Ishiro Honda

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Terror of Mechagodzilla

In Godzilla’s last gasp of the Showa era, aliens retrieve Mechagodzilla’s remains and rebuild it with the aid of an unhinged biologist (a scenery-chewing Akihiko Hirata), in hopes of defeating Godzilla for possession of planet Earth. This film marked the return of director Ishiro Honda, who had retired years earlier, disheartened by the increasingly kid-friendly approach of the series. For this final entry, Honda steers the King of the Monsters back into grim territory, interweaving an alien-invasion plot with a tale of tragic romance.

New cover illustration by Chris Wisnia

Film Info

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Collector's Set

Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Blu-Ray Box Set

8 Discs

$179.96

Terror of Mechagodzilla
Cast
Katsuhiko Sasaki
Akira Ichinose
Tomoko Ai
Katsura Mafune
Akihiko Hirata
Dr. Shinzo Mafune
Tadao Nakamaru
Interpol Chief Tagawa
Goro Mutsumi
Mugar
Katsumasa Uchida
Jiro Murakoshi
Toru Ibuki
Tsuda
Ikio Sawamura
Dr. Mafune’s servant
Masaaki Daimon
Kusakari
Credits
Director
Ishiro Honda
Producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay
Yukiko Takayama
Director of photography
Mototaka Tomioka
Art director
Yoshifumi Honda
Music
Akira Ifukube
Editor
Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Special-effects director
Teruyoshi Nakano
Special-effects art director
Toshiro Aoki
Special-effects art director
Kan Komura
Special-effects assistant director
Yoshio Tabuchi