It was an unbelievable 40 years ago today that CHIKYÛ KOGEKI MEIREI: GOJIRA TAI GAIGAN (1972) (in US, GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND & GODZILLA VS. GIGAN) was released in Japan. It wasn’t seen in the US until 5 years later, in August of 1977. Which is ironic, as Gigan’s supporting appearance in GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) marked his debut in the US 2 years earlier than his OWN film. Often chided as the most infamous of the Showa Era films, as this is the one that had Godzilla & Angilas TALKING to each other. In the Japanese version, they gave them word balloons.