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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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Simply tremendous fun,possibly the essential Japanese monster movie See more (57 total) »

Cast

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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 film also marked the first appearance of Monster Island, which was called Monster Land in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Godzilla attacks Tokyo and is being shelled, a building is hit and its side blown off. Windows warp, but remain in place, revealing they were plastic.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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Movie Connections:
References Atragon (1963)See more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Simply tremendous fun,possibly the essential Japanese monster movie, 22 March 2004
Author: DrLenera

Destroy All Monsters is one of the most sheerly entertaining Godzilla movies. The story,if derivative of Monster Zero,is large-scale and exciting {although the alien invasion idea would soon be done to death},the action is non-stop and the film features almost all the monsters from Toho films made up to that time. There is mass destruction,lazer gun shoot-outs,lots of barmy but cool ideas such as Monster Island,a place where all Earth's monsters are kept by scientists-how can the movie not be terrific entertainment?

There are a few flaws with the film which may not have been present if the Toho of 1964 had made it rather than the Toho of 1968. Although the story has the entire world threatened and several of Earth's cities destroyed,the budget did obviously not extend to allowing much of a depiction of this,bar some brief,unconvincing scenes. Also,a few of the monsters are only briefly shown,such as Varan {The Unbelievable},who appears only in two blink-and -you're-miss-them shots {the suit had been ruined and there was not enough money to buy a new one}. The film may therefore have actually been better with less monsters. However,criticisms of dullness are ridiculous,the film is constant action,which makes up for the lack of interesting human characters,and amazingly,the film is taken more seriously than many of the other Godzilla films,almost achieving the perfection of tone of Godzilla Vs Mothra. Of course,there are a few wonderfully stupid moments,like the sequence of our heroes severing a control device with a lazer which helariously goes on for ages. A shame the final Earth monsters vs Ghidorah fight is too short,but than Ghidorah did not really stand a chance!

Terrific fun,though,with a wonderful Akira Ifikube score featuring two of the most memorable kaiju themes! Not the best Godzilla film,but probably the most essential one to see!

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