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Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

Gojira, Ebirâ, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto (original title)
PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1969 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada ...
Kumi Mizuno ...
Chôtarô Tôgin ...
Ichino
Hideo Sunazuka ...
Nita
Tôru Ibuki ...
Yata Kane
Akihiko Hirata ...
Captain Yamoto
Jun Tazaki ...
Red Bamboo Commander
Tôru Watanabe ...
Ryôta Kane
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
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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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This is one lobster you don't want to order!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally written to star King Kong. That explains the uncharacteristic behavior of Godzilla, such as: Godzilla is found sleeping in a cave, when previous films have established that Godzilla rests underwater, he is awakened by lightning, just as King Kong was in King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), and most uncharacteristically he is protective of Dayo, more typical of Kong's affection toward women. See more »

Goofs

Strings holding up Mothra visible in certain shots. See more »

Quotes

Daiyo: Mothra... Awaken, hear us.
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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 Shin Godzilla (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Samashite Mosura
(Mothra Awake)
Written and Arranged by Masaru Satô
Performed by Pair Bambi
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Godzilla vs a creature of the sea.
11 August 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a most unusual Godzilla flick. To be exact a low budget affair with no big city to destroy with Godzilla doing his battle on an island. The story line is a little James Bond-ish, but we know Godzilla is the reason we are watching. The story line is of no real concern as long as Godzilla does his thing.

A group of young men take out on a sailboat in attempts to find a long lost brother shipwrecked and thought lost at sea. The would be rescue party ends up shipwrecked themselves on an island that is guarded by Ebirah, a giant mutant lobster-like creature, thus GODZILLA vs THE SEA MONSTER(USA title).Also on the island is a militia base that is producing nuclear bombs to overtake the world with. Godzilla is awakened from his nap in a cave to take on the sea monster and destroy the evil soldiers and their bomb factory.

My favorite scene is where Godzilla and Ebirah appear to be playing ping pong with a boulder during their showdown. Actually this is one of Godzilla's easiest foes to whip. Maybe to help in cutting production costs.

The low budget was due to the fact that at the time TV viewers were lowering movie theater attendance. This did not seem to effect the popularity of this particular Godzilla outing.


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