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
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When Universal Studios, responsible for both the The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and the The Bionic Woman (1976) threatened to sue Cinema Shares Releasing over the title (Godzilla Vs. the Bionic Monster), the movie was quickly retitled Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster. See more »
Visible wire on Godzilla's neck right before the pyrotechnics go off and he starts bleeding. See more »
[the fake Godzilla, Mechagodzilla in disguise, strides ominously around the Mount Fuji countryside, as Keisuke, Wagura, and Saeko watch on TV]
When a black mountain appears above the clouds, a monster will arrive and try to destroy the world. The ancient prophecy is coming true.
I would never have guessed... that the monster could be Godzilla!
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After the making of Godzilla's Revenge, Godzilla vs Gigan, and Godzilla vs Megalon it appeared that the Godzilla Films were in a downward spiral in the late sixties and early seventies. But when Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla was made, another great Godzilla film resulted.
An old Japanese profit reveals that when the sun rises the wrong way or something that a monster will come to destroy the Earth. A professor guy has someone break into his house to try and steal a statue that he owns that resembles the god like Monster King Caesar. Later some humans find Space Titanium near a mountain. When the sun rises wrong, Godzilla appears, attacks Anguirus brutally, and then goes on a rampage of Japan. Then another GOdzilla appears. One of the Godzillas is revealed to really be a cyborg made of Space Titanium. A Mechagodzilla. Mechagodzilla gets rid of his disguise and takes down Godzilla with an array of weaponry. But Mechagodzilla has problems with his head and has to return to the base where the Simians that are controlling him are located. The simians capture a professor and force him to repair Mechagodzilla. Another prophecy reveals that one day two monsters will come to save the Earth. Using the statue of King Caesar, people open up a Mountain and the monster King Caesar comes out to battle Mechagodzilla, but loses badly. However Godzilla reappears, it is now evident that Godzilla and King Caesar are the two monsters that will save the Earth from Mechagodzilla.
This is easily one of the best Godzilla Films. The whole idea of Godzilla fighting his Mechanical double is a great idea. Godzilla looks good in this film, not the best costume or the worst. BUt it definitely looks better than the one that had been used in four straight films starting with Destroy All Monsters and going up till Godzilla vs Gigan. Godzilla is pretty much a good guy, but he more or less is just trying to save the planet he lives on. He does not leave monster island just to come and save humanity like he does in Godzilla vs Megalon and Godzilla vs Gigan.
Mechagodzilla is one of Godzilla's greatest foes. Probably second to only King Ghidorah. Mechagodzilla is extremely powerful and has an immense supply of weaponry. Rainbow ray in his eyes, flamethrower in his mouth, missiles in his fingers, cutting ray in his chest, and he can fly around like a rocket. Also one thing I never got was when Mechagodzilla is disguised as Godzilla he shoots a yellow laser out of his mouth but then he never uses it again when he gets rid of his disguise. Also Mechagodzilla is a great hand to hand combat fighter in this film and really beats up King Caesar using karate like moves.
King Caesar is in this film for his first appearance. He is a sort of hairy Japanese dragon type dog monster. He is OK, not that cool.
Anguirus makes a brief appearance and battles Mechagodzilla when he is disguised as Godzilla. This is one of the most one sided brutal fights in Godzilla history. It does not go well at all for Anguirus.
The monster fight scenes are good in this film. YOu really get to see how powerful Mechagodzilla is and seemingly nothing can stop him.
One complaint though. After Mechagodzilla is damaged and has to be repaired, you really have to wait a while until you see another monster part. This may be the longest gap of time you have to wait between monster parts in Godzilla history. But it is worth the wait.
The SImians are a great group of villains from another planet. One of the best along with the Xians. Also acting in general is great. An interesting thing is that the actor who played the professor in this film was also the guy who created the Oxygen Destroyer in Godzilla King of the MOnsters.
One more thing, the music is awesome.
This is one of the best Godzilla Films. Mechagodzilla is a great villain and one of the best monsters from the Godzilla series. Lots of great monster action. This is one that I highly recommend.
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