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

 -  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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monster | alien | island | rodan | godzilla | See All (34) »

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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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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

The "friendly" look continued in Godzilla's appearance from 1968 to 1972. Godzilla, by this time, was percieved as the "hero of the world in his movies instead of an indestructable demon from the nuclear age. This Godzilla suit went on a diet by being slimmed down a lot to fit the actor better, and for better mobility while filming Godzilla's battles. Godzilla's neck became much longer and his head more rounded. His pupils were made a little smaller and the width of his mouth became much longer, traveling down to the upper part of his neck. His dorsal fins became smaller in size and, like the head, was also rounded. His two end dorsal fins became much smaller, and appear as mere little bumps traveling down the back of the suit. The tail was also made shorter. See more »

Goofs

The strings holding up Ghidorah's necks can be seen in a couple of shots. See more »

Quotes

Major Tada: I didn't think Tokyo would escape this terror, but Rodan, Godzilla and Manda are all here at the same time.
Enraged Soldier: That's correct. New York, London, Moscow - they were all very unlucky.
Announcer: Emergency! Emergency! Mothra is now in District Number 5.
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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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Referenced in Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) See more »

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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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