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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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Cast

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


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Megalon  »

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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 retired Florida independent wrestler Brian Bernick used the name Jet Jaguar. See more »

Goofs

In one of the closeup shots of Megalon's arm when it is fighting with planes, it is actually the arm of another monster, Gigan, stock-footage from the previous movie, Godzilla vs. Gigan. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Inventor Goro Ibuki: [speaking into the Miniature Control Transmitter] Jet Jaguar, lets go now.
[an idle Jet Jaguar nods in response and walks away]
Hiroshi Jinkawa: Oh? What's the matter with him?
Inventor Goro Ibuki: [smiles in fascination] Dunno... I guess he decided his job was done. But still, I reckon he'd do it again, if the need ever rose again.
Hiroshi Jinkawa: Well, let's just hope that it doesn't. We'll warn the scientists to be more careful in the future, and let Seatopia rest in peace.
[Goro nods in agreement]
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki: [starts to catch up with Jet Jaguar] ...
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Megaro wo Yattsukero
("Beat Megalon")
Music by Riichirô Manabe
Lyrics by Jun Fukuda
Sung by Masato Shimon
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This movie was made for fun.
12 April 2004 | by 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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