In 1973, Gamera sacrifices his life to rid the world of the Gyaos once and for all. Thirty-three years later, a small boy, whose father witnessed the 1973 event, named Toru finds a ... See full summary »
When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.
Aliens from space plan to conquer the world using space monsters Gigan and King Ghidrah, which they control from their secret headquarters inside the head of the Godzilla-replica building at a theme park. The only thing that can stop them is the combined efforts of Godzilla and Anguirus.Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
Toho planned for this movie to be a return to form after Gojira tai Hedora (1971) baffled moviegoers and got its director banned from the series. This movie came about after attempts to make another Hedorah movie failed. See more »
When tanks are coming to stop Anguirus, a wire can be seen pulling the tanks forward. See more »
In the opening credits of the Japanese version, colorful lasers shoot from different directions, and pop up into strips within which each credit appears in white text. In the English versions, only the sound FX of the lasers are heard (standard text credits were used). See more »
In 1977, Cinema Shares released Toho's international English-dubbed print in the US under the title "Godzilla on Monster Island". This film featured a different title card and credits sequence (but using the same footage underneath). Cinema Shares also censored some language (muting the word "bitch") and trimmed three shots of Godzilla and Angilas bleeding. Also, Godzilla's shooting his radioactive breath into the camera (originally segueing into the main title card) is shown again in hi-speed motion before the film's "The End" title card. See more »
I like this movie. Many people have reviled it, but I think it's probably one of the most underrated Godzilla movies around. I like the fact that Gigan and Angillus are in it, bringing two of my favorite monsters face to face. In this movie Godzilla talks, which is hilarious and adds to the camp value. I especially like the ending where Godzilla and Angillus team up on Ghidora and give him the biggest whipping of his life! Personally, i miss the older Godzilla films of the late 60s and the 70s, when he was a hero and not a brainless monster. But I'm sure many of you disagree with me. I just enjoy the campy feel these good old movies brought to the Godzilla saga. (With the exceptions of Godzillas Revenge and Godzilla vs. Megalon, but those are a different story!) I also liked the song at the end. Sure this movie had stock footage, but it was GOOD stock footage. Still, I wish they came up with original material for it. Oh well, I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 asterisks anyway. (Not for the acting but the fighting.)
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