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Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Gojira no gyakushû (original title)
Approved | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 21 May 1959 (USA)
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Shoichi Tsukioka
Setsuko Wakayama ...
Hidemi Yamaji - Koehi's Daughter
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Masao Shimizu ...
Zoologist Dr. Tadokoro
Seijirô Onda ...
Captain Terasawa of Osaka Defense Corps
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Hokkaido Branch Manager Shingo Shibeki
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Tajima, Member of Osaka Defense Corps
Mayuri Mokushô ...
Radio Operator Yasuko Inouye
Minosuke Yamada ...
Chief of Civil Defense
Yukio Kasama ...
Koehi Yamaji, President of the Fishery
Senkichi Ômura ...
Small Escaped Convict
Ren Yamamoto ...
Commander of Landing Craft
Shin Ôtomo ...
Convict Leader
Shirô Tsuchiya ...
(as Hirotoshi Tsuchiya)
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Storyline

Koji Kobayashi, a spotter for a Japanese fishing fleet crash lands his plane on a barren island. His best friend, Shoichi Tsukioka, manages to find him and lands his plane next to his so he can be rescued. The two pilots are shocked when they see two giant monsters waging war before falling into the ocean. The two pilots race back to Japan to inform the government what they saw. Soon the world comes to the realization, that a monster closely related to the original Godzilla is on the loose as well as a new monster named Angilas. Soon, the two monsters arrive in Osaka where they resume their battle. Will the two monsters destroy Osaka before they ultimately destroy each other? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Roasting Anything In Its Path! See more »


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Release Date:

21 May 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Counterattack of the Monsters  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film in which Godzilla fights another monster. See more »

Goofs

In this movie, Godzilla's spikes don't light up when he charges his atomic breath, even though they do in practically every other occasion in the series. See more »

Quotes

[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka: Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, Minoru Chiaki's name is misspelled as "Mindru Chiaki". See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) See more »

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Godzilla Round Two
29 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

What happens when the Japanese make "Gojira" and it is wildly successful? They rush into production a sequel and release it within a year. And thanks to adding a second monster, it is another success -- the only thing more fun than Godzilla destroying Tokyo (or Osaka this time) is seeing him battle other large monsters.

The English version is full of excessive narration that adds nothing, excessive stock footage that is little more than "paranoid hyperbole" to quote Steve Ryfle, and more weak attempts to Americanize the film. Tragic hero Kobayashi, played by Minoru Chiaki in his only science fiction role, was even dubbed as a bumbling oaf.


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