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

 -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  21 May 1959 (USA)
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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
Minoru Chiaki ...
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Masao Shimizu ...
Zoologist Dr. Tadokoro
Seijirô Onda ...
Captain Terasawa of Osaka Defense Corps
Sonosuke 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
Takeo Oikawa ...
Osaka Municipal Police Commissioner
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Storyline

In this second entry of the Godzilla series, another monster is introduced to fight Godzilla. The new creature is called Anguirus and looks like a big spiked turtle. The two creatures wage their war in Japan and level cities along the way. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Roasting Anything In Its Path!


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21 May 1959 (USA)  »

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Counterattack of the Monsters  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya wanted the fight scenes filmed in slow motion, but a camera technician accidentally undercranked the camera instead of overcranking it, resulting in the action appearing faster than reality. Tsuburaya liked the effect, and decided to use it in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Osaka's blackout is put into effect, all lights turn off including the car lights. 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 »

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Followed by Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) See more »

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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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