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Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Gojira no gyakushû (original title)
Approved | | Action, Adventure, Family | 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 ...
Setsuko Wakayama ...
Hidemi Yamaji - Koehi's Daughter
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Kôji Kobayashi
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Kyohei Yamane-hakase
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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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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21 May 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Counterattack of the Monsters  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the U.S. release was being developed as "The Volcano Monsters," Toho shipped the Gigantis (Godzilla) and Angurus suits to the Howard A. Anderson Company who would be shooting the additional special effects inserts. When the partnership producing the project broke up, and the project was canceled, the suits were presumably shipped back to Toho. 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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Forget the American Version, the Japanese one is so much better
18 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Picked up the remastered version recently released. It has the Japanese and American versions of the film. I watched the longer Japanese version which is oh so much better. Gone is the stupid narration. The voices actually match the characters and don't come off dopey. There are also scenes with silences, something the American version seemed afraid to have. I used to think this was a dull and boring film, but it actually held my attention this time out, even when my brother was kibitzing to get me to go shopping with him. If you like these sort of movies and get the chance watch this in Japanese and see it for the first time. (FYI- the new remasters do not allow toggling between versions because the Japanese versions are usually longer, even by a minute or two than the Americans so you can only see the differences by watching the versions back to back.)


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