Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.
This is the first film where Godzilla uses the standard blue atomic breath, the coloration alluding to the Cherenkov radiation generated in nuclear reactors. It replaces the Incandescent Light from the previous films, a white radioactive vapor that alluded to the flash of light from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
During the scenes were Godzilla destroys the train, shots of Godzilla walking towards the train are reused several times, making it look like Godzilla walks to the train, smashes it, then starts walking toward the train all over again.
In the credits for the U.S. version, actor Kenji Sahara is listed as "Keji Sahaka."
In the original version, King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), the reason that Kong was not allowed to enter Japan was due to his being considered smuggled goods. However, in the American version the reason he was not allowed to enter was because it was felt that having him and Godzilla in Japan at the same time was too dangerous.