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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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User Reviews:
Finest of the Godzilla Saga...at least in my opinion! See more (66 total) »

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
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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Runtime:
USA:78 min | Japan:82 min
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Language:
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: Megalon can only fire one beam, but in certain shots during the city destruction, multiple beams are seen. This is because these shots have been taken from movies featuring the three-headed monster King Ghidirah firing beams from his multiple heads.See more »
Quotes:
[Jet Jaguar is about to ram into an army helicopter, in which Goro attempts to regain control of the robot with his miniature control transmitter]
Inventor Goro Ibuki:Jet Jaguar, stop!
[Jet Jaguar stops]
Lead Seatopian Agent:[back in Goro's laboratory, looking on Jet Jaguar's POV camera monitor] What the hell's happened? He stopped!
Inventor Goro Ibuki:Get Godzilla! You'll find him on Monster Island!
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Soundtrack:
Megaro wo YattsukeroSee more »

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10 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Finest of the Godzilla Saga...at least in my opinion!, 29 June 1999
Author: Brad L. Wooldridge (HulkSmash@windstream.net) from Barry, Texas USA

Godzilla vs. Megalon, or Gojira tai Megaro, was the only film in this venerable Japanese series to be geared specifically for children. Godzilla is a legendary hero, and protector of Japan, rather than the Island of the Rising Sun's destructor. He is called upon by the android, and Ultraman look-alike, Jet Jaguar to fend off the attack of the giant interstellar cockroach, Megalon, and that fiendish villain from Star Hunter M Nebula, Gigan. The fight that insues is exciting, funny, and at times, a little bloody, but in the end we all know how it ends.

For the younger viewers, Godzilla vs. Megalon is up their alley, and when I was a kid, this is the film that made me believe in Godzilla and see him as a hero.

Highly recommended.

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