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Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Gojira tai Megaro (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | April 1976 (USA)
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 ...
Yutaka Hayashi ...
Robert Dunham ...
Kôtarô Tomita ...
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 ...
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Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Jesser ...
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$760,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,803,446
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The story outline was composed by Shin'ichi Sekizawa, one of the Godzilla series' most prolific writers, but the actual script was written by director Jun Fukuda and completed just before filming began. See more »

Goofs

Shots of the 'nuclear test blast' that affect Monster Island are lifted from "Destroy All Monsters" (when the aliens gas Monster Island). 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.
Hiroshi Jinkawa: Incredible, isn't it? What the hell are they trying to do, wipe us all out or something?
Inventor Goro Ibuki: You're ...
[...]
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Connections

Follows King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) 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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Godzilla Meets Ultraman...almost
19 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This isn't exactly the worst Godzilla movie...but neither is it the best. It was the first G-film that I ever saw in the theatre, so it holds a special place in my heart.

The monsters are, in a nutshell, lame. Megalon is a giant cockroach...Gigan a weird bird-like thing with a buzz saw in his belly...and Jet Jaguar, the Ultraman lookalike, just doesn't quite look like a hero. There's something about that face...

Godzilla is, well, Godzilla. This is the movie in which he does that famous drop-kick that you see in the opening of so many episodes of Mystery Science Theatre 3000.


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