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Terror of Mechagodzilla
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Credits
Title: Terror of Mechagodzilla
Genres: Sci-fi
Directed by: Ishirô Honda
Written by: Yukiko Takayama
Produced by: Tomoyuki Tanaka
Henry G. Saperstein [1]
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Cinematography: Sokei Tomioka
Edited by: Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Production
Distributed by: Toho Company, Ltd.
Released: March 15th, 1975
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 79 min. [2]
89 min. [3]
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Gross: $970,000 (Japan) [4]
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Terror of Mechagodzilla is a Japanese feature film of the science fiction genre. It is classified as daikaiju tokusatsu, which was a popular form of storytelling involving giant monsters, elaborate miniatures and considerable special effects. It is the fifteenth installment in the Godzilla film series by Toho Company. It was directed by Ishirô Honda and written by Yukiko Takayama. It was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka and premiered in Japan on March 15th, 1975.

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Cast Edit

Actor Role
Katsuhiko Sasaki Biologist Akira Ichinose
Tomoko Ai Katsura Mafune
Akihiko Hirata Doctor Shinzo Mafune
Katsumasa Uchida Interpol agent Jiro Muraskoshi
Gorô Mutsumi Alien leader Mugal
Tadao Nakamaru Interpol Chief Tagawa
Shin Roppongi Yûichi Wakayama
Yasuko Agawa Yuri Yamamoto
Tôru Ibuki Tsuda
Kenji Sahara Defense force commander
Kotaro Tomita Professor Ôta
Ikio Sawamura Mafune's silent butler
Masaaki Daimon Submarine captain Kusakari
Yoshio Kirishima Alien henchman
Kazuo Suzuki Alien henchman
Masayoshi Kikuchi Alien henchman
Takuya Yuki Alien henchman
Jun Nishihara Alien henchman
Akinori Umezu Boy
Shizuko Azuma Old country lady
Toshihiko Furata Interpol worker
Takuzô Kumagai Defense Corps executive
Toru Kawai Godzilla
Ise Mori Mechagodzilla (II)
Katsumi Nimiamoto Titanosaurus
Yasuzô Ogawa Unknown
Hiraya Kamita Unknown
Masaichi H. Unknown
Saburô Kadowaki Unknown
Shigeo Katô Unknown
Kazuo Imagi Unknown
Kiyoshi Yoshida Unknown
Toshio Hosoi Unknown
H. Ishiya Unknown

Appearances Edit

Characters

Combatants

Locations

Items

Organizations

  • Japanese Air Self Defense Force

Miscellaneous

Notes Edit

  • Terror of Mechagodzilla was released in the United States in March, 1977, where it open to limited theatrical release.
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla is Ishirô Honda's forty-eighth feature film as a director. It is his twenty-fifth film in the science fiction and/or daikaiju genre. It is also his final film work as a director.
  • This is Yukiko Takayama's first film work as a screenwriter. It is also her only work in the science fiction genre.
  • This is Toru Kawai's first film role. It is also his only work playing the character of Godzilla.

Fun Facts Edit

  • Taglines for this film include, "Battle to save the Earth!", "From a black hole in space... they came to conquer Earth...!" and "Metal meets Monster".

Recommendations Edit

Giant monster films

Godzilla films

Other Kaiju

See also Edit

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. U.S. re-release only.
  2. Original Japanese version.
  3. American version, which included an prologue showing clips from previous films.
  4. Opening weekend admissions.
  5. IMDB; Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975); Release info.

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