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Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Gojira tai Megaro (original title)
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The undersea nation of Seatopia sends the gigantic Megalon to destroy the world above - and it's up to Godzilla and a size-shifting robot, Jet Jaguar, to defeat him.

Director:

Jun Fukuda

Writers:

Jun Fukuda, Takeshi Kimura (story "Gojira tai Uchu Kaijû") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katsuhiko Sasaki Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Inventor Goro Ibuki
Hiroyuki Kawase Hiroyuki Kawase ... Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki
Yutaka Hayashi Yutaka Hayashi ... Hiroshi Jinkawa
Robert Dunham Robert Dunham ... Emperor Antonio of Seatopia / Motorcycle assailant
Kôtarô Tomita Kôtarô Tomita ... Lead Seatopian Agent
Ulf Ôtsuki Ulf Ôtsuki ... Seatopian Agent
Gentaro Nakajima Gentaro Nakajima ... Truck Driver (as Gen Nakajima)
Sakyo Mikami Sakyo Mikami ... Truck Driver's Assistant
Fumiyo Ikeda Fumiyo Ikeda ... Man from Unit 1
Kanta Mori Kanta Mori ... Japan Special Defense Forces Chief
Shinji Takagi Shinji Takagi ... Gojira
Hideto Odachi Hideto Odachi ... Megaro
Tsugutoshi Komada Tsugutoshi Komada ... Jetto Jagâ
Kenpachirô Satsuma ... Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Jesser Ralph Jesser ... Antonio's Aide (Radio Operator in White) (as Rolf Jessup)
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Storyline

The underground kingdom of Seatopia sends out Megalon, a giant beetle, and Gigan to destroy the above ground dwellers. In an attempt to stop them, an independently thinking robot brings Godzilla into the fight. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Megalon See more »

Filming Locations:

Machida, Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$760,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,803,446
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The story outline was composed by Shin'ichi Sekizawa, one of the Godzilla series' most prolific writers, but the actual script was written by director Jun Fukuda and completed just before filming began. See more »

Goofs

Megalon can only fire one beam, but in certain shots during the city destruction, multiple beams are seen. This is because these shots have been taken from movies featuring the three-headed monster King Ghidirah firing beams from his multiple heads. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Inventor Goro Ibuki: [speaking into the Miniature Control Transmitter] Jet Jaguar, lets go now.
[an idle Jet Jaguar nods in response and walks away]
Hiroshi Jinkawa: Oh? What's the matter with him?
Inventor Goro Ibuki: [smiles in fascination] Dunno... I guess he decided his job was done. But still, I reckon he'd do it again, if the need ever rose again.
Hiroshi Jinkawa: Well, let's just hope that it doesn't. We'll warn the scientists to be more careful in the future, and let Seatopia rest in peace.
[Goro nods in agreement]
Rokuro 'Roku-chan' Ibuki: [starts to catch up with Jet Jaguar] ...
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Alternate Versions

The German dub of the film infamously renamed Jet Jaguar to King Kong in an attempt to fool audiences, but it also contained other differences. Most importantly, Goro was changed from being Rokuro's much older brother to his father. And instead of contacting the aliens of M Space Hunter Nebula, the Seatopian people contact a certain "Alpha Base". See more »

Connections

Spin-off Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Gojira and Jaguar, Punch Punch Punch!
Music by Riichirô Manabe
Lyrics by Shinichi Sekizawa
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This movie is the goofiest Godzilla movie ever!!!
26 June 2014 | by lpklumpSee all my reviews

Godzilla vs. Megalon was one of the DUMBEST Toho movies in the 1970's. The way they did the monsters in this movie looked embarrassing like Jet Jaguar for an example. By the end of this film, the song called "Jet Jaguar" was worse than the whole soundtrack and it should not have been part of the movie. The fight scenes in this film were so silly. It didn't feel like they were fighting, they looked more like kids playing with each other in costumes. The human scenes were as bad as the monster scenes. Godzilla's face really looked like a monkey instead of a dinosaur face, like it should have. The story was horrible in many ways. This movie didn't really feel like a Godzilla movie at all.


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