Chikyu Kogeki Meirei: Gojira Tai Gaigan (1972)
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Aliens from space plan to conquer the world using space monsters Gigan and King Ghidrah, which they control from their secret headquarters inside the head of the Godzilla-replica building at a theme park. The only thing that can stop them is the combined efforts of Godzilla and Anguirus.
Space Monsters War With Godzilla For The Earth!
Title: Chikyu Kogeki Meirei: Gojira Tai Gaigan
Release Date: August , 1977
Runtime: 89 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.0
Buried.com Rating: 6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and some language.
Hiroshi Ishikawa ...Gengo Kotaka
yuriko Hishimi ...Tomoko Tomoe
Minoru Takashima ...Shosaku Takasugi
Tomoko Umeda ...Machiko Shima
Toshiaki Nishizawa ...Kubota, Head of Children's Land
Zan Fujita ...Fumio Sudo
Kunio Murai ...Takashi Shima
Gen Shimizu ...Commander of Defense Forces
Kurayoshi Nakamura ...Priest (as Zeko Nakamura)
Kuniko Ashihara ...Middle-Aged Woman
Akio Murata ...Editor of Comics Magazine
Noritake Saito ...Henchman
yasuhiko Saijo ...Henchman
Naoya Kusakawa ...Henchman
Wataru Omae ...Henchman
Haruo Nakajima ...Gojira
Kenpachiro Satsuma ...Gaigan (as Kengo Nakayama)
Koetsu Omiya ...Angirasu
Kanta Ina ...Kingugidora
"Yuke! Yuke! Gojira"
More Movie Taglines:
- Space Monsters War With Godzilla For The Earth!
- Alien Monsters Threaten to Destroy Mankind!
- Priest: Children's Land? Is that some sort of a fancy name for a lunatic asylum?
Tomoko Tomoe: [after giving Gengo a new job location] Now what's the matter? Gengo Kotaka: [mutters] You're hard, bitch. Tomoko Tomoe: What was that? Can you please say that again? Gengo Kotaka: Oh no I won't. Not with you being a black belt in karate.
Gengo Kotaka: Oh, cigarettes? Kubota, Head of Children's Land: They're for you. [grins]
Gojira: Hey Anguirus! Angirasu: What do you want? Gojira: Something funny going on, you better check! Angirasu: Okay. Gojira: Hurry up!
- The original script for this film was entitled "King Ghidorah's Great Counterattack" (Kingu Gidora no Daigyakushū), which featured Godzilla, Rodan and Varan fighting Ghidorah, Gigan, and a new monster named Mogu. It was then reworked into the more appealing "Godzilla Vs. The Space Monsters: The Earth Defense Command" (Gojira tai Uchū Kaijū: Chikyū Bōei Meirei). The script pitted Godzilla, Angilas, and Majin Tuol (a giant stone idol, similar to Daimajin) against King Ghidorah, Gigan, and Megalon, all three recruited by an evil alien brain called Miko. This second script was ultimately reworked into the film it is today. The Godzilla Tower, originally from the script, was part of a world fair amusement park, and was not made for an evil purpose like in the final film (in one scene, Gigan actually mistook it for the real Godzilla!). Megalon finally made his debut in Gojira tai Megaro (1973), and Majin Tuol was reworked into King Shisar in Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974).
This was the final appearance for King Ghidorah in a Showa era film. He later would return with a different look in _Gojira VS Kingugidora (1991)_.
As a cost-saving measure, stock footage from _San daikaijū: Chikyu saidai no kessen (1964)_, Kaijū daisenso (1965), Kaijū sōshingeki (1968) and other films were incorporated into the film (these films feature scenes of Godzilla, King Ghidorah and Angilas). Also the entire score of the film was composed of a re-used Akira Ifukube scores from numerous Toho Sci-Fi pieces.
This was the first film in which Godzilla actually drew blood. It first happens during the big battle later in the film when Gigan flies over past Godzilla and swipes his shoulder, and later, when Gigan repeatedly strikes a severely weakened Godzilla in his forehead.
This was Haruo Nakajima's final role as Godzilla before retiring from the role.
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