History Film / GodzillaVsMegalon

27th Sep '16 8:44:06 PM SpaceHunterM
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* PlotHole: A minor one: Our heroes suddenly know Megalon's name despite never being informed of it. Averted in the dub, in which Megalon is only referred to as "the monster" by the surface dwellers.
12th Sep '16 7:44:07 PM SpaceHunterM
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle / MarketBasedTitle: For some reason, the Spanish translators decided to rename Godzilla and Jet Jaguar for this movie, and it was released in Spain as "Film/{{Gorgo}} y Franchise/{{Superman}} se citan en Tokio" [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext ("Gorgo and Superman meet in Tokyo")]]. Ironically, it and the French version haven't seen release on video.
** Germany got "Film/KingKong Dämonen aus dem Weltall", or "King Kong - Demons from Space", in which Jet Jaguar was renamed King Kong to most likely cash in on the previous theatrical success of ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' [[note]](which bared the subtitle "Frankenstein's Son" to cash in on the previous success of ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld...''[[/note]]. Of course, Masato Shimon's song remains intact despite this.
** Italy rechristened it as "Ai Confini Della Realtà", which happens to be the Italian title for ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''. France's "lost" dubbed version also changed the title, to ''Godzilla 1980''.
5th Sep '16 1:01:46 PM kyojikasshu
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** The footage of the "nuclear test" at the beginning is from the end of ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep''.

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** The footage of the "nuclear test" at the beginning is from the end of ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep''. Godzilla jumping into the ocean is also from the same film.
31st Jul '16 9:17:04 AM Chadius
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** The pin up girls on the back of the truck.
21st Jun '16 1:21:09 PM akih08
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot / StillBornFranchise: This was going to be a vehicle to cash in on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Needless to say, it didn't work. Which makes Godzilla's TeamUp appearance in ''Ultraman'' HilariousInHindsight.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot / StillBornFranchise: This was going to be a vehicle to cash in on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Needless to say, it didn't work. Which makes Godzilla's TeamUp appearance [[CanonImmigrant appearance]] in ''Ultraman'' HilariousInHindsight.
21st Jun '16 1:20:11 PM akih08
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot / StillBornFranchise: This was going to be a vehicle to cash in on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Needless to say, it didn't work. Which makes Godzilla's TeamUpEpisode appearance in ''Ultraman'' HillariousInHindsight.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot / StillBornFranchise: This was going to be a vehicle to cash in on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Needless to say, it didn't work. Which makes Godzilla's TeamUpEpisode TeamUp appearance in ''Ultraman'' HillariousInHindsight.HilariousInHindsight.
21st Jun '16 1:19:24 PM akih08
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot / StillBornFranchise: This was going to be a vehicle to cash in on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Needless to say, it didn't work.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot / StillBornFranchise: This was going to be a vehicle to cash in on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Needless to say, it didn't work. Which makes Godzilla's TeamUpEpisode appearance in ''Ultraman'' HillariousInHindsight.
20th Apr '16 12:49:01 PM Movienut376
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the climax of the ending fight, [[spoiler:Gigan flies off after taking a couple of shots of Godzilla's atomic breath, while Megalon, after getting double-teamed by Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, flees to one of Seatopia's underground doorways, which Seatopia detonates immediately after.]]
24th Mar '16 1:17:46 PM eroock
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->"''This is the film most baby-boomers saw in U.S. movie theaters and on TV. Fans had to rely on badly cropped VHS and DVD bootleg copies to enjoy the film thereafter.''"
-->-- Loving script from the back of the first U.S. DVD release.

'''''Godzilla vs. Megalon''''' (''Gojira tai Megaro'') was the 13th entry in the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} series. It was the first film in the series to have someone other than veteran suit performer Creator/HaruoNakajima in the role of Big G, with Shinji Takagi taking over the rubber suit. Interestingly enough, this wasn't going to be a Godzilla film. To cash in on the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Kyodai Hero]] craze, Toho held a contest in 1972 to make a tokusatsu hero that would appear in its own film. The winning entry was from an elementary student, who called his creation "Red Arone". Toho changed the name to Jet Jaguar, and he was set to star in ''Jet Jaguar vs. Megalon'', but, unfortunately, was found not to be able to carry the film. Tomoyuki Tanaka suggested adding Godzilla and Gigan to the film. In order to make up lost time, the film was shot in three weeks and, all in all, production time lasted six months. The film bombed at the Japanese box office, and Jet Jaguar didn't get the intended series.

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-->-- Loving script from the back of the first U.S. DVD release.

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vs. Megalon''''' Megalon'' (''Gojira tai Megaro'') was the 13th entry in the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} series. It was the first film in the series to have someone other than veteran suit performer Creator/HaruoNakajima in the role of Big G, with Shinji Takagi taking over the rubber suit. Interestingly enough, this wasn't going to be a Godzilla film. To cash in on the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Kyodai Hero]] craze, Toho held a contest in 1972 to make a tokusatsu hero that would appear in its own film. The winning entry was from an elementary student, who called his creation "Red Arone". Toho changed the name to Jet Jaguar, and he was set to star in ''Jet Jaguar vs. Megalon'', but, unfortunately, was found not to be able to carry the film. Tomoyuki Tanaka suggested adding Godzilla and Gigan to the film. In order to make up lost time, the film was shot in three weeks and, all in all, production time lasted six months. The film bombed at the Japanese box office, and Jet Jaguar didn't get the intended series.



* OpeningNarration: Ted Thomas' deadpan delivery of "In the first part of 1971, on a small island near the Aleutians..." in the English version is unforgettable and has become a bit of a meme to a few.

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: Ted Thomas' deadpan delivery of "In the first part of 1971, on a small island near the Aleutians..." in the English version is unforgettable and has become a bit of a meme to a few.
24th Jan '16 1:31:12 PM Kooshmeister
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* AntiVillain: The Seatopians, and by extension Megalon. Their bizarre decision to send Megalon to attack ''Japan'' for nuclear weapons testing (!) aside, you can't help but feel they're a ''little'' entitled to be ticked at the surface world routinely exploding nukes, threatening their underground civilization with constant earthquakes.
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