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Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
"Mekagojira no gyakushu" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  March 1977 (USA)
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Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...
Biologist Akira Ichinose
Tomoko Ai ...
Katsura Mafune
Akihiko Hirata ...
Katsumasa Uchida ...
Interpol Agent Jiro Murakoshi
Gorô Mutsumi ...
Tadao Nakamaru ...
Interpol Chief Tagawa
Shin Roppongi ...
Yûichi Wakayama
Yasuko Agawa ...
Yuri Yamamoto (as Tomoe Mari)
Tôru Ibuki ...
Tsuda (bearded alien)
Kenji Sahara ...
Defense Force Commander
Kotaro Tomita ...
Professor Ôta
Ikio Sawamura ...
Mafune's Silent Butler
Masaaki Daimon ...
Submarine Captain Kusakari
Yoshio Kirishima ...
Alien Henchman #2
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Alien Henchman #1
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Aliens from a dying galaxy plan to destroy our cities and build their new home on Earth. Their weapon is Mechagodzilla, a 400-foot-tall robot armed with powerful lasers and guided missiles. Only Godzilla is mighty enough to stop the colossal machine, but when Professor Mafune joins the aliens, not even Godzilla will be able to defeat them. Mafune controls Titanosaurus, a gigantic amphibious dinosaur, through a biochemical connection with his cyborg daughter, Katsura. Godzilla is no match for Titanosaurus and Mechagodzilla together, but Interpol agents have discovered Titanosaurus' weakness, which may give Godzilla the fighting chance he needs to save the world! Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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From a black hole in space...they came to conquer Earth...! See more »


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Trivia

One of the only Godzilla films with nudity. The scene occurs when Katsura is being operated on, at which point Katsura's breasts are exposed (although the body is actually a mannequin). This scene was cut from the US, both for the theatrical and TV versions of the film. See more »

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In the previous movie, the aliens had to find and kidnap a professor to help them. However, this movie establishes that they have been working together with another scientist for several years, thereby retroactively causing a plot hole between the two films. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Shinji Mafune: Wait till I really let Titanosaurus loose!
Katsura Mafune: But why, Father? This is it... we'll hand over the Earth to the spacemen. Surely you don't mean... you'd release the disaster monsters again? Like King Ghidorah, mighty Radon, and terrible Manda?
[stock footage of said monsters briefly appear around her in a montage]
Katsura Mafune: Titanosaurus is going to join the ranks of the killers?
Dr. Shinji Mafune: Katsura, I'm not doing this for the spacemen! I don't have to take their orders! Mechagodzilla is just a machine. He's no match for ...
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Follows Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964) See more »

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A Dark Depressing Film
15 November 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Even though this film is the last of the original "Showa" era films (the next film would be the beginning of the "Hessei" era), it marks a sharp turn in the series. Even though Godzilla is still portrayed as a hero, many darker and disturbing themes began to creep into the series. In fact, this is the darkest film since the original "Gojira" in 1954. It makes me wonder what direction the series would have gone in if it hadn't taken a nine year hiatus. There were definitely two scripts in the works. One was to have Godzilla battle, of all things, the Devil or to return him to his bad ass roots like they did in 1984. No matter what this is a dark depressing story and it is still hard for me to watch. The only saving grace about it though is that Akihiko Hirata, the actor most associated with the kaiju eiga genre, makes his final appearance in what should have been the final episode of the Godzilla saga. Unfortunately, nine years later, Toho decided to re-invent its biggest star.


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