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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
Kenpachiro 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)

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira (stock footage) (uncredited)
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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
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:86 min
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:PG | USA:G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Aside from playing the Seatopian Emperor Antonio, Robert Dunham, who was also a stuntman and vehicle racer, also played one of the two the "Unit 1" Seatopian Agents (he was the one on the motorcycle) in one of the car chase scenes (where he and another agent were chasing Yutaka Hayashi's character). The last shot where he gets splashed on with cement was done with another actor, because Dunham had to get to the studio that day to record his part, and didn't want to have to get cleaned up on the way.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Godzilla is bouncing Megalon up and down, the Megalon suit is empty (the legs bend and collapse, showing no one is inside the suit).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] Hey! Hey! Jet Jaguar!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gojira and Jaguar, Punch Punch Punch!See more »

FAQ

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Monster Tag Team, 6 July 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

There is a level on which the most sophisticated of viewers can sit back and enjoy these Japanese monster flicks, paper mache sets and all. They certainly do tickle my palate.

The undersea world of Seatopia is angry about nuclear tests because their world is being destroyed. What to do, but bring up the Megalon monster to do a number on the surface humans. What do the humans do, but get Godzilla on their side and the last third of the film is a wrestling match between Godzilla and Megalon and respective tag team partners.

Godzilla gets a robot partner that supposedly is controlled by humans, but starts developing some independent thinking. All to the good, I might add and Megalon gets some other kind of creature the Seatopian folks unleash.

You've got to love these films. It's like they're choreographed by Vince McMahon.

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