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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 / Motorcycle assailant
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:
Ralph Jesser ... Antonio's Aide (Radio Operator in White) (as Rolf Jessup)
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 Morán .... post-production manager (restored version) (as Christian Alexander Moran)
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
 
Stunts
Robert Dunham .... motorcycle stunt
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Masakuni Morimoto .... lighting technician
 
Transportation Department
Robert Dunham .... car hire (uncredited)
 

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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:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:PG (video) | UK:U (video) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The only Godzilla movie not to feature any female characters. The only women in the film are the dancers we briefly see in Seatopia.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At several points during Megalon's aerial rampage, stock clips from Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) are used. During a brief cut, Gigan is shown staring at the camera while being shrouded by fog. Another shot shows Gigan's foot smashing a freeway. This is despite the fact that Gigan has not appeared in the movie yet.See more »
Quotes:
[Hiroshi is tied to a chair in Goro's lab, held hostage by the lead Seatopian agent]
Hiroshi Jinkawa:Where are you taking my friends?
Lead Seatopian Agent:To the kingdom of Seatopia.
Hiroshi Jinkawa:Seatopia?
Lead Seatopian Agent:That's right. It's a country below the surface of the sea. It was engulfed in an earthquake millions of years ago, and most of its people survived. They managed to create their own oxygen supply, and later were able to construct their own sun.
Hiroshi Jinkawa:So the legend's true!
Lead Seatopian Agent:We are a very advanced people. Our scientists are much superior to yours.
Hiroshi Jinkawa:Well, if you're so damn clever, why steal our robot?
Lead Seatopian Agent:We have few people. We need to have robots in order to build up an army. Now, we don't have the time to invent them.
Hiroshi Jinkawa:Oh yeah? You mean you're too dumb!
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Gojira and Jaguar, Punch Punch Punch!See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Amusing timekiller, 24 June 2006
Author: Vampenguin from Canada

OK, I admit it: As bad as they are, I'm a sucker for these movies. This one isn't quite as "so-bad-it's-good" as Godzilla Vs. Gigan, but it's still an amusing way to kill some time.

It has everything that you could you want in a Godzilla flick: A totally nonsense plot, bad dubbing, an annoying kid...and dancing giant monsters. Yes, you read that right. We have Godzilla attempting to moonwalk, Gigan doing the jitterbug, and Megalong trying what would appear to be the macarena. Why? That is one of life's great mysteries.

If you're looking for a good movie, run as far from this as you can. But for cheesy fun this one is perfect.

5/10

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