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Godzilla vs. Megalon -- 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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Takeshi Kimura (story)
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Release Date:
April 1976 (USA) See more »
Underground horrors attack! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Inventor Goro Ibuki
Hiroyuki Kawase ... Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki
Yutaka Hayashi ... Hiroshi Jinkawa
Robert Dunham ... Emperor Antonio of Seatopia
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 ... Gojira
Hideto Odachi ... Megaro
Tsugutoshi Komada ... Jetto Jagâ
Kenpachirô Satsuma ... Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rolf Jessup ... Antonio's Aide (Radio Operator in White)
Eisuke Nakanishi ... Asuka Island Nuclear Test (Narrator)
Chris Hilton ... Inventor Goro Ibuki (voice) (uncredited)

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira (stock footage) (uncredited)
Warren Rooke ... Hiroshi Jinkawa (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Thomas ... Emperor Antonio of Seatopia / Narrator / Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jun Fukuda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jun Fukuda  writer
Takeshi Kimura  story "Gojira tai Uchu Kaijû"
Shin'ichi Sekizawa  story

Produced by
John Sirabella .... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
Original Music by
Riichirô Manabe 
Cinematography by
Yuzuru Aizawa 
Film Editing by
Michiko Ikeda 
Production Design by
Yoshifumi Honda 
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (restored version)
Keisuke Shinodo .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tsunesaburo Nishikawa .... chief assistant director
Sound Department
Teishiro Hayashi .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Eiichi Asada .... assistant camera
Teruyoshi Nakano .... director of special effects
Shôji Okawa .... special effects wire work
Visual Effects by
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects cameraman
Camera and Electrical Department
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Masakuni Morimoto .... lighting technician

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira tai Megaro" - Japan (original title)
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USA:78 min | Japan:82 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Megalon's ray beam is animated the same way as King Ghidorah's gravity beams. This was made to ensure that stock footage from Ghidorah's movies could easily be interspliced between shots of Megalon firing his beam.See more »
Continuity: When Jet Jaguar is spinning around and getting dizzy, in the wide shots the Jet Jaguar doll's feet are together and fastened to whatever is spinning him around. In close-ups, the actor in the Jet Jaguar suit is stumbling around like he should be, feet apart.See more »
[Jet Jaguar, controlled by the Seatopians, is spotted by our heroes flying around Megalon]
Inventor Goro Ibuki:Hey! Isn't that Jet Jaguar there?
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki:Yes it is! It's him all right!
Inventor Goro Ibuki:Damn! They're controlling him!
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki:It's a pity we can't send Jet Jaguar to go and get Godzilla!
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Movie Connections:
Spin off Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) (VG)See more »
Megaro wo YattsukeroSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Terrible, yes, but in a good way., 1 August 1999
Author: John-Robert Smith from Newcastle, England

'Zilla Vs. Megalon really is up there with Plan 9 From Outer Space: this is car crash cinema that you just can't take you're eyes off. Favorite moments include the lamest car chase in cinema history, the amazing non-explanation of Jet Jaguar "going large" and the staggering psychedelic abode where our heros live.

A very strange film.

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