So the day before the Tri-Star Godzilla was released, Fox pulled a Corman and telecast Gargantua. It was a sad little wet fart of a movie, and basically Gorgo meets Free Willy, about dad Adam Baldwin reconnecting with his young son on a tropical island, as in a parallel plot (wow!), first big brother and then mama Gargantua come to rescue the *ahem* cute baby dinosaur that Baldwin’s son has inevitably bonded with in secret. So, yes, there’s some E.T. in there too.
You can tell these are stills because you can actually see everything:
Big Brother. This was featured in one brief scene, and wounded and resting the rest of the film. Nobody is killed in this, I don’t think, it was meant as a ‘family’ film. Anyway, you certainly never get nearly as good look at this as we see here. The animatronics for the beasties were pretty cheap, and a lot of cheating had to be done.
The *cough* big scene was Mama coming to save her kids. As you can see, except for the Baby, the filmmakers followed the “keep the monsters but briefly seen and in the dark to cover up limitations” technique.
In the end, Gargantua was pretty much a total snooze-fest. Anyway, if you really feel the need, it’s posted on YouTube.