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Gojira tai Megaro
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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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Director:
Writers:
Jun Fukuda (writer)
Takeshi Kimura (story)
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Release Date:
April 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Underground horrors attack! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order)
Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Inventor Goro Ibuki
Hiroyuki Kawase ... Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki
Yutaka Hayashi ... Hiroshi Jinkawa
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 ... 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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Runtime:
USA:78 min | Japan:82 min
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
This film was originally produced in 1973 but was not released in the United States until 1976. A small US distributor, Cinema Shares, hoped to ride on the popularity of 'Dino De Laurentiis' 's highly promoted production King Kong (1976). This became especially apparent in the US poster art, which depicted Godzilla and Megalon battling each other on top of the World Trade Center towers.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Hiroshi Jinkawa:Look, you're sure you want to go? Could be damned dangerous.
Inventor Goro Ibuki:I know but I built that robot myself. I feel responsible.
Hiroshi Jinkawa:So he's like a son? That's very touching.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Gojira and Jaguar, Punch Punch Punch!See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This movie was made for fun., 12 April 2004
Author: Neochriszilla from Norfolk, Virginia

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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