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Gojira Tai Hedora (1971)
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06.25.09

Gojira Tai Hedora (1971) By this time, Gojira, defender of the Earth, has become a national phenomenon, akin to the Loch Ness Monster, especially with children, ingrained into the Japanese conciousness. However, the Japanese people still don't realize that destroying the earth will summon the millennias-old protector. A young boy finds a dangerous monster that thrives on toxic waste that he names Hedora, a pun on the Japanese word for sludge, "hedoro." In his dreams, he wishes for Gojira to defeat Hedora and, hopefully, persuade people to stop polluting the earth. Gojira, coincidentally, fights the monster because of the destruction to the environment.

Movie Tagline:
Our environment is doomed!

Also Known As:
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster

Title: Gojira Tai Hedora
Release Date: February , 1972
Runtime: 96 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Music, Sci-Fi
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G

MPAA Rating: G

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and brief mild language.

Director(s):
yoshimitsu Banno

Cast:
Akira yamauchi ...Dr. yano
Toshie Kimura ...Toshie yano
Hiroyuki Kawase ...Ken yano
Keiko Mari ...Miki Fujiyama
Toshio Shiba ...yukio Keuchi
yukihiko Gondo ...Mean general
Eisaburo Komatsu ...Fisherman
Tadashi Okabe ...Scientist
Wataru Omae ...Helpless police officer
Susumu Okabe ...Interviewer
Haruo Nakajima ...Gojira
Kenpachiro Satsuma ...Hedora (as Kengo Nakayama)
Teruzo Okawa ...
Koji Uruki ...

Producer(s):
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Tomoyuki Tanaka

Writer(s):
yoshimitsu Banno
Takeshi Kimura

Composer(s):
Riichiro Manabe




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Kaese! Taiyō wo"
"Kaese! Taiyō wo"
"Hedora wo yattsukero!"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Our environment is doomed!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Yukio Keuchi: Oh, you like Godzilla? Ken Yano: Superman beats them all!
  • Dr. Yano: Do you know what a meteor is? Ken Yano: Sure, it's a falling star that falls to earth. Dr. Yano: Well, Hedorah (the Smog Monster) attached itself to one of those stars.
  • Dr. Yano: In each creature there's a weakness. Ken Yano: Hedorah's only sludge... he can be dried.
  • [Godzilla and Hedorah battle it out on top of Mount Fuji] Ken Yano: Get'em Godzilla!
  • Yukio Keuchi: There's no place else to go and pretty soon we'll all be dead, so forget it! Enjoy yourself! Let's sing and dance while we can! Come on, blow your mind!
Movie Trivia:
  • A sequel, set in Africa, was planned. However, G-series producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, who had been hospitalized during the film's production, was enraged by the film once he saw it, telling director Yoshimitsu Banno that he had ruined the Godzilla series. Tanaka immediately ordered the filming of a more conventional Godzilla movie (Chikyū kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan (1972)). Thus, the "Smog" sequel was never made.
  • This is the first film in the series since Mosura tai Gojira (1964) to have a strong social message attached to it.
  • This is the only movie in which Godzilla demonstrates his ability to fly by firing his atomic breath towards the ground and propelling himself backwards.
  • When Godzilla chases down Hedorah near the end of the film, the director originally shot two different scenes. One had Godzilla chasing Hedorah on foot, the other had Godzilla flying after him. The flying scene was the one used in the final cut of the film, because the director thought a comical scene was needed to lighten up an otherwise dark film.
  • This was the last Godzilla film to be released by American International Pictures (AIP) and dubbed by Titra Productions. The remaining Godzilla films from this decade were released by Downtown Distribution and/or Cinema Shares, and simply used edited versions of Toho's international English prints.
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Keywords:
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