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Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
"Gojira, Ebirâ, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  1969 (USA)
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A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada ...
Kumi Mizuno ...
Chôtarô Tôgin ...
Ichino
Hideo Sunazuka ...
Nita
Tôru Watanabe ...
Ryôta Kane
Tôru Ibuki ...
Yata Kane
Akihiko Hirata ...
Captain Yamoto
Jun Tazaki ...
Red Bamboo Commander
Ikio Sawamura ...
Elderly Slave
Pair Bambi ...
Mothra's Little Beauties
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Red Bamboo Naval Officer
Hisaya Itô ...
Red Bamboo Scientist #1
Tadashi Okabe ...
Red Bamboo Scientist #2
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Escaped Slave
Shôichi Hirose ...
Escaped Slave
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Storyline

Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ebirah's name came from the Japanese word ebi, which means "shrimp," so technically, Ebirah is a shrimp. See more »

Goofs

The twins frequently cast no shadow, even when the others around them do. See more »

Quotes

Yoshimura: [he has just opened a giant safe-like door] I did it, it's unlocked! Hurry! Let's go inside!
Ichino: [everyone scrambles to go inside until they hear Ichino] Ow! Don't come in! It's a nuclear reactor!
Yoshimura: So that's it, it's a heavy water factory.
Nita: Huh? What can they do with that?
Yoshimura: Atom bombs are made with it.
Nita: Huh? I'm getting out of here!
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Crazy Credits

For the Columbia/Tri-Star U.S. DVD release, which uses the original uncut Japanese version, the English language credits list the noted composer Masaru Sato as "Mararu Sato." See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla 2000 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Samashite Mosura
(Mothra Awake)
Written and Arranged by Masaru Satô
Performed by Pair Bambi
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Godzilla goes Lobster-Festing!
18 June 2001 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was set on an island, where all the mayhem, action, destruction, battles and drama take place. A group of teenagers go sailing in search for a long lost brother and gets shipwrecked on an island. The island inhabitants are a band of people called the Red Bamboo, who are secretly making nuclear bombs in order to conquer the world. Islanders from Infant Island were kidnapped as slaves and the teenagers try to do everything they can to save the islanders and stop the terrorists. To add to the excitement, who would have guessed Godzilla would be seen sleeping in a cave on the island and that an over-sized Shrimp (Lobster or Crab in some reviews) is supposed to be guarding the island? A lot of humor in this movie, especially the lines "I thought you studied science?" with an answer "But I didn't pass the first year, one thing's for sure."

A pretty native girl, played by Kumi Mizuno, is attracted by Godzilla, who gave a little love relationship to her-a love relationship more associated with King Kong (since the story of this movie was originally written for King Kong). Masaru Sato's music score is catchy and Jun Fukuda did a great directing job. Shinichi Sekizawa gave us an exciting story and Eiji Tsuburaya gave us cool special effects. And, Mothra has a cameo in this movie and her tiny twin priestesses also made an appearance.

Overall, it is a unique and exciting Godzilla entry with plenty of monster appearances and action, which is a plus!

Grade A


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