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Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1977)

Hiroshi Ishikawa , Yuriko Hishimi , Jun Fukuda  |  PG |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima, Tomoko Umeda, Toshiaki Nishizawa
  • Directors: Jun Fukuda
  • Writers: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Takeshi Kimura
  • Producers: Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002V7OEC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,822 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Godzilla Vs. Gigan" on IMDb

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Known to Stateside moviegoers as Godzilla on Monster Island, this slight but fun 1972 entry in the Godzilla franchise pits the King of the Monsters and four-legged cohort Angilas against aliens bent on world domination, as well as their old nemesis, the space dragon King Ghidorah, and a new creature, the birdlike cyborg Gigan. Diehard G-fans may be disappointed by the film's kid-friendly tone (a shift in direction signaled several years earlier by Godzilla's Revenge) and its overreliance on stock footage from other Godzilla films to depict the monsters' orgy of destruction, as well as an unfortunate decision to make Godzilla "talk"; however, children (Gigan's real audience) will undoubtedly enjoy the frantic action. Parents should know that there are two brief moments of blood-letting (Godzilla and Angilas both suffer wounds from a buzzsaw that juts from Gigan's torso), but otherwise, the film is free of objectionable material. --Paul Gaita

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Imagine the fun at the new, high-tech, Tokyo amusement park with its gargantuan make-believe monsters and mechanized rides. But this pastoral playground is nothing more than a staging ground for destruction as a strange group of orange-uniformed "men" unleash a force of devastation the likes of which has never been known. They call their insatiable monster robot Gigan , built specifically to destroy Godzilla(r). But there's more. To assist Gigan , they enlist the help of King Ghidorah , the infamous three-headed flying hydra. The forces Godzilla(r) to recruit his former foe, the stegosaurus-like Anguirus , in what turns out to be the most radical monster tag-team match-up of all time.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hippies, stock footage and a talking Godzilla! July 12, 2005
Format:DVD
Any long running series has its ups and downs, and in a series as long-running as Godzilla those downs can be pretty low. This one isn't bottom of the barrel, but you can definitely see it from there.

"Godzilla vs. Gigan" ("Chikyű kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan" or "Earth Assault Order: Godzilla vs. Gigan ") is the 12th film in the Showa series, at a time when Godzilla had turned from a rampaging beast of fear and destruction into a kid-friendly beastie cheered by the citizens of Japan. Due to the hard times of the 70's Japanese film, the budget is tiny, and there is a heavy reliance on stock footage taken from previous Godzilla films.

The plot is somewhat oddball, with developers attempting to build Godzilla-land, a theme park built around Godzilla. Of course, the developers are secretly cockroach-aliens, and when a hippie and a failed cartoonist get wind of their plan, quickly summon the terrors of King Ghidra and Gigan to Earth to help in their nefarious plan. Godzilla and his stocky pal Angirasu are on hand to stop them.

Of course, the worst and most bizarre aspect of "Godzilla vs. Gigan" is the chatty Godzilla, as he and Angirasu exchange a few well-timed quips. This isn't so bad in the original Japanese, where the audio is growling sounds and the dialog appears as word-balloons, but in the English dub there is an actual Godzilla voice. A horrible decision on someones part.

