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Son of Godzilla (1967)

Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko (original title)
Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

Director:

Jun Fukuda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadao Takashima ... Dr. Kusumi
Akira Kubo Akira Kubo ... Goro Maki
Beverly Maeda Beverly Maeda ... Riko (Saeko) Matsumiya (as Bibari Maeda)
Akihiko Hirata ... Fujisaki
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Furukawa
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Morio
Ken'ichirô Maruyama Ken'ichirô Maruyama ... Ozawa
Seishirô Kuno Seishirô Kuno ... Tashiro
Yasuhiko Saijô Yasuhiko Saijô ... Suzuki
Susumu Kurobe ... Navigator
Kazuo Suzuki Kazuo Suzuki ... Pilot
Wataru Ômae Wataru Ômae ... Radio Operator
Chôtarô Tôgin Chôtarô Tôgin ... Surveyor
Osman Yusuf ... Submarine Captain
Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
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Storyline

A group of scientists are on tropical Solgel Island in the Pacific to conduct weather control experiments. Just before they begin, they find giant preying mantises measuring 25 feet tall called Kamakaras. They decide to go ahead with the experiments, but a malfunction in one of the devices and as a result a radioactive storm that pushes the temperature up to two hundred degrees. The storm also causes the mantises to grow even bigger to 100 feet tall. The mantises then make their way to a huge mound where they uncover a giant egg which contains a young Godzilla, later named Minilla. Eventually, Godzilla shows up and saves his offspring. The rest of the movie features Godzilla taking care of and teaching his young son the skills that will eventually help him to become the new "King of Monsters" as well as fighting the Kamakaras and a giant spider named Kumoga. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Japan's Greatest Foe Delivers an Heir! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sci-fi monster violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Screenwriter Shin'ichi Sekizawa complained that he had run out of ideas for further monster movies, and director Jun Fukuda heartily agreed. Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka then proposed the idea of introducing a son to Godzilla. See more »

Goofs

When Riko retreats into the jungle after feeding fruit to Minilla (when she sees Godzilla approaching), the 'person' retreating is clearly a small doll. See more »

Quotes

Goro Maki: [Godzilla and Minya are close by] Riko, I think they spotted us.
Riko Matsumiya: No, it appears to be teaching its son.
Goro Maki: Teaching its son?
[Riko nods]
Goro Maki: It's teaching its son all right. And, he's teaching its son just like people teaching its children, just like a papa.
Riko Matsumiya: Well, it is a papa, isn't it?
Goro Maki: Well sure, but I wouldn't want one like that.
Riko Matsumiya: Nor I, everything's relative I guess.
Goro Maki: You're right.
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Alternate Versions

USA DVD is uncut, featuring the original opening listed above. It is also letterboxed and features the original Japanese language Track with Optional Subtitles (with the original names intact). See more »

Connections

Followed by Destroy All Monsters (1968) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
11 May 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

Wow! I expected something along the lines of GODZILLA'S REVENGE, what I got instead was a pretty exciting giant monster film. Sure Minya does make for a few cutesy moments but I didn't feel these were overdone as badly as they could have been. Plus I thought the ending embrace was quite moving..of course it does work to take some of the hard edge off of Godzilla so some may hate it for that. I'd recommend this one mostly to older kids who love science fiction adventure stories and who won't be frightened by all the cool-looking giant insect critters. Too bad Minya and Godzilla look so thoroughly silly and goofy in comparison.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Godzilla See more »

Filming Locations:

Guam

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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