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.
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>
Gigan's design was noticeably altered compared to the previous film. This is because it's an entirely different suit, as the original supposedly got too damaged. He now has a much larger head and a less fierce expression, he has golden scales around his neck, his limbs appear shorter, his back sails are pointier, and he looks overall stockier. He doesn't demonstrate his signature buzzsaw embedded into his torso either (apart from stock footage), since that function was removed from the suit. This version of the suit was used for Gigan's appearance in the television series Ryusei Ningen Zon (1973). See more »
To incapacitate one of the Seatopian agents invading their laboratory, Jakavin and Rokkuchan hurry to a hobby shop, steal a model airplane, build it, and throw it at the agent's head, knocking him out. Why didn't they simply use a rock? 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 »
It's just stupid that everybody hates this one, I thought it was the best in the Godzilla saga! The only kind of people who don't like it are not true Godzilla fans, there's nothing wrong with this one.Some people actually think that the American remake is better, but it's not.The remake is the worst one, and the remake really hurts the Godzilla saga.Anyway, lets talk about the plot.A series of earthquakes are occurring across Tokyo.This angers the underground civilization of people called the Seatopions.They awake their guardian giant monster called Megalon.For revenge at the Japanese, the Seatopions send out Megalon to wreak havoc across Tokyo.All of this is happening while two men and a little boy are working on a robot called Jet Jaguar.Henchmen that the Seatopions have sent out are trying to get a hold of the robot.Suddenly, the robot starts working.Jet Jaguar takes out the henchmen and heads off to fight Megalon.Jet Jaguar needs some help, so he flies to Monster Island to awake Godzilla to help him fight Megalon.Only thing is, Megalon has already teamed up with another giant monster called Gigan.This is clearly the most awesome film in the Godzilla saga, you should really check it out.Although a DVD has not yet been released, you can still find a VHS copy at Amazon or another store.
I give it 10/10
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