Mekagojira No Gyakushu (1975)
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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 Mafuni joins the aliens, not even Godzilla will be able to defeat them. Mafuni 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, and may give Godzilla the fighting chance he needs to save the world!
Metal meets monster.
Also Known As:
Terror of Mechagodzilla
The Terror of Godzilla
Title: Mekagojira No Gyakushu
Release Date: March , 1977
Runtime: 83 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: G
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...Biologist Akira Ichinose
Tomoko Ai ...Katsura Mafune
Akihiko Hirata ...Dr. Shinzo Mafune
Katsumasa Uchida ...Interpol Agent Jiro Murakoshi
Goro Mutsumi ...Alien Leader Mugal
Tadao Nakamaru ...Interpol Chief Tagawa
Shin Roppongi ...yuichi Wakayama
Tomoe Mari ...yuri yamamoto
Toru Ibuki ...Tsuda (bearded alien)
Kenji Sahara ...Army Commander Segawa
Kotaro Tomita ...Professor Ota
Ikio Sawamura ...Mafune's Silent Butler
Masaaki Daimon ...Submarine Captain Kusakari
yoshio Kirishima ...Alien Henchman #2
Kazuo Suzuki ...Alien Henchman #1
Masayoshi Kikuchi ...Alien Henchman #3
Takuya yuki ...Alien Henchman #4
Jun Nishihara ...Alien Henchman #5
Akinori Umezu ...Boy # 1
Toru Kawai ...Gojira
Ise Mori ...Mekagojira 2
Katsumi Nimiamoto ...Chitanozaurusu
Toshihiko Furuta ...Interpol Worker
Shizuko Higashi ...Old Country Lady
Masaichi H. ...
Toshio Hosoi ...
Kazuo Imagi ...
H. Ishiya ...
Saburo Kadowaki ...
Hiraya Kamita ...
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Henry G. Saperstein
Mekagojira No Gyakushu Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Metal meets monster.
- Battle to save the earth!
- From a black hole in space...they came to conquer Earth...!
- Katsura Mafune: [points gun at Ichinose] Don't come any closer... Akira Ichinose: Katsura, you won't-- Katsura Mafune: I'm warning you, stay back!! Akira Ichinose: You can't do it. You wouldn't shoot me! Katsura Mafune: You're wrong. I'm not alive. I may look like a girl, but I'm not, I'm a cyborg! [Katsura is shot in the arm by Murakoshi]
Alien Leader Mugal: Forward, Titanosaurus, Mechagodzilla!! Destroy them utterly!!!
[Tsuda urgently enters Mugal's quarters with a salute; Mugal is strangely calm] Tsuda: Mafune has sent Titanosaurus out without our instructions! Alien Leader Mugal: I already know. Tsuda: I'll tell him to stop straight away, or he'll spoil our plans!! Alien Leader Mugal: Now, don't rush in! Tsuda: What? Alien Leader Mugal: [points to the Super Geiger Computer] Take a look at this. Tsuda: Oh, it is a Super Gieger! Alien Leader Mugal: [on the monitor, a white dot in the Southern Japan Sea heads for Tokyo] Who is Mechagodzilla's strongest enemy? Tsuda: Godzilla! Alien Leader Mugal: Quite right. Take a look... Godzilla's challenging, he wants to fight Titanosaurus. [pause] Alien Leader Mugal: All right, we'll let them fight. Titanosaurus will be killed, and Godzilla badly hurt. Then, Mechagodzilla will be alone. And then, we will march on Tokyo unopposed... then, we'll destroy it utterly!!! [both men laugh maniacally]
[Titanosaurus is attacking Tokyo, while two kids are eager to take a peek at the monster] Boy # 1: Don't go, don't go Ken, it's too dangerous! Boy # 2: All right, I'll go there by myself! Boy # 1: All right, I'll come, too. [Titanosaurus sees them; the boys panic and run away, as Titanosaurus chases them and prepares to trample them] Boy # 1, Boy # 2: [while panicking; calling for Godzilla] Help!!! Godzilla!!! Godzilla!!! [Godzilla pops up before the boys could be trampled]
Dr. Shinji Mafune: Wait till I really let Titanosaurus loose! Katsura Mafune: But why, Father? This is it... we'll hand over the Earth to the spacemen. Surely you don't mean... you'd release the disaster monsters again? Like King Ghidorah, mighty Radon, and terrible Manda? [stock footage of said monsters briefly appear around her in a montage] Katsura Mafune: Titanosaurus is going to join the rest of the killers!? Dr. Shinji Mafune: Katsura, I'm not doing this for the spacemen! I don't have to take their orders! Mechagodzilla is just a machine. He's no match for Titanosaurus! Titanosaurus has brains, he's alive! I want to show them what he can really do! [pause] Dr. Shinji Mafune: I'll teach those humans for failing to recognize me... they mocked me, but now, they're going to eat their words! [Mafune settles onto the control console] Dr. Shinji Mafune: Go! Titanosaurus!
- Titanosaurus (Chitanosaurusu) was originally supposed to be two smaller creatures called the Titans, which would fuse together into the giant monster as seen on the screen.
This, the 15th Godzilla film, was the last one in the original series (and the last for nine years) because of the oil shock (energy crisis) of the 1970s, which had affected both film and TV productions. After almost a decade of failed film proposals by T˘h˘ to revive the character, the next film, Gojira (1984), was the first of a new series of films (called the Versus Series in Japan, or, alternatively, the Heisei Series), which returned Godzilla to his destructive roots.
This is not only the last Godzilla film directed by Ishir˘ Honda, it also marks the last time Godzilla is portrayed as a hero until Gojira: Fainaru u˘zu (2004).
This was Akihiko Hirata's final appearance in the series. However, he was scheduled to appear in first film in the Versus/Heisei series, but died from cancer just before production began.
The original U.S. release was quite faithful to the original Japanese version. Broadcasters requested that the film be edited due to scenes involving the suicide of a character. This was at a time when there were a rash of teen suicides in the United States. Broadcasters began requesting that story elements involving suicide be removed from motion pictures, television programs and even cartoons.
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