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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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User Reviews:
Not as haunting as the first Godzilla film, but still a solid sequel. 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
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
Shôichi Hirose ... Convict
Junpei Natsuki ... Escaped Convict
Katsumi Tezuka ... Angirasu

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miyoko Hoshino ... Singer of cabaret
Toku Ihara ... Policeman
Takuzô Kumagai ... Captain of Hokkai-maru (as Jirô Kumagai)
Teruko Mita ... Japanese Restaurant 'Yayoi' Madam
Tadao Nakamaru ... Policeman
Hideo Shibuya ... Visitor of cabaret
Shigemi Sunagawa ... Visitor of cabaret
Masaaki Tachibana ... Policeman
Kôji Uno ... Shibeki's Assistant
Shin Yoshida ... Convict
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
(in alphabetical order)
Shigeaki Hidaka 
Shigeru Kayama  novel "Gojira"
Takeo Murata 

Produced by
Edmund Goldman .... producer
Paul Schreibman .... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Seiichi Endo 
 
Film Editing by
Hugo Grimaldi 
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)
 
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The only Godzilla movie where Godzilla's spines do not glow before he releases his radioactive flame.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During one of Godzilla and Angurius' fights, you can see where the Godzilla hand puppet ends and the technician's arm begins.See more »
Quotes:
[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka:Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Godzilla (1977)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not as haunting as the first Godzilla film, but still a solid sequel., 2 January 2000
Author: G.Spider

Another of Godzilla's species is discovered on an island, along with a spiky creature called Angilusaurus (or Angilus for short). Before long the two monsters are wrecking havoc.

Though this film was rushed out, it has the advantages of being made in the age when Godzilla films were serious-themed. The scenes in which city populations are told to turn their lights off to avoid Godzilla's attention at night are atmospheric and recall World War 2, when city lights were turned off to avoid the attention of enemy bombers. The music is haunting and the scenery, especially on the island, is suitably eerie. The film does tail away towards the end, but it's still one of the stronger sequels.

As with the original, and most other Godzilla films, the original non-dubbed version with subtitles is recommended.

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