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Kaijû sôshingeki
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Release Date:
23 May 1969 (USA) See more »
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Monsters of mass destruction. See more »
Plot:
Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Hideo Shibuya ... 1st Reporter
Nadao Kirino ... 1st Detective
Yutaka Oka ... 2nd Detective
Kamayuki Tsubono ... 3rd Detective
Seishirô Kuno ... SY-3 Engineer
Ken'ichirô Maruyama ... Moon Base Employee
Ken Echiyo ... SY-3 Engineer
Wataru Ômae ... SY-3 Astronaut
Naoya Kusakawa ... SY-3 Astronaut
Kazuo Suzuki ... Kilaak Controlled Staffer
Tôru Ibuki ... Kilaak Controlled Staffer
Susumu Kurobe ... Kilaak Controlled Staffer
Minoru Itô ... Kilaak Controlled Staffer
Rinsaku Ogata ... 1st Officer
Haruya Sakamoto ... 2nd Officer
Yukihiko Gondô ... Soldier
Rei Maki ... Kilaak (as Keiko Miyauchi)
Masaaki Tachibana ... Officer Announcing Monsters' Arrival
Saburô Iketani ... News Reader
Atsuko Takahashi ... Kilaak
Yoshio Miyata ... Kilaak
Ari Sagawa ... Kilaak
Kyôko Mori ... Kilaak
Midori Uchiyama ... Kilaak
Wakako Tanabe ... Kilaak
Michiko Ishii ... Kilaak

Haruo Nakajima ... Military Advisor / Godzilla / Baragon
Teruo Nigaki ... Rodan
Yû Sekida ... Anguirus
'Little Man' Machan ... Minya
Susumu Utsumi ... King Ghidorah
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hal Linden ... Akira Kubo (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Norman Rose ... Opening Narrator (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Dr. Otani (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ishirô Honda  writer
Takeshi Kimura  (as Kaoru Mabuchi)

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Taiichi Kankura 
 
Film Editing by
Ryôhei Fujii 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (restored version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seiji Tani .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Sadamasa Nishimoto .... sound effects
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound effects
Shoichi Yoshizawa .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects (as Sademasa Arikawa)
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects photographer
Yasuyuki Inoue .... special effects art director
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Fumio Nakadai .... special effects wire work
Teruyoshi Nakano .... chief assistant director of special effects
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects supervisor
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Sudono Iizuda .... optical photographer
Yoichi Manoda .... special effects cameraman
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special effects opticals
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects cameraman
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter (US version)
Salvatore Billitteri .... supervisor: US dubbing
James H. Nicholson .... presenter (US version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaijû sôshingeki" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:89 min | USA:88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
This was Yoshio Tsuchiya's final appearance in a Showa era Gojira (Godzilla) film. He would return to the series for the film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) in the Hesei era.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When the reporter announces that Baragon is attacking Paris, it is actually Gorosaurus. The Baragon suit was loaned out to Tsubaraya Productions for use on one of their television series and wasn't returned in time for filming.See more »
Quotes:
Kilaak Queen:Ghidorah is a space monster. The monsters from Earth cannot win. I will get in touch with you, when you feel like giving up.
Major Tada:Why that...
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Buddy System, 21 August 2000

What happens when a group of aliens take over Monster Island and begin to manipulate the monsters through radar to do their bidding? Why you have the plot of Destroy All Monsters then, which is, for a Godzilla picture, good entertainment. The story is figuratively and literally far-out, but that does not detract from the fun as we see a band of scientists discover how these aliens exercise their control and then unleash the monster's instinctual powers against them. Godzilla, now a good monster, battles with buddies like Rodan, Manya, Varan, and more, against the aliens who plan on world domination. When the aliens no longer can control the monsters, they send for that outer space monster Ghidrah the Three-Headed monster to fight ALL the monsters. SInce he couldn't win against two or three of the monsters in a previous picture - he is made short work of here. Again this is nothing more than entertainment meant to pass some time away. It has an inventive story and a pretty crisp pace. My only major complaint is that the monsters really do not get too much screen time. Honda had the directorial reigns, and the music by Ifukube is outstanding!

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