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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 13 September 1965 (USA)
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

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Yôsuke Natsuki ...
Yuriko Hoshi ...
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
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Mas Selina Salno, Princess of Sergina
Emi Itô ...
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Dr. Tsukamoto
Akihiko Hirata ...
Chief Detective Okita
Hisaya Itô ...
Malmess, Chief Assassin
Minoru Takada ...
Prime Minister
Someshô Matsumoto ...
Alien Expert
Ikio Sawamura ...
Honest Fisherman
Kôzô Nomura ...
Geologist
Kenji Sahara ...
Editor in Chief Kanamaki
Susumu Kurobe ...
Moustachoied Assassin
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A princess from a small Himalayan country becomes possessed by the spirit of a Venusian (a Martian in the American version) and escapes a plane just as it explodes. As this happens a meteorite falls from the sky containing Ghidorah, the monster responsible for her planet's destruction. At the same time, Godzilla and Rodan emerge from hibernation and not only attack Japan, but each other as well. Mothra, along with its twin priestesses, attempt to convince Godzilla and Rodan to stop their fighting each other and to team up to fight the new monster. At the same time, the princess is being hunted by a group of assassins who want to kill her so that her enemies can take over her homeland. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The Three-Headed Monster battles Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan for the world!


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| (1971 reissue)

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Trivia

This is the final film to feature the Ito Sisters (aka the Peanuts) as Mothra's twin priestesses. See more »

Goofs

During one of the scenes in which the pick axes and rocks are being attracted to Ghidorah's meteor, a hand is seen throwing the last rock. See more »

Quotes

[translated version]
Detective Shindo: Ahhh, these monsters are as stupid as human beings!
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Connections

Followed by Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) See more »

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One of the few great Godzilla films
21 July 1999 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

I hate to make Godzilla fans mad, but there are very few great Godzilla films. Most are interesting as campy fun, but this one is actually captivating. Even the plot about the missing princess turned Martian is interesting and even though it drags away from the monster fights, it is one that can be easily followed and is well-acted. The effects for Rodan are horrible, unlike the original RODAN movie; Godzilla's suit is the same as always; but Mothra is not the giant moth, it is one of the giant larvae leftover from GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA. That sort of disappointed me, but the twin fairies, monster fights, and excellent music helped make up for it.


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