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Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu

Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972) Movie Poster
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Japan  •    •  85m  •    •  Directed by: Toshihiro Iijima.  •  Starring: Hiroshi Inuzuka, Akiji Kobayashi.  •  Music by: Toru Fuyuki.
An inventor and his family try to raise funds to feed a giant monster named Daigoro so that he doesn't shrink. Meanwhile, a meteor lands into the sea bringing with it another giant monster named Goliath. Will Daigoro be able to stop Goliath?

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Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Image from: Kaijû Daifunsen: Daigorou tai Goriasu (1972)
Goliath is Tsuburaya's 10th anniversary film. Intended originally to be a Godzilla film, for unknown reasons the film was never done in this fashion. However Toho still distributed the film and Eiji Tsuburaya's protégé at Toho, Teruyoshi Nakano(or as he was credited at this time, Shokei Nakano) was retained as special effects director. The basic plot of the film is that an orphaned kaiju(Daigoro) is orphaned by a Self Defense Force attack on it's mom and raised by a human family until he becomes too big to manage. A new monster named Goliath pops up and rampages, duking it out with Daigoro.

The plot is extremely childish, however it's much more fun and watchable than any of the Showa Gamera films except the first two. The effects by Teruyoshi Nakano are the film's standout. Nakano does an excellent job on the film's miniatures and scenes where water effects are used.

Overall this is a recommended view for any fans of the 70s Godzilla films or the 60s Gamera films.


Review by darthsmythe1138 from the Internet Movie Database.