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Kaijû sôshingeki (1968)

G  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  23 May 1969 (USA)
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Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Kubo ...
SY-3 Captain Katsuo Yamabe
Jun Tazaki ...
Dr. Yoshido
Yukiko Kobayashi ...
Kyoko Manabe
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Dr. Otani
Kyôko Ai ...
Kilaak Queen
Andrew Hughes ...
Dr. Stevenson
Chôtarô Tôgin ...
Ogata
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
General
Kenji Sahara ...
Commander Nishikawa
Hisaya Itô ...
Major Tada
Yoshio Katsuda ...
Young Scientist
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Engineer (as Henry Okawa)
Ikio Sawamura ...
Old Farmer
Yutaka Sada ...
Police Officer
Hiroshi Okada ...
Doctor at hospital
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Storyline

Aliens have released all the giant monsters from their imprisonment on Monster Land and are using them to destroy all major cities on the planet. It is up to the daring crew of the super rocket ship X-2 to infiltrate the aliens' headquarters before the Earth monsters and King Ghidrah annihilate the planet. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Monsters of mass destruction. See more »


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23 May 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Destroy All Monsters  »

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Budget:

JPY 200,000,000 (estimated)
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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Haruo Nakajima, the man inside the Godzilla suit, has an out-of-suit cameo in this film. See more »

Goofs

It is evident that the monsters are small puppets in shots that show them from afar, since they barely move and some look a tad different from the suits used in the rest of the shots. In the movie's second-to-last shot in particular, the Minilla puppet is stuck with its mouth agape. See more »

Quotes

News Reader: The major cities of the world are being destroyed, one-by-one by the monsters: Moscow by Rodan, Peking by Mothra, London by Manda, Paris by Baragon. And, here's a special news bulletin. Godzilla is now in New York City. The city is being invaded by Godzilla!
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Superb, grandly entertaining entry.
23 May 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a real rock 'em sock 'em monster bash, look no further. this one's got them all: Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Ghidora, Gorosaurus, and the rest. The only one that seemed to be missing was King Kong. It's really just an excuse for monsters to stomp around and destroy stuff, but you'll have a great time watching them do it. I like the plot about the aliens in this one, none of the other films did it quite as well, except "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" did fairly well. I remember watching this one when the sci-fi channel held Godzilla film marathons, and it remains one of my most fondly remembered entries. I love the scene where Akira Kubo (the guy from "Attack of the Mushroom People"!) rips the transmitter earrings out of that lady's ears, and when she looks at her hands, they're covered with blood! The special effects were well done, and I didn't think that the dubbing was all that bad. All in all, no complaints.


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