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 »
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
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Titanosaurus was the last monster introduced in the original series of Godzilla films. He represents a sort of return to the more realistic-looking, "natural" monsters that were common on the 50s and 60s films, rather than the more outlandish monster designs seen in the 70s. Since he never got popular with audiences, to date this remains Titanosaurus' only movie appearance. See more »
While Godzilla tries unsuccessfully to stop Mechagodzilla from destroying the planes firing at them, he is standing. After a shot of the planes being destroyed, Godzilla is down again being kicked by Titanosaurus. See more »
[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!
It's terrible! Godzilla might lose!!
[an alarm buzzes, indicating that Godzilla is approaching, as Wakayama stares in grim silence]
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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 »
Terror of Mechagodzilla is one of the best of the classic era Godzilla films. Just as the Godzilla series went on a hiatus, they started to really get it right with human beings playing a part with the monsters, and in this one they managed to do it with a romance! This has all the classic elements, a mad professor, a cyborg, space invaders, secret police, but they are not presented in the normal way! A woman is a cyborg, a police investigator becomes involved in a personal relationship, the space invaders are actually trying to lay low, and the mad professor is an ambiguous guy.
Tomoko Ai gives a great physical and also subtle performance as Katsura the cyborg, and in almost every scene she does not blink once.
The scenes of destruction are great, and you get to see actual destruction of a city by Mechagodzilla. Great editing also.
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