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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Biologist Akira Ichinose
Tomoko Ai ... Katsura Mafune
... Dr. Shinzô Mafune
Katsumasa Uchida ... Interpol Agent Jiro Murakoshi
Gorô Mutsumi ... Alien Leader Mugal
Tadao Nakamaru ... Interpol Chief Tagawa
Shin Roppongi ... Yûichi Wakayama
Yasuko Agawa ... Yuri Yamamoto (as Tomoe Mari)
Tôru Ibuki ... Tsuda (bearded alien)
Kenji Sahara ... Defense Force Commander
Kôtarô Tomita ... Professor Ôta
Ikio Sawamura ... Mafune's Silent Butler
Masaaki Daimon ... Submarine Captain Kusakari
Yoshio Kirishima ... Alien Henchman #2
Kazuo Suzuki ... Alien Henchman #1
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Aliens from a dying galaxy plan to destroy our cities and build their new home on Earth. Their weapon is Mechagodzilla, a 400-foot-tall robot armed with powerful lasers and guided missiles. Only Godzilla is mighty enough to stop the colossal machine, but when Professor Mafune joins the aliens, not even Godzilla will be able to defeat them. Mafune controls Titanosaurus, a gigantic amphibious dinosaur, through a biochemical connection with his cyborg daughter, Katsura. Godzilla is no match for Titanosaurus and Mechagodzilla together, but Interpol agents have discovered Titanosaurus' weakness, which may give Godzilla the fighting chance he needs to save the world! Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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From a black hole in space...they came to conquer Earth...! See more »


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Trivia

In the scene when a revived Godzilla vengefully charges at Mechagodzilla (who employs his entire weaponry on him), look for the exploding breakaway rock prop from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) (the giant rock, which King Caesar hid behind before Mechagodzilla blasted it asunder with the Cross Attack Beam) on the right, just as Godzilla's back catches fire. See more »

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When Titanosaurus folds back his tailfin after destroying the city, the shot is in reverse, so the sparks flying in the background are flying backwards. See more »

Quotes

[the Interpol staff watches on live TV as Mechagodzilla completely wipes out part of a city with his new improved Finger Missiles]
Interpol Chief Tagawa: Revolving missiles... Mechagodzilla has new weapons!
Interpol Worker: It's terrible! Godzilla might lose!!
[an alarm buzzes, indicating that Godzilla is approaching, as Wakayama stares in grim silence]
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Much maligned Godzilla flick
7 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

As a longtime fan of Godzilla movies, I'm at a loss to explain why this film in particular is so hated. I loved this film as a child (perhaps I was already moving towards my love of tragedy), partly due to the coolness of the original Mechagodzilla, partly due to the fact I thought Titanosaurus was cool. There was also the part where I dug the little story of the mad scientist bent on his revenge for being laughed out of academia, and the whole love story angle between the scientist and the mad scientist's daughter. As you can see, there's a lot going on in this film, probably too much, but I enjoyed the attempt to have a more serious subplot going on in a Godzilla flick. The line from the horribly cut American version "But I can't love you, I'm a cyborg", is highlarious. Anyways, I finally tracked down a subtitled, uncut copy, and I was amazed to discover that the american distributors cut the scenes that explain a major character's sacrifice of her life-in the american version it just seems a senseless act. Anyways, don't expect much except a goofy star crossed lovers plot combined with a mad scientist plot and kaiju beating on one another and enjoy.


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