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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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Trivia

This was the last Godzilla film shot in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio until until Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). All films in the second wave (the Versus Series) of Godzilla films would be shot in the narrower 1.85:1 screen-aspect ratio. Wider screen-aspect ratios would resume, however, with most of the third wave of Godzilla films, beginning with Godzilla 2000 (1999), which were shot in the 2:35.1 ratio. See more »

Goofs

As Godzilla sends Mechagodzilla flying in his final scene, Mechagodzilla also seems to be represented by an empty suit here. His hands wobble around and appear to be attached via thin rubber or strings or the like to his arms, rather than being held in place by an actor inside the suit. See more »

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Tsuda: Your heart is frozen and dry. Who'd love a cyborg, a person who is not a person? So remember, forget about Earthlings. They're no concern of yours. There's only one emotion that controls your mind. What emotion is that? What controls you?
Katsura Mafune: [listlessly] Vengeance and hate. Revenge.
Tsuda: Quite right. That's good.
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Follows Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971) See more »

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Much maligned Godzilla flick
7 January 2002 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

As a longtime fan of Godzilla movies, I'm at a loss to explain why this film in particular is so hated. I loved this film as a child (perhaps I was already moving towards my love of tragedy), partly due to the coolness of the original Mechagodzilla, partly due to the fact I thought Titanosaurus was cool. There was also the part where I dug the little story of the mad scientist bent on his revenge for being laughed out of academia, and the whole love story angle between the scientist and the mad scientist's daughter. As you can see, there's a lot going on in this film, probably too much, but I enjoyed the attempt to have a more serious subplot going on in a Godzilla flick. The line from the horribly cut American version "But I can't love you, I'm a cyborg", is highlarious. Anyways, I finally tracked down a subtitled, uncut copy, and I was amazed to discover that the american distributors cut the scenes that explain a major character's sacrifice of her life-in the american version it just seems a senseless act. Anyways, don't expect much except a goofy star crossed lovers plot combined with a mad scientist plot and kaiju beating on one another and enjoy.


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