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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)

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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2.55 : 1 See more »
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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:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious "seams" running down the "sky" in many shots, revealing where the sections of the painted backdrop meet.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!See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great Fun, 8 December 2005
Author: loufalce from United States

I make no appologies. I LOVE Kaiju films. Period. Godzilla meister Honda- along with special effects guy Tsubaraya are at the top of their form here.After confining the worlds greatest monsters to monsterland- an island where they can run wild yet not do any harm all is not well. It seems that space aliens are controlling their minds and sending them on many city bestroying rampages. Mothra in Beijing, Godzilla in New York, Rodan in Moscow, etc, etc.Meanwhile on the moon-a rocket crew is observing a UFO. Does this have anything to do with the monster attacks? Back at monsterland, the control crew are replaced by the aliens{Who take on human traits} After much intrigue, the alien base is discovered and the fun begins.The special effects are superior. The rockets and UFOs have a pulp magazine quality that was somewhat dated in 1968, but for some reason it works in this film. Especially cool is the tank like vehicle the rocket holds. Even the model work is of the first order and although it would probably would not pass muster with todays computer generated FX fans, it gives this film an immaginative quality that is sadly lacking in most of todays films.And the climactic monster fight with all the genres all time greats is really a blast! Whenever I1m feeling down, I just pop this one in the VCR and bingo! I feel better again.No deep thinking, just fun on a monster size scale.

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