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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Gojira tai Mekagojira (original title)
PG | | Action, Fantasy, Horror | March 1977 (USA)
Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masaaki Daimon ...
Keisuke Shimizu
Kazuya Aoyama ...
Masahiko Shimizu
Reiko Tajima ...
Saeko Kanagusuku
Akihiko Hirata ...
Professor Hideto Miyajima
Hiromi Matsushita ...
Ikuko Miyajima
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Professor Wagura
Masao Imafuku ...
Tengan Kunito, the Azumi Royal Family High Priest
Beru-Bera Lin ...
Nami Kunito, the Azumi Royal Family Princess
Shin Kishida ...
Interpol Agent Nanbara
Gorô Mutsumi ...
Daigo Kusano ...
Yanagawa, Alien Agent #1
Takayasu Torii ...
Interpol Agent Tamura
Kenji Sahara ...
Ship's Captain
Yasuzô Ogawa ...
Construction Foreman
Takamitsu Watanabe ...
Alien Henchman # 1
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Storyline

Aliens intend to take over the planet and, just in case Godzilla tries to interfere, have built a mechanical version of him to put an end to his interference. The Earth humans summon the legendary King Seesar to assist Godzilla in the battle. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Trivia

This was Hiroshi Koizumi's final appearance in the classic Godzilla film series (the Showa Series). He would return in Godzilla 1985 (1984), the first film in the VS Series (AKA: Heisei Series). See more »

Goofs

Visible wire on Godzilla's neck right before the pyrotechnics go off and he starts bleeding. See more »

Quotes

[the fake Godzilla, Mechagodzilla in disguise, strides ominously around the Mount Fuji countryside, as Keisuke, Wagura, and Saeko watch on TV]
Professor Wagura: When a black mountain appears above the clouds, a monster will arrive and try to destroy the world. The ancient prophecy is coming true.
Saeko Kaneshiro: I would never have guessed... that the monster could be Godzilla!
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Connections

Referenced in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat Mechagodzilla
("Mekagojira Wo Yattsukero")
Music by Masaru Satô
Lyrics by Jun Fukuda
Performed by Beru-Bera Lin (as Beru-Bera Rin)
Published by Toho Music Publishing
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The Penultimate Film
14 November 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film was pretty much the beginning of the end of the Showa era. This film was very fast paced and had a lot of good fight sequences between the two monsters. However, the story left a little bit to be desired. In fact, the non monster scenes almost cause this movie to grind to a halt. At least the battle at the end featuring the new monster King Seesar helps to keep the film from going totally down the tubes. Also, this film isn't really for the faint of heart due to the fact that it is probably the bloodiest of all the Godzilla films. This film may not have been among the best in the series, but it still was pretty decent.


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