Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Family


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A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.


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15 February 2001 | Sterno-2
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| Rubber monsters -- attack!
50 Are you an out-of-work cartoonist looking for a way to keep the repo man from your door? Is your martial arts instructor girlfriend hassling you to find work? Just be careful where you get a job; you may end up working for alien cockroaches bent on destroying earth!

Said cockroaches inhabit human bodies and are building a children's theme park "to promote peace". (Please let these bozos be connected with Marian Wright Edelman!) They have reel-to-reel tapes that attract and control Gigan and King Ghidra from space, and manage to annoy Godzilla at the same time. (Rather than construct such an elaborate tape, they could've just used a Jennifer Lopez tape...much cheaper, I'd imagine.)

Godzilla has a little monster friend who can't walk upright (bad job there, Toho) but does manage to hold his own nonetheless. Gigan is *very* cool. He has a head like a Cylon from "Battlestar Galactica" and hooks instead of paws. Plus, he has a circular saw in his chest. This is a useful appendage, let me tell you!

Admittedly, Godzilla vs. Gigan does repeat an anti-pollution message. However, it takes the story in a different direction in that rather than having a Smog Monster being born from our own foibles, alien cockroaches leave a planet where pollution had caused dire consequences to one that is on the verge of doing so in order to use it to their advantage. Sadly, Godzilla was taking a whale of a beating before the climax. Conversely, the Japanese army did manage to beat back Godzilla's little friend. That's gotta be the first time that the army beat a monster.

Sterno says run, don't walk to Godzilla vs. Gigan.

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Trivia

The original script for this film was entitled "King Ghidorah's Great Counterattack" (Kingu Gidora no Daigyakushû), 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 Uchû Kaijû: Chikyû Bôei 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 Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), and Majin Tuol was reworked into King Shisar in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974).


Quotes

Gojira: Hey Anguirus!
Angirasu: What do you want?
Gojira: Something funny going on, you better check!
Angirasu: Okay.
Gojira: Hurry up!


Goofs

When circling above the Godzilla tower, King Ghidorah and Gigan appear much, much smaller than when they're on the ground.


Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of the Japanese version, colorful lasers shoot from different directions, and pop up into strips within which each credit appears in white text. In the English versions, only the sound FX of the lasers are heard (standard text credits were used).


Alternate Versions

For the scenes of Godzilla and Angilas talking to each other, word balloons are used in the Japanese version, but Toho's international English version (used for Cinema Shares' edited US print titled "Godzilla on Monster Island"), uses actual English dialogue.


Soundtracks

Yuke! Yuke! Gojira
("Go, Go, Godzilla!")
Music by
Hiroaki Hagiwara
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Sekizawa
Performed by Susumu Ishikawa

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Action | Adventure | Family | Horror | Sci-Fi

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