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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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
Magma is one of the few monsters in the Toho menagerie to not appear in any films in the Godzilla series. Interestingly, there were plans to have the monster appear in Destroy All Monsters (1968) but it was decided not to include him. See more »
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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This film is one of my favorites from Toho's "Golden Age" and one of the three "space operas" directed by Ishiro Honda. A giant asteroid with a huge magnetic field is growing by absorbing everything in its path...a path which puts it on a course to Earth. How will man survive? Easy---through the conviction and determination of Japanese will-power and ingenuity, the Earth is pushed out of orbit after giant engines are built at the South Pole. But is it enough to get the Earth out of the path of Gorath?
One scene that most Americans have never seen is the appearance of MAGMA, a giant prehistoric walrus which was awakened by the heat generated at the South Pole by the massive engines. After some initial destruction, the monster is killed by beams fired from a VTOL vehicle (which would see a new life in the TV series, "Ultraman" as the "Jet Beetle.")
Kumi Mizuno shines as one of the female leads with a great bathtub scene when Akira Kubo comes knocking on her door.
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