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>
The ferry Shimizu (Masaaki Daimon) and Saeko (Reiko Tajima) travel in to get to Okinawa is called the Sunflower Sapporo, which is a real-life (and still active, as of 2013) ferry. The original owners, Nippon High-Speed Ferries (Nippon Kôsoku Fêrî), was one of this film's sponsors. See more »
When MechaGodzilla reveals his robotic form, the fires burning in the background jump position due to two separate shots being edited together into a single continuous shot. See more »
The older US television and video version (and no longer used) released by Cinema Shares had the "Godzilla vs the Cosmic Monster" title (red background with title written in white letters in an almost circular pattern). Also, in the beginning of the film when they show Anguirus in Siberia, the Cinema Shares version is slightly bright, enabling you to see Anguirus and to see the snow on the mountain. The Japanese version is the same. In addition, the Cinema Shares version cuts the ending out and ends a few seconds after the huge explosion and when King Seesar re-seals himself back in the mountain. The end title shows a statue of King Seesar on the left and shows a red background with the words "The End" on the right. Later video re-releases use the newer "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" title in the US and has the Siberia scene exceptionally dark, making it hard to see Anguirus. But, this newer video version restores the full ending of the film, where you see the characters putting the King Seesar statue back in place (without this full ending, it would appear the heroes also die in the explosion). See more »
When I was young, I was very poor, and this was pretty much the only Godzilla film I owned at the time. That being said, I've seen this one more than most others just out of the fact I had not much else to watch. However, It's definitely not bad. There is a scene in the film that was a bit more gruesome than many other Godzilla films, the splitting open of Anguirus's mouth kinda caught me off guard, even though it looked like they used pepto bismol for blood. MechaGodzilla is one of the most popular and well known monsters in the series, and for good reason, he has an awesome design and concept. The first MechaGodzilla, which is in this film was created by aliens, but the other ones were made by humans, which takes some of the novelty out of it. It's a great film, not the best but not the worst.
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