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Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Gojira tai Megaro (original title)
Not Rated | | 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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Credited cast:
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...
Hiroyuki Kawase ...
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki
Yutaka Hayashi ...
Robert Dunham ...
Emperor Antonio of Seatopia / Motorcycle assailant
Kôtarô 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 ...
Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rolf Jessup ...
Antonio's Aide (Radio Operator in White)


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


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Release Date:

April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Megalon  »

Box Office


$760,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Due to its publicity and wide availability in the United States, this movie is often regarded as one of the main reasons why the Godzilla franchise has become so ridiculed in the west. Its American distributors, Cinema Shares, built up a large advertising campaign around the movie, and in 1977 a drastically shortened version of the film premiered on prime-time TV on the NBC network, attracting many viewers. This is also the only Godzilla movie whose VHS release has fallen into public domain, making it more easily accessible and adding to the movie's notoriety in the US. See more »


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Finest of the Godzilla Saga...at least in my opinion!
29 June 1999 | by (Barry, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

Godzilla vs. Megalon, or Gojira tai Megaro, was the only film in this venerable Japanese series to be geared specifically for children. Godzilla is a legendary hero, and protector of Japan, rather than the Island of the Rising Sun's destructor. He is called upon by the android, and Ultraman look-alike, Jet Jaguar to fend off the attack of the giant interstellar cockroach, Megalon, and that fiendish villain from Star Hunter M Nebula, Gigan. The fight that insues is exciting, funny, and at times, a little bloody, but in the end we all know how it ends.

For the younger viewers, Godzilla vs. Megalon is up their alley, and when I was a kid, this is the film that made me believe in Godzilla and see him as a hero.

Highly recommended.

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