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.


(as Inoshirô Honda)
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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 ...
Nadao Kirino ...
Military Aide
Kôji Uno ...
Namikawa's Associate
Tôru Ibuki ...
Kazuo Suzuki ...


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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29 July 1970 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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In Germany, this movie was released under the title "Befehl aus dem Dunkel" ("Order out of the Dark"), originally the title of a SciFi novel by German author Hans Dominik, published in 1933. Although the movie's plot has nothing in common with this book (which prefigures the political effects of a mind reading device), it was even billed as "based on Hans Dominik" and the author's (who had died in 1945) name was widely used in promotion. See more »


When they order the second attack against the Planet X people, the speaker-array on one of the trucks changes position between shots. See more »


Controller of Planet X: [about the victory over King Ghidorah, while Godzilla is outside dancing] A happy moment.
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A Blast From My Childhood
16 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film was the first Godzilla film that I really remember seeing from beginning to end. I was so taken by it that I forgot to go to the bathroom (I was only five at the time). This film helped to cultivate my love for the kaiju eiga genre. Even though many people have put this film down as being one of the weakest in the Godzilla series, it will always hold a special place in my heart.

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