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Gorath (1962)

Yôsei Gorasu (original title)
Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Ikebe ...
Dr. Tazawa - Astrophysicist
Yumi Shirakawa ...
Tomoko Sonoda
Akira Kubo ...
Tatsuma Kanai - Cadet Astronaut
Kumi Mizuno ...
Takiko Nomura
Hiroshi Tachikawa ...
Wakabayashi - Pilot of Ôtori
Akihiko Hirata ...
Endô - Captain of Ôtori
Kenji Sahara ...
Saiki - Vice Captain of Ôtori
Jun Tazaki ...
Raizô Sonoda - Tomoko's Father
Ken Uehara ...
Dr. Kôno - Astrophysicist
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Kensuke Sonoda - Paleontologist
Seizaburô Kawazu ...
Tada - Minister of Finance
Kô Mishima ...
Sanada - Engineer
Sachio Sakai ...
Physician
Takamaru Sasaki ...
Prime Minister Seki
Kô Nishimura ...
Murata - Secretary of Space
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Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese version. Written by K.L.

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See! the world doomed by an invading wild sun 6000 times bigger than earth!


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15 May 1964 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Orson Wells performed the voiceover in the first few moments of this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Gorath approaches Saturn, the rings are torn from the planet's orbit due to Gorath's gravity. However, the atmosphere should have also been torn away as well. See more »

Quotes

News Anchor: If we could come together and cooperate to overcome the danger that threatened us, can't we take this opportunity to work together for all eternity?
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Connections

Referenced in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) See more »

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One of the better Japanese sci-fi films.
3 March 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

GORATH (1962) begins with a Japanese Space Exploration ship fatally encountering a run-away planet smaller than Earth, but much greater in mass. It is now up to Earth scientists to build rocket boosters at the South Pole in order to move the Earth out of it's orbit. For logic, GORATH is a scientific mess (One scientist watches Gorath suck up the moon "The moon's gone. But it gives us the boost we need!") Huh? However, GORATH is a charming sci-fi film. Akira Kubo (A Japanese actor who resembles Speed Racer) is the astronaut who takes on a suicidal space mission to observe Gorath when his relationship with a young woman is at it's lowest ebb. His return to Earth, as a shell-shocked wreck is quite touching. Tsuburaya's minatures are also at a low here. The space scenes a re quite beautiful and haunting despite that. Basically, GORATH, for all it's screenwriting and cinematograhic faults, has an entertaining charm.


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