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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 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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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Godzilla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,625,778
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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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Did You Know?

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 throws the fruit into Minilla's mouth, the fruit is obviously transparent hand-drawn animation. 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

In the American version, Saeko's name was changed to Reiko and the monsters Kumonga's and Karakuras' names were changed to Spiga and Gimantis respectively. See more »

Connections

Follows Godzilla Raids Again (1955) See more »

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WAAAAAAGWAAAAAAA!!!!
15 February 1999 | by Horror FanSee all my reviews

On an island, a scientific team's experiment goes totally wrong, it mutates mantises into deadly mantises and they unearth an egg and out hatches a slimy, talking, peice of crap that keeps saying this word, WAAAAAGWAAAAAA!!!. Then we find out it's supposed to be Godzilla's son and sure enough Godzilla comes to save it and he sure kicks the deadly mantises' asses. Father and son have many more adventures together. The creature, Minya grows into this toddler Godzilla that looks much more like a human than Godzilla and puffs smoke Os, but when Godzilla steps on his tail he breathes fire. Then a huge mechanical spider named Spiega attacks Godzilla and son while the scientists' experiment causes it to snow on the island (this is the first and only Godzilla movie that shows the big G in snow). This is really silly, but a lot of fun to watch. It's not only silly, but also funny, and with an effective playful score by Masaru Satoh. I recommend this is mostly recommended to kids though.


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