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

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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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Storyline

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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rodan | alien | godzilla | astronaut | kaiju | See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero  »

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Runtime:

(re-issue)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The design of the P-1, especially the nose cone, was based on the rockets used for the Gemini space program, which had just started as filming for this picture commenced. See more »

Goofs

In several shots, the track on which the military vehicles move, along with support beams holding them in place can clearly be seen. In some cases these supports hold the vehicles up so high that their tires don't touch the ground. See more »

Quotes

Controller of Planet X: [about the victory over King Ghidorah, while Godzilla is outside dancing] A happy moment.
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Connections

Referenced in Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (1984) See more »

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User Reviews

Good monster mayhem.
23 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most enjoyable of the Godzilla series. You've got three monsters and a helpless city, your in for some fun now. One great thing about it is that it's fun but not stupid like some others in the series. I know it helped defeat the aliens, but when the guy at the beginning asks himself why nobody wants to but his invention that does nothing but make a high pitched noise, I couldn't help but say "Because it's a piece of junk?". Oh well, it's a great movie anyways.


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