However, unforgivable cheesyness aside, Gigan is a decent foe for the Big G, with his buzz-saw belly and sharp claws. He and King Ghidra make a nice tag-team pair, easily trouncing Godzilla and Angirasu to within an inch of their lives. Godzilla isn't quite so mighty here, and he seems to have forgotten how to breath his atomic fire, until the last possible moment.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Release So Far October 20, 2004
Format:DVD
Presented in widescreen this release blows away all the past VHS ones from Starmaker, Anchor Bay, etc. Sony seems to have doen some work on the title screen and other credits, and the Japanese word balloons are lacking from the kaiju "speaking" scenes. Nonetheless, this is an excellent release of a great film.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Godzilla talks in this movie. I don't know who came up with this idea or why, nor do I know why his voice is made to sound like a Billy Crystal impersonation of an old Jewish man. Thankfully, Godzilla is a monster of few words; he and Anguiras speak only a couple of times in the movie. As for the plot, it is your typical inane Godzilla story--aliens have begun building a Children's Land Amusement Park, centered around a giant Godzilla replica; claiming to be seeking world peace, they are actually plotting to take over the earth. An out-of-work cartoonist, whose comics feature such horrible monsters as the Monster of Homework and the Monster of Overbearing Mothers, manages to stumble across the group's evil plans. Working with such allies as a black belt lady not immune to fainting and a Japanese Jerry Garcia lookalike, he sets about foiling the plans of the bad guys. The aliens send for King Ghidorah and Gigan from their home world in the Hunter Nebula. The alien monsters begin laying waste to Tokyo, but finally Godzilla and his sidekick Anguiras arrive to fight. Godzilla had apparently become lazy and neglected his normal training regimen because he is far from all-powerful when the melee begins. Not only is he abused by Ghidorah and Gigan, but he walks right into an alien trap. Anguiras, who really has little offensive capabilities, gives a gritty performance, even taking on King Ghidorah monster-a-monster at one point. At points in this battle, though, it is anyone's fight.
The special effects here are not that special, but that's okay with me. Many of the scenes of destruction make obvious use of model cars, buildings, tanks with toy soldiers, etc.. Godzilla' costume does indeed look pretty ragged, barely holding up through the end of the fight.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Flick! <-----What you going to do about it? February 8, 2003
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Format:VHS Tape
I LOVE this flick! I know even most real big G Fans say this is a disgrace so the whole Godzilla saga - but folks, i LOVE this film and i AM a real big G fan (some say obsessed). This is the first Godzilla film i have ever seen, It features Godzilla (of course, any film with him is great), Angirius (my favorite of Godzilla's allies) and !Gigan! (My favorite Godzilla villian - with Mecha-Godzilla). So what if there is so much stock footage (I was bewildered why i saw Larva Mothra just laying around while Godzilla and Ghidrah were dukin' it out before i knew what stock footage was) and who cares if the invaders arent the best actors - the action between Gigan, Godzilla, Angirus and Ghidrah is AWEOSOME! Why wouldent you like this flick - O.K Godzilla vs Gigan haters look at this -
Godzilla ----GOOD
Gigan -----GOOD
Ghidrah ---GOOD
Angirus ---GOOD
Hot Japaneese Chick that kicks cockraoch buttocks ----GOOD
Japaneese Hippie that threatens people with corn ---GOOD
Gigan kicks major Tokyo butt ---Good
GODZILLA AND ANGIRUS WIN ----GOOD
Have a made my point yet?
All in All, i am sure obsessed G fans will like this one, and people who are starting to get into the whole godzilla legacy, but thoose narrow minded people who only want TOP NOTCH EFFECTS, Brando ACTING and that $hit - stay away at all costs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS VERSION
I've wanted to see this movie since I was 6 years old, and just yesterday, a week after my 20th birthday, I did. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Micah
3.0 out of 5 stars GODZILLA vs GIGAN. Same movie as put out before ...
GODZILLA vs GIGAN. Same movie as put out before, just different packaging. They'll do this before they put it out on BLU RAY. Mono audio, no special features to jump about. Read more
Published 6 days ago by DENNIS LOPEZ
2.0 out of 5 stars what evs
this movie starts to slow down in the godzilla series. ghidorah and godzilla look stupid gigan looks pretty dessent. ghidorah and gigan dont die they retreet. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Brian P. Foley
5.0 out of 5 stars Monster Fun
Great DVD! I'm glad it had both the English and Japanese versions.
Published 15 days ago by PJ Appleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It 's a good classic I enjoyed it
Published 24 days ago by Havert minor
3.0 out of 5 stars not much godzilla
Another okay godzilla, godzilla was not in it long and he was goofy,but the human characters were entertaining.
Published 25 days ago by jman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good movie 1
Published 29 days ago by Mr.Miyagi54
4.0 out of 5 stars Great crisp image and sound on the DVD
Great crisp image and sound on the DVD. This DVD contains the English and Japanese audio tracks. The only special feature is the movie trailer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by william purcell
3.0 out of 5 stars A Great Bad Movie!
This one gets laughed at a lot by fans and critics alike. Definitely not the best of the series, but it's still fun to watch. Think of it as so bad it's great.
Published 1 month ago by Seth Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was good. And it was good. It was also really good. It was the goodest I've seen in a long time.
Published 1 month ago by Gerard A Estrella
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