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

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Underground horrors attack! See more »


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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

The car of the main heroes doesn't seem to be pulling any kind of trailer after they flee from the lake, yet the huge water craft that the child had been using at the beginning had to be transported somehow. See more »

Quotes

[Goro, Hiroshi and Rokuro are on their way back to the laboratory, and listen to a radio on their car]
Radio Announcer: And now for the latest news flash: Earthquakes are still being experienced in many parts of the Pacific. It is feared many lives have been lost. According to the National Seismic Institute, the disturbances were undoubtedly caused by the nuclear tests. They also warn that more tremors are expected.
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Connections

Featured in Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #10: Gigan (2009) 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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This movie was made for fun.
12 April 2004 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Monsters, car chases, Seatopians, oh my! This is Godzilla Vs. Megalon, and this movie is real fun. Jun Fukuda(Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster, Godzilla Vs. Gigan)directed this one and he does a great job. Riichiro Manabe(Godzilla Vs. Hedorah)'s score is very dated yet that only adds fun to this one. The actors do an OK job, yet the script they follow is very corny. The suits all look original, except for Gigan's, his looks stupid compared to the miraculous one used in Godzilla Vs. Gigan. The buzzsaw on his chest is immobile! Jet Jaguar is great and he really adds flavor to this film. Godzilla's suit has been VERY toned down from the one used in the previous 2 Godzilla movies and it looks very childish. Megalon's suit is incredible and elements of it would be recycled into King Seesar's suit in Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla. Anguirus makes a brief cameo at the beginning and his costume's fangs have been removed. Rodan appears as well at the beginning, but only as stock footage from Destroy All Monsters. There is a TON of stock fotage used from previous Toho Science Fiction movies, espically from Godzilla Vs. Gigan and Destroy All Monsters. This movie was filmed in one week and it shows for the film seems very rushed. The movie altogether was done in a month, and was only released 6 months after Godzilla Vs. Gigan. All in all, this is a very watchable movie. Many fans call it the worst Godzilla movie ever made and I can see why. But they're just people who agree with fairweather fans. Me? I love it. Advertisement: GODZILLA VS. MEGALON!!! See! The robot Jet Jaguar! See! Godzilla battling Megalon and Gigan! See! The Seatopians' plan to rule the world in... GODZILLA VS. MEGALON!!!!


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