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Gojira no gyakushû
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Release Date:
21 May 1959 (USA) See more »
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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User Reviews:
Somewhat good in places, but does not have the impact of the first movie. See more (51 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 ... Heroes (voice: English version) (uncredited)

George Takei ... Shoichi Tsukioka (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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
Koichi Takano .... assistant camera
Masaki Ônuma .... lighting technician
 
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 (new title)
"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:
The Godzilla prop used in the shot when the planes fly over him in the ice mountains was actually a wind-up toy. It was originally supposed to be walking in the shot, but it looked so unrealistic that the finished movie has it simply standing still. Either way, it is still one of the most infamously awkward effect shots of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the climactic scene where fighting planes are trying to start an avalanche by firing missiles, the strings holding the plane models are visible in several instances.See more »
Quotes:
[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka:Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Godzilla (1954)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat good in places, but does not have the impact of the first movie., 13 May 2008
Author: Aaron1375

I finally now have seen this the second Godzilla movie made. The first where Godzilla takes on another monster...the other monster presented is Anguirus. The story was pretty good for the most part as they make it clear in the Japanese cut anyway, that this is a new Godzilla and not the one destroyed by the oxygen destroyer. Also, this new monster is also discovered. The cities just off the coast are on alert, everything seems to go well until a bunch of prisoners escape and start a large fire (light apparently attracts Godzilla)and not only does he come, but so does Anguirus and they battle in the city. After the battle there is time to relax as Godzilla leaves peaceful like enough and the city was evacuated very well this time too. Everything is going well until Godzilla reappears in a more northern town, however at one point he is in the middle of a bunch of snow capped mountains and a plan is hatched to stop Godzilla's onslaught again. This movie could have been better though, there is a lot of filler in this movie, I am thinking they felt they needed more scenes to pad out a rather short running time film. However, with this movie coming out only six months after the original, the extra scenes had to be scenes of people rather than of the monsters. Also, the film goes on a bit to long well after the battle between the two monsters. So much so that the threat of Godzilla seems to even evaporate for a time. I also think the plane scene at the end went on to long as their plan should have to worked after they figured it out rather than going back to base to load up on missiles. However, the fight between the two monsters is rather good, and unlike the professional wrestling like quality of the next movie "Godzilla vs King Kong" in this one the monsters fighting seems to be like that of two actual animals and not men in costumes. I think this one would have been much better though if they did not rush to complete it.

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