Son of Godzilla – Theatrical Trailer

As part of our weekend tribute to the late special effects director Sadamasa Arikawa, here is the Japanese trailer for SON OF GODZILLA (1967) – a cute and cuddly kiddie flick in which the formerly terrifying radioactive reptile is revealed to be an old softie at heart, a caring parent who looks after junior, protects him from giant mantisis and a colassal spider, and teaches him out to breath radioactive steam from his lungs. One peculiarity of the trailer that will surprise viewers familiar only with the American release of the film, is that it contains comic book-style word balloons for Godzilla’s son, known as Minya. I can’t imagine what the little tyke is supposed to be saying, but I am dying to find out.

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