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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!
Plot:
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Not nearly as good as the first, but one of the best in the series. See more (45 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
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)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: In the shot where a few people are washed away in a flood in an underground-station, they appear to be transparent, as their images were apparently printed upon the background where the flood was actually filmed.See more »
Quotes:
[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka:Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not nearly as good as the first, but one of the best in the series., 10 March 1999
Author: Brad Thompson (ldanubis68@aol.com) from Baytown, Texas

As stated in the first film, the Godzilla killed by the oxygen destroyer was not the only one of its species. This time another of the Godzilla species is back with a spike-backed monster named Angilas. Unlike the first film and its subtext of nuclear horror, this is just a typical monster on the loose film of the 50's. You can easily tell this film was rushed and the hurried nature in which it was assembled. The only thing really bad in this film was the speed at which the fighting scenes were filmed. It looked too comical and the radioactive rays are poorly animated and very crude. The Godzilla suit used this time was very strange, his teeth stick out too much and has very thin wrists and ankles. The Japanese version of this film was excellent compared the the horrible version Warner Brothers put out. Warner dubbed Godzilla's roar with Angilas' sometimes and Dr. Yamane sounds like Elmer Fudd. They replaced Sato's score with horrible stock music and added this STUPID scene of how the 'fire monsters' were created in the conference room. And they dubbed this film so bad, they made the hero of the film (Kobayashi), sound like a complete idiot. Spend your money on the Japanese version of this film, not the American.

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