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Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
"Gojira no gyakushû" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  21 May 1959 (USA)
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.


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Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Shoichi Tsukioka
Setsuko Wakayama ...
Hidemi Yamaji - Koehi's Daughter
Minoru Chiaki ...
Masao Shimizu ...
Zoologist Dr. Tadokoro
Seijirô Onda ...
Captain Terasawa of Osaka Defense Corps
Sônosuke Sawamura ...
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)


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 <>

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Release Date:

21 May 1959 (USA)  »

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Counterattack of the Monsters  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Not nearly as good as the first, but one of the best in the series.
10 March 1999 | by (Baytown, Texas) – See all my reviews

As stated in the first film, the Godzilla killed by the oxygen destroyer was not the only one of its species. This time another of the Godzilla species is back with a spike-backed monster named Angilas. Unlike the first film and its subtext of nuclear horror, this is just a typical monster on the loose film of the 50's. You can easily tell this film was rushed and the hurried nature in which it was assembled. The only thing really bad in this film was the speed at which the fighting scenes were filmed. It looked too comical and the radioactive rays are poorly animated and very crude. The Godzilla suit used this time was very strange, his teeth stick out too much and has very thin wrists and ankles. The Japanese version of this film was excellent compared the the horrible version Warner Brothers put out. Warner dubbed Godzilla's roar with Angilas' sometimes and Dr. Yamane sounds like Elmer Fudd. They replaced Sato's score with horrible stock music and added this STUPID scene of how the 'fire monsters' were created in the conference room. And they dubbed this film so bad, they made the hero of the film (Kobayashi), sound like a complete idiot. Spend your money on the Japanese version of this film, not the American.

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