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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
"Gojira tai Mekagojira" (original title)

 -  Action | Fantasy | Horror  -  March 1977 (USA)
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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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Mechanical Titan of Terror! See more »


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Trivia

The cavern in which the Third Planet Aliens have their secret base is the Gyokusen Cave, a real cave in Okinawa, and also a tourist attraction. See more »

Goofs

When Mechagodzilla is fighting Anguirus, the strings to pick Anguirus can be seen clearly. See more »

Quotes

[after Nanbara saves Shimizu's life]
Keisuke Shimizu: Just who are you?
Interpol Agent Nanbara: I'm an Interpol agent. Nanbara.
Keisuke Shimizu: You've been following me?
Interpol Agent Nanbara: Yes. Six months ago, they came to our attention. We threw out a net to find the truth... and you got caught in that net. I've been following you ever since. And that's all there is to the story!
[chuckles]
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Connections

Followed by Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) 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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Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974)
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla brings back a more serious tone. Well, as serious as you can be with the Godzilla movies (not including the original). Here we have an alien race of ape-men, creating their own Godzilla. Meanwhile a prophecy speaks of the resurrection of King Caesar. It's a big old monster mash-up with everything I love about these films. It was also well-shot, and stands apart in the sometimes boring human sections. Here, the intrigue is just as exciting as monsters fighting. We also see a rather horrific jaw breaking scene, and the wonders of wakening a monster with a four minute song. Mechagodzilla is a joy, as he doesn't look as ridiculous as some of the monster creations from the past.


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