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Destroy All Monsters (1968)
"Kaijû sôshingeki" (original title)

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 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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The Battle Cry that Could Save the World! See more »


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23 May 1969 (USA)  »

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JPY 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Daikaiju epic
26 September 2002 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I've gone bratty to see this movie when I was a kid. My father said it was too scary. Oh for crying out loud, it's rated G! G-rated movies are not scary. I saw video and audio clips of it on the internet. I was dying to see the movie. I saw pictures. And in August 2001 I saw it on video. This film included an all-star kaiju cast, choosing Toho's coolest monsters. Toho's 20th movie. And to the eyes of Angilas, Varan, Speiga, Manda, Gorosaurus, Baragon, and Minya: it their second movie. Godzilla's 9th movie, Rodan and Mothra's 4th flick, plus King Ghidorah's 3rd pic (as the horrible heavy). My older brother liked the dubbing and music. I liked the music and special effects. The huamn cast had a lot of screen time. It's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE meets, THE WIZARD OF OZ (see the Kilaks melt) meets, KING OF KONG ISLAND meets, GHIDRAH. Eiji Tsurubaya does the great special effects (which left me thinking, "How did they make Manda move around?", and "How did the tails move?"), Inshiro Honda the big cheese of directing kaiju pics, does a fine job at this epic, and Akira Ifukube does and excellent score. If you enjoy the genre of kaiju eiga, then this is for you. Oh yeah, one thing Some of the scenes got edited into GODZILLA'S REVENGE, GODZILLA VS MEGALON, and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA.


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