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Gojira no gyakushû
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Release Date:
21 May 1959 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Roasting Anything In Its Path! See more »
Plot:
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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a great kaiju film See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Shoichi Tsukioka
Setsuko Wakayama ... Hidemi Yamaji - Koehi's Daughter
Minoru Chiaki ... Kôji Kobayashi

Takashi Shimura ... Kyohei Yamane-hakase
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)
Takeo Oikawa ... Osaka Municipal Police Commissioner
Sôkichi Maki
Shôichi Hirose ... Convict
Shin Yoshida ... Convict
Junpei Natsuki ... Escaped Convict
Teruko Mita ... Japanese Restaurant 'Yayoi' Madam
Katsumi Tezuka ... Angirasu

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
Miyoko Hoshino ... Singer of cabaret
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toku Ihara ... Policeman
Takuzô Kumagai ... Captain of Hokkai-maru (as Jirô Kumagai)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice: English version)
Tadao Nakamaru ... Policeman
Hideo Shibuya ... Visitor of cabaret
Shigemi Sunagawa ... Visitor of cabaret
Masaaki Tachibana ... Policeman
Kôji Uno ... Shibeki's Assistant
Paul Frees ... Voice (uncredited) (voice: English version)

Keye Luke ... Hiroshi Koizumi (uncredited) (voice: English version)

George Takei ... Voice (uncredited) (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Motoyoshi Oda 
 
Writing credits
Takeo Murata  &
Shigeaki Hidaka 

Shigeru Kayama (story)

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Seiichi Endô 
 
Film Editing by
Kazuji Taira 
 
Production Design by
Teruaki Abe 
Takeo Kita 
 
Production Management
Kazuo Baba .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eiji Iwaya .... chief assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ichirô Minawa .... sound re-recording mixer
Masanobu Miyazaki .... sound recordist
Alvin Sarno .... sound effects editor: US version
 
Special Effects by
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... matte work
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects assistant camera (uncredited)
Edward Nassour .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masayoshi Onuma .... lighting technician
Koichi Takano .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Rex Lipton .... music editor (US version)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bert Shefter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Frees .... voice dubbing: multiple characters (U.S. version)
Hugo Grimaldi .... dubbing director (US version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira no gyakushû" - Japan (original title)
"Counterattack of the Monsters" - USA (promotional title)
"Gigantis the Fire Monster" - USA
"Godzilla's Counter Attack" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
82 min | USA:78 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #19301) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
This was the series debuts for both Hiroshi Koizumi and Yoshio Tsuchiya. Koizumi would appear in four Showa Era films as well as one each in both the Heisei and Millennium eras while Tsuchiya would appear in four Showa films and one in the Heisei era.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As the two monsters rampage across the city, various pieces fly out of the destroyed building miniatures that wouldn't be found in real buildings.See more »
Quotes:
[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka:Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a great kaiju film, 1 September 2007
Author: (winner55) from United States

My mother dragged us kids to the movies a lot - she wasn't a big fan of movies, she just wanted someone else (the usher) to tell us to 'keep quiet!' Anyway, this film is the earliest visit to a movie theater I can remember. It opened up a whole new world for me - and I don't mean that of giant monsters (for some reason I just took their existence as a given). I mean post-war Japan - a world of big cities and neon lights, of hard work and nite-clubs, airplanes and jets but always tense with the fear that some great disaster would befall it. And now, thanks to the newly released remastered original version of this film, I can still visit that world, to share its fears and hopes.

Although the film lags somewhat after the destruction of Osaka (it does pick up, very neatly, towards the end), it certainly is still in the running for 'best kaiju ("giant monster") movie ever'. The characters are pretty well developed, and the acting is solidly professional, Some of the black&white photography is magnificent (e.g., the fire storm above Osaka). The special effects are probably the best of the first Godzilla series - the monster smash between Godzilla and Aguirus is surprisingly fresh, believable, and thrilling. It reminds us that, as far as the monsters are concerned, we humans are the puppets - and not very interesting at that.

A potent mix delivering a great kaiju film.

P.s.: the Japanese version is far superior.

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