Terror of Mechagodzilla

Terror of Mechagodzilla


メカゴジラの逆襲
Mekagojira No Gyakushū
Counterattack of Mechagodzilla
Also known as The Terror of Godzilla
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Yukiko Takayama
Photography Motoyoshi Tomioka
Art Yoshifumi Honda
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Assistant Director Kensho Yamashita
Editor Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date March 15, 1975
Runtime 83 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster (1974)
Followed by The Return of Godzilla (1984)

メカゴジラの逆襲
Mekagojira No Gyakushū
Counterattack of Mechagodzilla

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Yukiko Takayama
Photography Motoyoshi Tomioka
Art Yoshifumi Honda
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Assistant Director Kensho Yamashita
Editor Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Also known as The Terror of Godzilla
Production Companies Toho
Release Date March 15, 1975
Runtime 83 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster (1974)
Followed by The Return of Godzilla (1984)

A research vessel sent to recover the remains of Mechagodzilla is attacked by a mysterious creature. Interpol’s investigations lead them to suspect that a previously unknown dinosaur may be the culprit. The dinosaur, Titanosaurus, was discovered by Dr. Mafune many years ago. At the time, Mafune was ostracized by the scientific community for his claims, but it now seems that his assertions regarding Titanosaurus have been vindicated. Ichinose, a biologist, is sent by Interpol to contact Mafune, but is told that he has passed away. In fact, Mafune is alive and well and controlling Titanosaurus from his laboratory. Mafune’s daughter, Katsura, was electrocuted in a lab accident, but his benefactors, revealed to be aliens, arrived and resurrected her as a cyborg. In return, the aliens desire Mafune to pair Titanosaurus with the restored Mechagodzilla to resume their conquest of Earth.

Ichinose meets Katsura and becomes fond of her. He lets slip that Interpol has discovered a supersonic weapon that can incapacitate Titanosaurus. Hearing this, Mafune dispatches Katsura to destroy the weapon while he sends the monster to the mainland. Godzilla appears and fends off Titanosaurus, while Katsura is badly injured in her escape. The aliens repair Katsura, making her even less human than before. Mafune begins to regret his alliance with the aliens.

Ichinose pines after Katsura and visits the Mafune house, where he is captured by the aliens. He watches as Katsura commands both Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus, using control units installed in her body. Godzilla is nearly overwhelmed by their combined might. Interpol breaks into Mafune’s lab and frees Ichinose. Katsura, realizing her predicament, shoots herself, disabling Mechagodzilla. Godzilla destroys the robot while the supersonic weapon drives Titanosaurus back into the sea.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
高山由紀子
Yukiko Takayama
撮影
Photography
富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
美術
Art
本多好文
Yoshifumi Honda
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
高島利雄
Toshio Takashima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
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
監督助手
Assistant Director
山下賢章
Kensho Yamashita
編集
Editor
黒岩義民
Yoshitami Kuroiwa
スチール
Stills
田中一清
Kazukiyo Tanaka
協力製作
Cooperative Production
所健二
Kenji Tokoro
製作担当者
Production Manager
篠田啓助
Keisuke Shinoda
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
特殊技術
Special Effects

美術
Art
青木利郎
Toshiro Aoki

小村完
Kan Komura
合成
Synthesis
三瓶一信
Kazunobu Sanpei
監督助手
Assistant Director
田淵吉男
Yoshio Tabuchi
光学撮影
Optical Photography
真野田嘉一
Kaichi Manoda
光学作画
Optical Illustrations
石井義雄
Yoshio Ishii
操演
Physical Effects
松本光司
Koji Matsumoto
特殊効果
Sound Effects
渡辺忠昭
Tadaaki Watanabe
出演者
Performers


佐々木勝彦
Katsuhiko Sasaki

藍とも子(新人)
Tomoko Ai (Newcomer)

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

中丸忠雄
Tadao Nakamaru

睦五郎
Goro Mutsumi

大門正明
Masaaki Daimon

内田勝正
Katsumasa Uchida

麻里とも恵
Yasuko Ogawa

伊吹徹
Toru Ibuki

六本木真
Masato Roppongi

富田浩太郎
Kotaro Tomita

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara
 
小川安三
Yasuzo Ogawa

守田比呂也
Hiroya Morita

鈴木和夫
Kazuo Suzuki

山田太郎
Taro Yamada

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

鈴木治夫
Haruo Suzuki

門脇三郎
Saburo Kadowaki

加藤茂雄
Shigeo Kato

今井和雄
Kazuo Imai

吉田静司
Seiji Yoshida

細井利雄
Toshio Hosoi

桐島好夫
Yoshio Kirishima

菊地正孝
Masataka Kikuchi

石矢博
Hiroshi Ishi

東静子
Shizuko Azuma
ゴジラ
Godzilla
河合徹
Toru Kawai
メカゴジラ
Mechagodzilla
森一成
Kazunari Mori
チタノザウルス
Titanosaurus
二家本辰巳
Tatsumi Nikamoto
特技監督
Special Effects Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda