Godzilla vs. Megalon

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Overview

Japan's Toho Studios were clearly slumming for this crudely fashioned installment in the Godzilla franchise -- a clear indication that the series was running out of creative steam and lapsing into self-mockery. The threadbare plot involves the advanced subterranean nation of Seatopia, whose leaders plan to take over the surface world with the aid of their monster Megalon, a springy cockroach-monster with a power drill mounted on his head. To this end, they steal the robot Jet Jaguar, an Ultraman look-alike ...
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Overview

Japan's Toho Studios were clearly slumming for this crudely fashioned installment in the Godzilla franchise -- a clear indication that the series was running out of creative steam and lapsing into self-mockery. The threadbare plot involves the advanced subterranean nation of Seatopia, whose leaders plan to take over the surface world with the aid of their monster Megalon, a springy cockroach-monster with a power drill mounted on his head. To this end, they steal the robot Jet Jaguar, an Ultraman look-alike invented by the amiable Goro Katsuhiko Sasaki, to help guide Megalon's assault. Goro manages to regain control of the robot, who is capable of enlarging himself to Godzilla-like proportions, but remains ineffectual against the big bug, particularly after the Seatopians enlist the off-world aid of Gigan, the buzzsaw-sporting bird-beast. Goro sends Jet Jaguar to fetch Godzilla, who soon puts things right... more or less. Silly effects and recycled footage abound, coupled with some seriously nutty monster battles -- the highlight of which comes when the Green One executes a massive drop-kick on Megalon. The film got its U.S. premiere in 1977 in a drastically-cut version on prime-time television, which included a bumper segment featuring John Belushi in a Godzilla suit!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2012
  • UPC: 631595122282
  • Original Release: 1973
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  • Source: Tokyo Shock
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katsuhiko Sasaki
Hiroyuki Kawase
Yutaka Hayashi
Robert Dunham
Mori Mikita
Kenpachiro Satsuma Gaigan
Kotaro Tomita
Technical Credits
Jun Fukuda Director, Screenwriter
Yuzuru Aizawa Cinematographer
Riichiro Manabe Score Composer
Shinichi Sekizawa Screenwriter
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Godzilla vs. Megalon
1. Chapter 1 [8:27]
2. Chapter 2 [8:51]
3. Chapter 3 [7:14]
4. Chapter 4 [9:33]
5. Chapter 5 [9:47]
6. Chapter 6 [7:09]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
8. Chapter 8 [4:41]
9. Chapter 9 [5:03]
10. Chapter 10 [16:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Godzilla vs. Megalon
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      English 2.0
      Japanese 2.0
      Japanese 5.1
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