Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (Gojira Tai Mekagojira) is a 1974 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. The film is directed by Jun Fukuda, with special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano and stars Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Gorō Mutsumi, and Akihiko Hirata, with Isao Zushi as Godzilla, Kazunari Mori as Mechagodzilla, and Satoru Kuzumi as Anguirus and King Caesar. It is the 14th film of the Godzilla franchise and Shōwa series.
The film was released in Japan on March 21, 1974 and received a very limited theatrical release in the United States in early 1977 by Cinema Shares as Godzilla vs. The Bionic Monster. Early in its release, the film's title was changed to Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster.