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Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Mekagojira no gyakushu (original title)
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Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

Directors:

Ishirô Honda, Jun Fukuda (uncredited)

Writers:

Yukiko Takayama (screenplay), Yukiko Takayama (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katsuhiko Sasaki Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Biologist Akira Ichinose
Tomoko Ai Tomoko Ai ... Katsura Mafune
Akihiko Hirata ... Dr. Shinzô Mafune
Katsumasa Uchida Katsumasa Uchida ... Interpol Agent Jiro Murakoshi
Gorô Mutsumi Gorô Mutsumi ... Alien Leader Mugal (as Goro Mutsu)
Tadao Nakamaru Tadao Nakamaru ... Interpol Chief Tagawa
Shin Roppongi Shin Roppongi ... Yûichi Wakayama
Yasuko Agawa Yasuko Agawa ... Yuri Yamamoto (as Tomoe Mari)
Tomoe Mari Tomoe Mari ... Yuri Yamamoto
Tôru Ibuki Tôru Ibuki ... Tsuda (bearded alien)
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Defense Force Commander
Kôtarô Tomita Kôtarô Tomita ... Professor Ôta
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Mafune's Silent Butler
Masaaki Daimon Masaaki Daimon ... Submarine Captain Kusakari
Yoshio Kirishima Yoshio Kirishima ... Alien Henchman #2
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Storyline

A mad scientist tries the to get revenge on the world for being laughed at for thinking that a dinosaur exists which does exists and teams up with the alien from the previous movie .Meanwhile the aliens rebuild mechagodzilla to destroy the world once more . So they team mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus toughened to destroy japan . So japan must depend on Godzilla to save japan and the world Written by harrywubbyluke

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Battle to save the earth! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

One of the only Godzilla films with nudity. The scene occurs when Katsura is being operated on, at which point Katsura's breasts are exposed (although the body is actually a mannequin). This scene was cut from the US, both for the theatrical and TV versions of the film. See more »

Goofs

As Godzilla sends Mechagodzilla flying in his final scene, Mechagodzilla also seems to be represented by an empty suit here. His hands wobble around and appear to be attached via thin rubber or strings or the like to his arms, rather than being held in place by an actor inside the suit. See more »

Quotes

Interpol Chief Tagawa: This is Yamashita. He's just come from Shizuoka.
Yamashita: [bows] Good day.
Interpol Chief Tagawa: Somebody handed him this in the Amagi Mountains.
[hands a small fragment of metal to Muraokshi, who examines it]
Interpol Agent Jiro Murakoshi: It's metal. it's Space Titanium!
Interpol Chief Tagawa: Analyze it straight away. I think you might be right.
Interpol Agent Jiro Murakoshi: Right. How did he get it?
Yamashita: I was fixing an underground water pipe when suddenly a man rushed out of the bushes and gave it to me. He had... a jagged scar on his throat. He couldn't speak at all, so he wrote something - the word "Interpol" - ...
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Alternate Versions

The older (and no longer used) US television version was completely uncut, with the exception of the "breast" scene towards the end. In addition, this version also also featured a six min prologue, which was made by the US distributors, explaining Godzilla's origin and how the aliens made the various monsters attempt to take over the Earth (using clips from a ton of Godzilla films). In this version, the credits are listed differently as well. Towards the mid 80's, this version was no longer aired and when Paramount released their newer TV/video version, it was cut down and featured a slightly different credit intro, had a few scenes removed, and no longer had the great six min prologue. Long time rumors have it that the switch was supposedly an error that was never fixed. All US versions on all formats of this film were the cut down one for years until Sony/Classic Media released both the original uncut Japanese version and the uncut US version (with the exception of the "breast" scene) of the film on DVD in 2008. See more »

Connections

Follows Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966) See more »

User Reviews

 
tolerable crazy human story
28 October 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This follows directly after the previous movie in the franchise. A submarine tries to retrieve the Mechagodzilla wreckage but is met by Titanosaurus. The International Police Organization is shocked at the lost of the crew and examines new evidence of flying saucers. Mad scientist Mafune and his daughter form an alliance with aliens from Black Hole Planet 3 who are rebuilding Mechagodzilla after salvaging the wreckage from the bottom of the ocean.

Apparently, the Japanese film industry was in trouble at the time. That's not a surprise. The American industry was also in trouble during that era. This franchise was also running on fumes and the filmmakers obviously threw everything into this. I actually found the human story more compelling than the usual Godzilla movie. The daughter's dilemma is quite engrossing. This works great as a father daughter story. This movie is stuffed with all kinds of sci-fi material. The fact that it works at all is very impressive. It's rare that the monster action doesn't dominate a Godzilla movie.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (UPA TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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