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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
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)
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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>

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THE FANTASTIC WAR OF THE FIRE MONSTERS! See more »


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21 May 1959 (USA)  »

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Counterattack of the Monsters  »

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Trivia

The book on dinosaurs that the scientist uses to brief the authorities on Anguirus is actually titled "The Dinosaur Book", by Edwin Colbert. According to the dialogue, the scientist is reading of the terrible, carnivorous "angilosaurus", but in reality, the page is describing "strictly herbivorous" iguanodonts. See more »

Goofs

Godzilla is mistakenly called Anguirus in the documentary film. 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

Referenced in Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) See more »

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Acceptable Sequel

Not the overpowering mandate against technological advances that Gozilla was, but nonetheless a good sequel that treats the Godzilla story reverently with realistic horrors of destruction, subtle humour, and interesting characters. The movie has some pockets of slow moving action, but the finale is a beautifully filmed scene of the creature being thwarted on an island of mountains and ice. The film has a Godzilla with a different look as well as another creature with a spiked back that destroy Osaka together. Characterization, as with the first Godzilla, lends the film some seriousness and realism. The destruction scenes in particular are nicely filmed, as they show a city in fear...and then destroyed. The film lacks Inshiro Hondo's directorial flair, but is well-shot and has a nice musical score to enhance it.


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