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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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Monster free-for-all: fun stuff See more (57 total) »

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:
Originally there were plans to have two other monsters in the movie as well as the eleven that were used. Those monsters were to have been Ebirah from Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) and the giant walrus Maguma from Gorath (1962)See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Referenced in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010) (V)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Monster free-for-all: fun stuff, 7 July 2006
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

Toho decided to throw a block party for monsters in Tokyo, and invited every creature they could get to sign on to do the flick. Their three biggest mega stars are featured: the lovable giant fire-breathing lizard Godzilla, the supersonic bird who stirs up hurricane winds, Rodan; and the evil three-headed serpent King Ghidora. Throw in the talents of several other monsters and you have a Battle Royale that's a feast for the eyes.

Aliens want to conquer the Earth. So they use hypnosis chips on both key humans as well as the giant beasts, forcing them to assist in a sinister scheme. The human actors, although intentionally upstaged by their larger co-stars, make for an interesting invasion from within story. The actors really do a good job showing urgency in this battle for Earth, (in spite of the sometimes questionable dubbing job). The action moves fast and furious, leading to the inevitable climactic monster showdown.

The film incorporates the monster back stories as much as possible; considering how many creatures get in the act, that's quite an accomplishment. It's fun to see them all together; and they put on several good destruction and battle scenes. The TV reporter doing a sports play-by-play in the decisive battle is a great touch, giving us great lines such as, "Listen to the monsters, with their cries of horror and sudden death!"

Fun stuff for Japanese monster movie fans or anyone who likes a good, campy, action filled flick.

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