Friday, March 17, 2017
"Godzilla vs Megalon" released 1973
Godzilla vs Megalon, released March 17, 1973 in Japan, teamed up Godzilla with robot Jet Jaguar to defeat Megalon, a beetle-type monster with the Chrysler building as arms sent from the undersea nation of Seatopia.
It wasn't released in the U.S. until 1976, when a small distribution company decided to cash in on the King Kong craze (the movie with Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange had just been released). The U.S. cover even had Godzilla and Megalon fighting on top of the World Trade Center.