The underground kingdom of Seatopia sends out Megalon, a giant beetle, and Gigan to destroy the above ground dwellers. In an attempt to stop them, an independently thinking robot brings Godzilla into the fight.Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
The Megalon suit was incredibly heavy which meant that the scenes where the monster performs several leaps through the air was exceedingly difficult on the special effects crew. Teruyoshi Nakano is said to have been so frustrated with the filming of these scenes that they were nearly cut. The jumps had to be accomplished by several crew members standing in the studio rafters repeatedly hoisting the suit and its actor up and down. It was so difficult inside the suit that actor Hideto Date had to have a loud whistle blown by one of the assistant directors to notify him of when to jump. See more »
After having knocked out the Seatopian agent, Jakavin and Rokkuchan run off, leaving the agent at their lab. This makes no sense, they should at least have tried to tie him up or get rid of him through other means. They don't even try to take back the lab. See more »
The 1976 U.S. Cinema Shares release omits approximately 3 minutes from the original Japanese version in order to get a G rating. The deleted scenes include: the opening credits; a brief shot of young Rokuro being abducted and taken away in a car; several shots of the men in a truck, with pages from nudie magazines hanging behind them; an extended fight scene as Hiroshi escapes from the Seatopian; the truck drivers throwing a man off a cliff; the kidnappers asking "what the hell is that?" and yelling "go to hell!"; several brief shots of blood and violence when the brothers break into their home; and the Commander getting crushed to death by a giant boulder. This is the version that remains available on several cut-price video labels. See more »
A tour de force of rubbery monster mayhem in this genre classic. Brilliant turns from Megalon, Jet Jaguar, Gigan and the mighty Godzilla all of which out act the humans.
Ignore the storyline and luxuriate in the glory of giant monster action.
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