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Invasion of Astro-Monster -- 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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Release Date:
29 July 1970 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965) *** See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Nick Adams ... Astronaut Glenn Amer
Akira Takarada ... Astronaut K. Fuji
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
Fuyuki Murakami ... Councilman
Noriko Sengoku ... Female Delegate
Senshô Matsumoto ... Buddhist Priest
Kamayuki Tsubono ... Councilman
Toki Shiozawa ... Tetsuo's Mother
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Official
Rinsaku Ogata ... Scientist
Masaaki Tachibana ... Scientist
Yutaka Oka ... Reporter
Saburô Iketani ... News Reader
Yoshizo Tatake ... Xian
Mitsuo Tsuda ... Xian
Hideki Furukawa ... Xian
Ryôji Shimizu ... Xian
Minoru Itô ... Xian
Takuzô Kumagai ... Xian
Tadashi Okabe ... Reporter

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
Masaki Shinohara ... Radon
Shôichi Hirose ... Kingugidora
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marvin Miller ... Fuji (voice: English version)
Gorô Naya ... Councilman (voice)
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Directed by
Ishirô Honda  (as Inoshirô Honda)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa 

Produced by
Reuben Bercovitch .... executive producer
Henry G. Saperstein .... executive producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Ryôhei Fujii 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Koji Hashimoto .... assistant director
Kôji Kajita .... chief assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wataru Konuma .... sound recordist
Sadamasa Nishimoto .... sound effects
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Tadashi Koike .... special effects production manager
Fumio Nakadai .... special effects wire work
Teruyoshi Nakano .... chief assistant director of special effects
Masao Suzuki .... special effects production manager
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects director
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects cameraman
Sadao Iizuda .... special effects opticals
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Yukio Manoda .... special effects cameraman
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special effects opticals
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects cameraman
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... special effects stunt choreography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shoshichi Kojima .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Richard Krown .... post-production (US version only)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaijû daisensô" - Japan (original title)
"Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" - USA (video title)
"Monster Zero" - USA
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Runtime:
Germany:81 min | Japan:74 min (re-issue) | USA:93 min | Japan:96 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Controller of Planet X:[about the victory over King Ghidorah, while Godzilla is outside dancing] A happy moment.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965) ***, 18 February 2005
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

This was one of the first Godzilla films I can recall watching on prime-time network television when I was growing up (back then it went under its Americanized title of simply, MONSTER ZERO). Though pretty far-fetched, it's still a highly enjoyable offering in the Toho series and gives us another chance to see Godzilla and Rodan join forces against the popular three-headed King Ghidorah (Monster Zero).

This time the widescreen English dubbed version is an asset, as American actor Nick Adams adds some spice to this one, since it's always fun to hear his nasal Brooklynese voice delivering such entertaining macho lines of gibberish as: "you stinkin' rats! What have you done to her?" Adams plays one of two astronauts sent to the newly discovered "Planet X" where he meets an alien civilization forced to live underground in order to avoid frequent attacks by Ghidorah up on the surface. The leaders ask our heroes to help them obtain the services of Earth monsters Godzilla and Rodan to help them vanquish 'Monster Zero'. But all may not be quite as it seems...

Some fans don't like the fact that the monster battles are kept to a minimum this time, but they're pretty good when they arrive and it's an added kick seeing the desolate looking Planet X in outer space, with its mountains, craters and dark, star-lit skies. The addition of aliens, flying saucers and double-crosses help make this a good time for Godzilla lovers.

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