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

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Underground horrors attack! 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

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

Emperor Antonio of Seatopia: Contact Star Hunter Universe M. Say we need Gigan's help immediately.
Antonio's Aide: Right.
Emperor Antonio of Seatopia: Additionally, notify our people on Easter Island.
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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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If Belushi liked it,it can't be all bad!
12 August 2005 | by (Phx. Arizona ("Arizona Smells Funny"!- Homer Simpson)) – See all my reviews

"Godzilla Vs. Megalon":

This film was released in America about 2 or 3 years after it's Asian release. My two brothers and I went and saw it in our local small town theater. We had a ball watching Jet Jaguar come to life and then grow into a giant! We enjoyed the fight scenes (like any average little boy). We got excited when Godzilla showed up up to defeat the monsters sent from the city beneath the ocean and we laughed our heads off when he got a running start,slid on his tail and jammed his big clawed feet into one of them!

I say these things because,if anyone expected the film to be "spectacular" and have "great special effects",then they have obviously never watched a Godzilla movie too closely or ever. It was just fun,period. Especially when in October of 1978,John Belushi,dressed in a Godzilla costume,introduced the film on NBC before it's start!

So,whether you want to go back to younger days or just watch something silly,this is a good movie. 5 stars is the "mature" thing to say,for simple fun,I'd gladly give it 10! (END)


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