Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby SuperPawnageGigan » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:28 am

Titanosaurus is not a bad guy. He was living in peace underwater until the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens mind control and mind controlled him which caused him to be evil. But in the end Godzilla ko'ed him and he fell into the sea.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:49 am

Titanosaurus’s blood was made of sparks, much like all the Heisei monsters, and he fell into the sea, where he sank into obscurity, never to be seen again…
Or maybe Titanosaurus’s body was just highly combustible, the world may never know :shrug:

The final shot consists of Fake Godzilla, safely swimming out to sea, revealing that Mechagodzilla had survived and was choosing to live out the rest of its unnatural life in peace.

Truly a beautiful end to a beautiful series.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby kamilleblu » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:45 am

PitchBlackProgress wrote:The final shot consists of Fake Godzilla, safely swimming out to sea, revealing that Mechagodzilla had survived and was choosing to live out the rest of its unnatural life in peace.

Truly a beautiful end to a beautiful series.

what did Honda mean by this?

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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby eabaker » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:55 am

kamilleblu wrote:
PitchBlackProgress wrote:The final shot consists of Fake Godzilla, safely swimming out to sea, revealing that Mechagodzilla had survived and was choosing to live out the rest of its unnatural life in peace.

Truly a beautiful end to a beautiful series.

what did Honda mean by this?


He meant, "Idealism is for chumps. Morality is an illusion. Peace is purchased with blood. Buy in, sell out, and garb yourself in the visage of your fallen enemies."
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby Godzillian » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:08 am

kamilleblu wrote:
PitchBlackProgress wrote:The final shot consists of Fake Godzilla, safely swimming out to sea, revealing that Mechagodzilla had survived and was choosing to live out the rest of its unnatural life in peace.

Truly a beautiful end to a beautiful series.

what did Honda mean by this?

That the franchise is ending as a hollow shell of its former self, hence why the Fake Godzilla suit was used :lol:
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Postby The One and Only » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:18 pm

Cool fan art poster by a bloke who goes by the handle, Art-Tool.
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Postby Ivo-goji » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:14 pm

What are the Xiliens doing there?
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:22 pm

Ivo-goji wrote:What are the Xiliens doing there?


It's got their saucers as well.

Maybe this is more of a fan re-imagining of the film as well as simply a cool fan poster? I mean for one thing Godzilla is obviously quite different from his design in the film. Still, awesome poster.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby Terasawa » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Also the title and credits are for SpaceGodzilla. Pretty lazy if you ask me.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby The One and Only » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:17 pm

Ivo-goji wrote:What are the Xiliens doing there?

Remember, they were featured instead of Simeons in Terror's prologue. Also they were also controlling Mechagodzilla in the NES GODZILLA:Monster of Monsters game.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:57 pm

There’s really something great about this film. Even though there’s not much narratively that wraps up the Showa era (and in my view DAM does that perfectly anyway), if you watch the showa series in order there’s a kind of ‘return to form’ here, with the character action, Honda’s direction and Ifukube’s score that brings things full circle and wraps the showa era up in a nice bow for me.

At the risk of being a little pretentious, compare the showa series with the Beatles discography. You’ve got the early albums, which are kind of straight up pop-rock, which then lead into the really psychedelic, experimental stuff. But then finally at the very end you have the album Let it Be, which eschewed much of the fancy production techniques of the experimental stuff and brought the band back to its roots of less complicated rock that a four-piece band might actually play on a stage.

Terror of Mechagodzilla is the Let it Be of Godzilla movies. There I said it.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby eabaker » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:51 am

KaijuCanuck wrote:There’s really something great about this film. Even though there’s not much narratively that wraps up the Showa era (and in my view DAM does that perfectly anyway), if you watch the showa series in order there’s a kind of ‘return to form’ here, with the character action, Honda’s direction and Ifukube’s score that brings things full circle and wraps the showa era up in a nice bow for me.

At the risk of being a little pretentious, compare the showa series with the Beatles discography. You’ve got the early albums, which are kind of straight up pop-rock, which then lead into the really psychedelic, experimental stuff. But then finally at the very end you have the album Let it Be, which eschewed much of the fancy production techniques of the experimental stuff and brought the band back to its roots of less complicated rock that a four-piece band might actually play on a stage.

