Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

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This movie is pure KINO! Best Showa G film since ‘64. Godzilla is badass, MG is badass, Titanosaurus is there, Katsura, her love interest, Dr Mafune and Mugal are all amazing!
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Oh boy I remember this first film I ever seen of the G-man
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My biggest dislike regarding Terror has always been how it 'downplays' MG's actual on-screen ferocity. Sure, the Tokyo destruction is glorious but the second MG goes up against Godzilla in 1 vs 1 his barrage does nothing and he gets his head twisted off again.

I realise it boils more down to the Simian's plan of "let Titanosaurus wreck Godzilla then kill them both" and MG /still/ would have won given the head laser, it just bothers me a little.

Still a fantastic movie though.
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Voyager wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:31 pm This movie is pure KINO! Best Showa G film since ‘64. Godzilla is badass, MG is badass, Titanosaurus is there, Katsura, her love interest, Dr Mafune and Mugal are all amazing!
Eh...I wouldn’t really say it’s the best since 64, but everything else is spot on
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Jermobooka wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:39 am
Voyager wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:31 pm This movie is pure KINO! Best Showa G film since ‘64. Godzilla is badass, MG is badass, Titanosaurus is there, Katsura, her love interest, Dr Mafune and Mugal are all amazing!
Eh...I wouldn’t really say it’s the best since 64, but everything else is spot on
What Godzilla film, may I ask, would you call better between 75 and 64? If it’s Monster Zero, that’s fair.
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Voyager wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:38 pm What Godzilla film, may I ask, would you call better between 75 and 64? If it’s Monster Zero—
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I do find Terror to be better though. It’s just that it’s not the absolute best since 64
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Jermobooka wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:39 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:38 pm What Godzilla film, may I ask, would you call better between 75 and 64? If it’s Monster Zero—
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I do find Terror to be better though. It’s just that it’s not the absolute best since 64
Best Showa Film since 1964? That is what I meant originally.
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Personally I prefer the first Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla over Terror of Mechagodzilla. If we are talking personal "best" Showa films.
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This movie goes in my top 5 Showa G films, with Monster Zero, Hedorah, Mothra vs G and ofc, Godzilla.
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Voyager wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:38 pm
Jermobooka wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:39 am
Voyager wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:31 pm This movie is pure KINO! Best Showa G film since ‘64. Godzilla is badass, MG is badass, Titanosaurus is there, Katsura, her love interest, Dr Mafune and Mugal are all amazing!
Eh...I wouldn’t really say it’s the best since 64, but everything else is spot on
What Godzilla film, may I ask, would you call better between 75 and 64? If it’s Monster Zero, that’s fair.
While I absolutely love Terror of Mechagodzilla - its tone and atmosphere appeal to me enormously - and would certainly count it among the best films in the franchise, I would say that, by most "objective"/critical standards, Son of Godzilla is a better film. It's got a better pace, a stronger ensemble, and is more consistent in terms of the quality of its effects and its cinematography and editing.
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Voyager wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:38 pm
Jermobooka wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:39 am
Voyager wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:31 pm This movie is pure KINO! Best Showa G film since ‘64. Godzilla is badass, MG is badass, Titanosaurus is there, Katsura, her love interest, Dr Mafune and Mugal are all amazing!
Eh...I wouldn’t really say it’s the best since 64, but everything else is spot on
What Godzilla film, may I ask, would you call better between 75 and 64? If it’s Monster Zero, that’s fair.
Monster Zero, but also Son of Godzilla and Godzilla vs Hedorah, in my personal opinion.

Son of Godzilla is a great adventure/family film with a good heart and strong characters, and Godzilla vs Hedorah, while admittedly not for everyone, displays such interesting craftsmanship that I can't help but love it even more with each rewatch.
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The nice thing about Terror of Mechagodzilla is how well it compliments Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. With Criterion putting the two on one disc they've become my favorite juicy double feature.
I'd say Terror probably has the smoothest use of stock footage in the '70s. The score is some choice Ifukube, probably the only way you could follow Sato's score from the previous film.
Also, it warms my heart to see Son of Godzilla get the love it's getting! I think the only reason it's not generally ranked higher is because of how goofy the Godzilla suit looks.
Speaking of which, Terror's Godzilla is my favorite "cute" Godzilla. Still got some big eyes but he looks PISSED off the whole movie.
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Major sssspielberg! wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:25 am Speaking of which, Terror's Godzilla is my favorite "cute" Godzilla. Still got some big eyes but he looks PISSED off the whole movie.
Yeah, I love the way that the adjustments made to MegaroGoji's face over the course of Megalon/Mechagodzilla/Terror make Goji look meaner and meaner, accompanying each movie's tone.
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I know I brought up Godzilla's entrance in this movie before, but I really do think that sequence alone cemented that particular melody will all know as THE theme of Godzilla.

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LegendZilla wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:14 pm I know I brought up Godzilla's entrance in this movie before, but I really do think that sequence alone cemented that particular melody will all know as THE theme of Godzilla.
...you know, you're right.

I haven't thought about it before but that really is the first time it became THE theme for Godzilla and it was only used like that since.

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