A group of scientists are on tropical Solgel Island in the Pacific to conduct weather control experiments. Just before they begin, they find giant preying mantises measuring 25 feet tall called Kamakaras. They decide to go ahead with the experiments, but a malfunction in one of the devices and as a result a radioactive storm that pushes the temperature up to two hundred degrees. The storm also causes the mantises to grow even bigger to 100 feet tall. The mantises then make their way to a huge mound where they uncover a giant egg which contains a young Godzilla, later named Minilla. Eventually, Godzilla shows up and saves his offspring. The rest of the movie features Godzilla taking care of and teaching his young son the skills that will eventually help him to become the new "King of Monsters" as well as fighting the Kamakaras and a giant spider named Kumoga.
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Ever see a monster hatch from a monster egg? You will!
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16 December 1967 (Japan)
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Also Known As:
Son of Godzilla
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Unusually, in the course of his tenure as Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima
only played the monster in this film for the water scenes (using the "Daisenso-Goji"/"Nankai-Goji" suit), as a taller actor was needed for the majority of the film to make Godzilla seem even bigger than his son Minilla (thus the new "Musuko-Goji" suit). Tall actor/baseball player Seiji Onaka
played the role of Godzilla, but after doing a quarter of his scenes, he had an accident while playing baseball during filming, breaking two fingers. After Onaka bowed out, Nakajima's protege Yû Sekita
carried the rest of the role (besides being a good fit for the Godzilla suit). See more
How does the Kumonga manage to sting Godzilla in the eye during their climactic fight if Godzilla's head is way up high and Kumonga's stinger is near the ground? They never get close to each other. See more
[referring to Goro's refusal to leave
Do you still insist?
We don't need any publicity.
Who said I was doing this for your publicity? I'm working for myself. The smell of a story...
The smell of a story?
Yes. The smell of a story attracts me. The readers will decide whether to read it or not. I report what I see.
In the American version, Saeko's name was changed to Reiko and the monsters Kumonga's and Karakuras' names were changed to Spiga and Gimantis respectively. See more