Terror of Mechagodzilla is the Let it Be of Godzilla movies. There I said it.


You said it, and I love you for it, because it feels astonishingly right.

But, boy, Let it Be and Terror of Mechagodzilla are both really downbeat endings...
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:26 pm

eabaker wrote:
KaijuCanuck wrote:There’s really something great about this film. Even though there’s not much narratively that wraps up the Showa era (and in my view DAM does that perfectly anyway), if you watch the showa series in order there’s a kind of ‘return to form’ here, with the character action, Honda’s direction and Ifukube’s score that brings things full circle and wraps the showa era up in a nice bow for me.

At the risk of being a little pretentious, compare the showa series with the Beatles discography. You’ve got the early albums, which are kind of straight up pop-rock, which then lead into the really psychedelic, experimental stuff. But then finally at the very end you have the album Let it Be, which eschewed much of the fancy production techniques of the experimental stuff and brought the band back to its roots of less complicated rock that a four-piece band might actually play on a stage.

Terror of Mechagodzilla is the Let it Be of Godzilla movies. There I said it.


You said it, and I love you for it, because it feels astonishingly right.

But, boy, Let it Be and Terror of Mechagodzilla are both really downbeat endings...



:lol: someone had to say it!

Downbeat how, in your opinion?
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby eabaker » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:37 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:
eabaker wrote:
KaijuCanuck wrote:There’s really something great about this film. Even though there’s not much narratively that wraps up the Showa era (and in my view DAM does that perfectly anyway), if you watch the showa series in order there’s a kind of ‘return to form’ here, with the character action, Honda’s direction and Ifukube’s score that brings things full circle and wraps the showa era up in a nice bow for me.

At the risk of being a little pretentious, compare the showa series with the Beatles discography. You’ve got the early albums, which are kind of straight up pop-rock, which then lead into the really psychedelic, experimental stuff. But then finally at the very end you have the album Let it Be, which eschewed much of the fancy production techniques of the experimental stuff and brought the band back to its roots of less complicated rock that a four-piece band might actually play on a stage.

Terror of Mechagodzilla is the Let it Be of Godzilla movies. There I said it.


You said it, and I love you for it, because it feels astonishingly right.

But, boy, Let it Be and Terror of Mechagodzilla are both really downbeat endings...



:lol: someone had to say it!

Downbeat how, in your opinion?


Both just have kind of mournful tones. In the case of Let It Be, some of that impression probably comes from the movie rather than the album.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:38 pm

eabaker wrote:
KaijuCanuck wrote:
eabaker wrote:
You said it, and I love you for it, because it feels astonishingly right.

But, boy, Let it Be and Terror of Mechagodzilla are both really downbeat endings...



:lol: someone had to say it!

Downbeat how, in your opinion?


Both just have kind of mournful tones. In the case of Let It Be, some of that impression probably comes from the movie rather than the album.


Yeah, I got you. The human story in ToMG has a pretty tragic ending for everyone involved - Ichinose loses his love, Katsura and Dr. Mafune both die, and the Simeon's civilization is pretty much doomed I suppose. Titanosaurus also appears to just get straight up executed (although I know this is up to some debate among fans), and even Godzilla's departure has a touch of melancholy.

And yeah Let it Be... while I haven't seen the movie, I'm aware of the band history and it totally does colour that album, regardless of the songs, with a tinge of sadness. Just knowing that at the time this was being put together, arguably the most important band in history was breaking up.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:47 pm

That is a well done poster. It makes Titanosaurus look quite fearsome.
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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby 123go » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:07 am

Say what you will about Titanosaurus, but he had some pecs. Very large pecs. Wonder what he benched?

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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby LegendZilla » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:44 pm

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kamilleblu wrote:
PitchBlackProgress wrote:The final shot consists of Fake Godzilla, safely swimming out to sea, revealing that Mechagodzilla had survived and was choosing to live out the rest of its unnatural life in peace.

Truly a beautiful end to a beautiful series.

what did Honda mean by this?

That the franchise is ending as a hollow shell of its former self, hence why the Fake Godzilla suit was used :lol:


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Re: Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Postby Grievous » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:22 am

For me...its the choppy editing & rough effects work that hold this one back.

Its a shame because it has some great elements & being a direct sequel does
help it...but I do prefer the other Godzilla films from the 70's
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