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Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
"Kaijû daisensô" (original title)

G  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  29 July 1970 (USA)
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Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Adams ...
Akira Takarada ...
Jun Tazaki ...
Dr. Sakurai
Akira Kubo ...
Tetsuo Teri
Kumi Mizuno ...
Miss Namikawa
Keiko Sawai ...
Haruno Fuji
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Controller of Planet X
Takamaru Sasaki ...
Chairman of Earth Committee
Gen Shimizu ...
Minister of Defense
Kenzô Tabu ...
Commander from Planet X
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
General
Nadao Kirino ...
Military Aide
Kôji Uno ...
Namikawa's Associate
Tôru Ibuki ...
Xian
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Xian
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Aliens from the mysterious Planet X, which resides on the dark side of of Jupiter, come to Earth asking its people to help them save their world from the dreaded King Ghidrah by letting them "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan. The aliens are actually planning to use the three monsters to take over our planet. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero  »

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(re-issue)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The new Godzilla suit designed for this film would "star" in only one more Godzilla film, 1966's Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966). After that, Tsuburaya Productions took the head of the suit and fastened it to the body of the 1964 Godzilla suit for use as the monster Jirass in the TV show Ultraman (1972). After that, Toho reattached the head to the original suit and used it for water scenes in Destroy All Monsters (1968). The suit's final appearance was in Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) in 1971. Again, the suit was used for water scenes and for a brief shot of the smog monster, Hedorah, covering Godzilla in sludge. See more »

Goofs

In one of the shots of the tanks firing at Godzilla and Rodan, a "glass" window in the background keeps wobbling as if made of a sheet of thin plastic. See more »

Quotes

Glenn: Get a load of that.
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Followed by Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) See more »

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Godzilla Vs. Ghidorah Again!
21 October 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Some astronauts(two to be specific...one of which is Nick Adams) leave planet Earth and fly to planet X. Once there, they discover life underground that supposedly lives in fear of King Ghidorah. They ask Earth to send Rodan and Godzilla to their planet to fight Ghidorah. Earth agrees, and the aliens send a tape back with the astronauts after their second voyage that tells Earthlings to submit to the alien will, or King Ghidorah, really their own private monster, will destroy them. This is an interesting film in the Godzilla series that has some pretty good sci-fi elements blended with good ole Godzilla fun. The monsters are what you would expect and the acting is pretty pedestrian as a rule. Adams is an unwelcome addition as his acting ability is somewhat suspect, and he tends to stick out like a sore thumb. Nevertheless, the film zips along at a nice pace. My only major criticism is that the monsters, and in particular Godzilla, have too few scenes. Inshiro Hondo directed this one, and it has many of his distinctive touches.


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