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Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Kaijû sôshingeki (original title)
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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The Monsters in in revolt. And the world is on the brink of destruction!! See more »


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Release Date:

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

Destroy All Monsters brought Ishirô Honda back as director and Akira Ifukube as the musical composer for the first time in three years. The previous two Godzilla movies, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, and Son of Godzilla, were directed by Jun Fukuda, while the score was composed by Masaru Sato. During this time period, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka wanted to see if another team was capable of directing kaiju movies. The installment after Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla's Revenge, would be Honda's last time directing the series until its last entry, Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). See more »

Goofs

From certain angles, you can see that one of the rods supporting Ghidorah's wings is detached from the material the wing's skin is made out of. See more »

Quotes

SY-3 Captain Katsuo Yamabe: I've been very worried about you on that island.
Kyoko Manabe: You have, huh? You can see that everything's fine.
SY-3 Captain Katsuo Yamabe: Right. I really wasn't worried about you. I was more worried about Godzilla.
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Crazy Credits

In Toho's international version, their English language credits list special effect director Sademasa Arikawa as "Sanemasa Arikawa." See more »

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Featured in Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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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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