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Gojira tai Hedora (1971)

From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

Director:

Yoshimitsu Banno

Writers:

Yoshimitsu Banno, Takeshi Kimura (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Yamauchi Akira Yamauchi ... Dr. Toru Yano
Toshie Kimura ... Toshie Yano
Hiroyuki Kawase Hiroyuki Kawase ... Ken Yano
Toshio Shiba Toshio Shiba ... Yukio Keuchi
Keiko Mari Keiko Mari ... Miki Fujiyama
Yoshio Yoshida Yoshio Yoshida ... Gohei - a fisherman
Haruo Suzuki Haruo Suzuki ... JSDF Officer
Yoshio Katsube Yoshio Katsube ... JSDF Engineer
Susumu Okabe Susumu Okabe ... Announcer A
Kentaro Watanabe Kentaro Watanabe ... Announcer B
Wataru Ômae Wataru Ômae ... Police Officer
Tadashi Okabe Tadashi Okabe ... Scientist
Shigeo Katô Shigeo Katô
Takuya Yuki Takuya Yuki ... Correspondent
Eisaburo Komatsu Eisaburo Komatsu ... Non Commissioned Officer
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Storyline

A pollution monster named Hedorah comes from outer space. First it terrorizes sea, then it goes on land where it encounters the big G. After it's after the fight with Godzilla it retreats, only to reappear again in a flying form, it's starts to kill people. Then it takes on it's final form, that's when the Big G comes and the battle that decides the fate of the world begins. Written by Spaceroach

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Taglines:

Our environment is doomed! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert's favorite Godzilla movie, as mentioned in his review of "Godzilla 1985". See more »

Goofs

When the child notices Godzilla from far away on the roller coaster ride, it is clear that "Godzilla" in this case is just a badly drawn blotch of paint, which also appears to be far too dark for its supposed environment. See more »

Quotes

Yukio Keuchi: There's no place else to go and pretty soon we'll all be dead, so forget it! Enjoy yourself! Let's sing and dance while we can! Come on, blow your mind!
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Crazy Credits

In AIP's American version of the film, the entire cast is mysteriously uncredited. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Save the Earth
English translation of "Return! The Sun" from AIP's "Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster"
Music by Riichirô Manabe
Lyrics by Guy Hemric and Adryan Russ
Sung by Adryan Russ
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SMOG does look like Trash beast
20 June 1999 | by Bulldog-5See all my reviews

I saw this movie a long time ago with my family at the drive in. I was so young then, I would like any type of monster no matter how cheezy. Well, today I guess I am almost the same. I liked this movie. The save the earth song sort of drove me up the walls, but the nasty trashy lakes and streams seem to hit home as far as what our world looks like for real today. Anyway, back to the action. I loved the silly looking Smog beast that was a mess. I thought a very funny part was when Godzilla somehow began flying backwards, I really didn't get this part, but it was fun. I like Godzilla, sci fi, B horror, G horror, it does not matter. I would recommend this to any Godzilla crazed fan that have not seen it. I also would really like to recommend two more good giant beast movies: War of the Gargantuas and also Gamera: Guardian of the Universe. I really enjoyed the green Gargantua in the first one( if you see this one just take a close look at the Green one's face-He is awful ugly like a beast should be), and I liked the camera work in the second movie. It was really high tech and should both of them hit DVD ever, I will be getting them both. Well make that all three including Godzilla vs the Smog Monster...........


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