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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Gojira tai Mekagojira (original title)
Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

Director:

Jun Fukuda

Writers:

Jun Fukuda, Masami Fukushima (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masaaki Daimon Masaaki Daimon ... Keisuke Shimizu
Kazuya Aoyama Kazuya Aoyama ... Masahiko Shimizu
Reiko Tajima Reiko Tajima ... Saeko Kanagusuku
Akihiko Hirata ... Professor Hideto Miyajima
Hiromi Matsushita Hiromi Matsushita ... Ikuko Miyajima
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Professor Wagura
Masao Imafuku Masao Imafuku ... Tengan Kunigami, the Azumi Royal Family High Priest
Bellbella Lin Bellbella Lin ... Nami Kunigami, the Azumi Royal Family Princess (as Barbara Lynn)
Shin Kishida Shin Kishida ... Interpol Agent Nanbara
Gorô Mutsumi Gorô Mutsumi ... Alien Supreme Leader Kuronuma
Daigo Kusano Daigo Kusano ... Yanagawa, Alien Agent #1
Takayasu Torii Takayasu Torii ... Interpol Agent Tamura
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Ship's Captain
Yasuzô Ogawa Yasuzô Ogawa ... Construction Foreman
Takamitsu Watanabe Takamitsu Watanabe ... Alien Henchman # 1
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Storyline

Aliens intend to take over the planet and, just in case Godzilla tries to interfere, have built a mechanical version of him to put an end to his interference. The Earth humans summon the legendary King Seesar to assist Godzilla in the battle. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Put the Monster to the Metal! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Bionic Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Okinawa, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,873,268
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company,Toho Eizo Co. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The only Japanese Godzilla movie that saw a release in Hungary. It had a short run in cinemas in 1989, but was met with unfavorable reception, with critics calling it an "utterly worthless film" and "one of the worst science fiction movies in history". It was so badly received that no other Japanese Godzilla film was released thereafter, neither theatrically, nor on home video or television. As a result, most people believed Roland Emmerich's American Godzilla (1998) to be the first and only "true" Godzilla film. See more »

Goofs

When the alien henchmen revert back to their ape-like forms, the entire screen freezes while the transformation lasts, including other people in the shot. There is an obvious crossfade effect, during which the "frozen" people slightly change position. See more »

Quotes

Professor Hideto Miyajima: What's this ? Who are you ?
Alien Supreme Leader Kuronuma: Commander for conquest of Earth, from the third planet of the black hole, outer space.
Professor Hideto Miyajima: So I was right. You are spacemen.
Alien Supreme Leader Kuronuma: I admire your deductive processes.
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Alternate Versions

The complete film runs 84 minutes. Most prints are heavily cut to 80 minutes. See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla 1985 (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat Mechagodzilla
("Mekagojira Wo Yattsukero")
Music by Masaru Satô
Lyrics by Jun Fukuda
Performed by Bellbella Lin
Published by Toho Music Publishing
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Godzilla is introduced to heavy metal by way of cyborg doppelganger
24 February 1999 | by A.FishSee all my reviews

In this little doozy, Godzilla goes up against Mechagodzilla, a monster with a long name and made of space titanium. Godzilla teams up with King Seesar, a furry guy who likes quiet evenings at home until he is woken up by singing. MechaG is the evil aliens' world conquering device. By the way, the aliens in their true form look like Japanese actors with green ape masks on. Big budget fun. King Seesar is called upon to protect his home Okinawa and make sure Mr.Miyagi's parents survive so he can grow up to teach Daniel-San. All I can say is if this is Okinawa's best defense, that island is screwed. Godzilla eventually beats MechaG by drawing him to his body magnetically (along with some electrical towers) and ripping his head off. Anguirus is in it too, but who cares? Note: this is one of the films where Godzilla squirts blood likes he's in a Peckinpah flick.


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