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Program Title: Godzilla vs. Hedorah
EASC Code: JG-29
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English
Subject: Science Fiction
Program Type: Feature
Media Type:
Director: Yoshimitsu Banno
Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
Release Date: 1971
Running Time: 86 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: We humans are destroying our environment-- and now there is a price to pay. From the sewage and sludge pumped into the sea, life degenerates, then mutates, creating a megamonster, Hedorah. A radically ugly creates, this mammoth of muck swims, walks, and flies, pausing only to inhale noxious smokestack fumes. He emits poisonous gas, crushes armies and annihilates cities while thriving on the toxins of the ecosystem. Cannons and missiles can't harm him, but his nefarious stench summons the attention of Godzilla, whose own refuge is threatened. Now the monster of watse is about to get wasted.
Data Entry Date: 7/30/2007