seatopia sends the gigantic Megalon to destroy the world above - and it's up to Godzilla and a size-shifting robot, Jet Jaguar, to defeat him.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...
Hiroyuki Kawase ...
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki
Yutaka Hayashi ...
Robert Dunham ...
Emperor Antonio of Seatopia
Kotaro Tomita ...
Lead Seatopian Agent
Ulf Ôtsuki ...
Seatopian Agent
Gentaro Nakajima ...
Truck Driver (as Gen Nakajima)
Sakyo Mikami ...
Truck Driver's Assistant
Fumiyo Ikeda ...
Man from Unit 1
Kanta Mori ...
Japan Special Defense Forces Chief
Shinji Takagi ...
Hideto Odachi ...
Tsugutoshi Komada ...
Kenpachiro Satsuma ...
Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rolf Jessup ...
Antonio's Aide (Radio Operator in White)
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Storyline

The underground kingdom of Seatopia sends out Megalon, a giant beetle, and Gigan to destroy the above ground dwellers. In an attempt to stop them, an independently thinking robot brings Godzilla into the fight. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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godzilla | megalon | gigan | jet jaguar | jet | See more »

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Titan against Titan! Giant against Giant, in the most spectacular battle yet!! See more »


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Trivia

In the German version of the movie, the robot Jet Jaguar is called King Kong. According to rumors, they even claim that he is supposed to be the giant ape wearing a robot suit, but that is false. The dub merely calls him King Kong, but no reference is made to him being anything other than a human-built robot. The reason for this is that the distributors probably wanted to ride the popularity of the King Kong brand. Curiously, the evil robot Mechagodzilla from the following movie, who has no connection to the benevolent Jet Jaguar, is also called King Kong in Germany. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Jet Jaguar walks away from the two young men and the kid, who run after him. Just before they catch up with him, there is a shot in which Jet Jaguar and the three others are standing still, then begin moving again. Obviously the actors were waiting for their cue. Although this goof was fixed in most later video versions, the recent German DVD edition still has it. See more »

Quotes

[Gigan flies along to enter the fray and aid Megalon against Jet Jaguar]
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki: Oh! Gigan's come! Just look!
Hiroshi Jinkawa: Whose side's he on?
Inventor Goro Ibuki: The monster's of course!
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Connections

Follows Godzilla Raids Again (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Gojira to Jetto Jagâ de Panchi Panchi Panchi
("With Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, Punch Punch Punch")
Closing Theme
Music by Riichirô Manabe
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Sekizawa
Sung by Masato Shimon
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6 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

There is a level on which the most sophisticated of viewers can sit back and enjoy these Japanese monster flicks, paper mache sets and all. They certainly do tickle my palate.

The undersea world of Seatopia is angry about nuclear tests because their world is being destroyed. What to do, but bring up the Megalon monster to do a number on the surface humans. What do the humans do, but get Godzilla on their side and the last third of the film is a wrestling match between Godzilla and Megalon and respective tag team partners.

Godzilla gets a robot partner that supposedly is controlled by humans, but starts developing some independent thinking. All to the good, I might add and Megalon gets some other kind of creature the Seatopian folks unleash.

You've got to love these films. It's like they're choreographed by Vince McMahon.


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