Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster

Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster


ゴジラ対メカゴジラ
Gojira Tai Mekagojira
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Also known as Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster,
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Director Jun Fukuda
Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shinichi Sekizawa
Masami Fukushima
Screenplay Hiroyasu Yamamura
Jun Fukuda
Photography Yuzuru Aizawa
Art Kazuo Satsuya
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Masakuni Morimoto
Music Masaru Sato
Editor Michiko Ikeda
Production Companies Toho
Release Date March 21, 1974
Runtime 84 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Followed by Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

ゴジラ対メカゴジラ
Gojira Tai Mekagojira
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Director Jun Fukuda
Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shinichi Sekizawa
Masami Fukushima
Screenplay Hiroyasu Yamamura
Jun Fukuda
Photography Yuzuru Aizawa
Art Kazuo Satsuya
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Masakuni Morimoto
Music Masaru Sato
Editor Michiko Ikeda
Also known as Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster,
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Production Companies Toho
Release Date March 21, 1974
Runtime 84 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Followed by Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Keisuke, a construction worker, and Masahiko, his brother, visit Okinawa. Masahiko discovers a strange piece of metal while exploring Gyokusen Cave. Keisuke, meanwhile, uncovers a buried shrine to King Caesar, a local deity. Saeko, an archaeologist, recovers a detailed statue from the shrine. Keisuke defends Saeko from a mysterious assailant who tries to steal the statue. Masahiko learns that the piece of metal he found is called space titanium, and does not originate from Earth.

Godzilla appears in the countryside and battles his erstwhile friend, Anguirus. After the battle large chunks of space titanium are left behind, apparently from Godzilla. A second Godzilla arrives and exposes the first one as a fake. The first Godzilla sheds its disguise and reveals itself to be a robotic duplicate, Mechagodzilla. Godzilla and Mechagodzilla’s battle ends in a draw. Mechagodzilla is recovered by its extraterrestrial creators and repaired.

Keisuke and Saeko learn that the statue is key to summoning King Caesar. Following the directions of an ancient prophecy, they unseal the cave where King Caesar sleeps and awaken him. The aliens dispatch Mechagodzilla to fight King Caesar. Godzilla arrives and sides with Caesar. Godzilla uses a new ability to magnetize himself and trap Mechagodzilla, allowing him to destroy the robot by tearing its head off. Masahiko teams with Interpol agents to destroy the aliens’ HQ. King Caesar returns to its hibernation, and the statue is placed in the care of the Azumi royal family on Okinawa.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa

福島正実
Masami Fukushima
脚本
Screenplay
山浦弘靖
Hiroyasu Yamamura

福田純
Jun Fukuda
撮影
Photography
逢沢譲
Yuzuru Aizawa
美術
Art
薩谷和夫
Kazuo Satsuya
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
森本正邦
Masakuni Morimoto
音楽
Music
佐藤勝
Masaru Sato
主題歌
Theme Song
東宝レコード
Toho Records
「ミヤラビの祈り」
"Miyarabi's Prayer"

作詞
Lyrics
福田純
Jun Fukuda
作曲
Composition
佐藤勝
Masaru Sato

Performer
ベルベラ・リーン
Barbara Lin
監督助手
Assistant Director
西川常三郎
Tsunesaburo Nishikawa
編集
Editor
池田美千子
Michiko Ikeda
スチール
Stills
田中一清
Kazukiyo Tanaka
整音
Dubbing
東宝録音センター
Toho Sound Center
効果
Effects
東宝効果集団
Toho Effects Group
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
篠田啓助
Keisuke Shinoda
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka

山本武
Takeshi Yamamoto
美術
Art
青木利郎
Toshiro Aoki

小村完
Kan Komura
合成
Synthesis
三瓶一信
Kazunobu Sanbe
光学撮影
Optical Photography
宮西武史
Takeshi Miyanishi
光学作画
Optical Illustrations
川名正
Tadashi Kawana
操演
Physical Effects
小川昭二
Shoji Ogawa
協力
Cooperation
日本高速フェリー
Japan Fast Ferry

全日空
All Nippon Airways

沖縄玉泉洞
Okinawa Gyokusendo

照国郵船
Yusen Terukoni
出演者
Performers


大門正明
Masaaki Daimon

青山一也
Kazuya Aoyama

田島令子
Reiko Tajima

ベルベラ・リーン
Barbara Lin

松下ひろみ
Hiromi Matsushita

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

小泉博
Hiroshi Koizumi

睦五郎
Goro Mutsumi

岸田森
Shin Kishida

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

草野大悟
Daigo Kusano

鳥居功靖
Isao Torii

小川安三
Yasuzo Ogawa

今福正雄
Masao Imafuku

渡辺高光
Takamitsu Watanabe

遠矢孝信
Takanobu Toya

鹿島信哉
Shinya Kashima

柳沢優一
Yuichi Yanagisawa

北川陽一郎
Yoichiro Kitagawa
キングシーサー
King Caesar
久須美護
Kinichi Kusumi
ゴジラ
Godzilla
図師勲
Isao Zushi
メカゴジラ
Mechagodzilla
森一成
Kazunari Mori
特技監督
Special Effects Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
監督
Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda