SON OF KAIJU DAY MARATHON: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

M Space Hunter Nebula is a dying planet whose inhabitants are giant cockroaches who have decided that Earth is the next planet that they will use up and move on to afterward. They take the shape of dead people to create a theme park called World Children’s Land and call upon the monsters King Ghidorah and Gigan to destroy the planet.

Godzilla movies will continually mess your mind up with their outlandish plots and I would not have it any other way.

A manga artist learns about the plan and somehow is able to contact Godzilla, who brings along his former enemy Anguirus to help. The army thinks that the monster just want. to destroy Tokyo, but with the aliens trying to take over, a change of heart has occurred.

The aliens may have a Godzilla Tower with a blue laser in it, but they don’t have atomic breath. The King of Monsters has completed his face turn and despite how boring they can be, humans can finally feel safe.

Toho did their own dub of this movie with one major change. There’s a scene where Godzilla and Anguirus speak to one another and use comic book word balloons. In the U.S. version, they actually speak, with Ted Thomas actually voicing Godzilla, who speaks perfect English. Cinema Shares International Distribution releasing it as Godzilla On Monster Island.

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