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Gojira no gyakushû
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Godzilla Raids Again (1955) More at IMDbPro »Gojira no gyakushû (original title)

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Godzilla Raids Again -- Following an emergency landing on a deserted island in the Pacific, young pilots, Tsukioka and Kobayashi, stumble into an epic clash between Godzilla and the monster, Anguirus.  The giant beasts drag their battle into the ocean and soon resurface in Osaka, laying waste to the city in a fight to the death.

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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:
Not as haunting as the first Godzilla film, but still a solid sequel. See more (52 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

Daws Butler ... Kobayashi (voice) (uncredited)
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)

Ib Melchior  original story ("The Volcano Monsters") (american version)
Ed Watson  original story (american version) ("The Volcano Monsters")

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:
Instead of using Masaru Satô's original score, Warner substituted themes from Kronos (1957) and The Deerslayer (1957).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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7 out of 10 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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