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Release Date:
23 May 1969 (USA) See more »
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Monsters of mass destruction. See more »
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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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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 originally intended to be the final film of the "Godzilla" series. Toho changed their minds after seeing how successful this film was.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The strings holding up Ghidorah's necks can be seen in a couple of shots.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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Monsters, Monsters, Monsters., 13 September 2008
Author: jerekra from United States

Destroy All Monsters has more monsters in it than any other Godzilla Film. That is the most famous thing about this film, does that make it a good film? You will hear my opinion.

In the year 1999(do not know why they chose this year over 2000) all of the Earth's Monsters are contained on the Ogasawara Islands. This island they are on is named Monsterland. Giant gas emiting machines and force fields keep the monsters contained. A moon base is present on the Moon and it coordinates with Earth and Monsterland. Soon Monsterland loses power and the moon base goes to Monsterland to see if everything is OK. As it turns out all of the Earths Monsters are no longer on Monsterland and are attacking Major cities. It turns out that a race of aliens known as the Kilaak's has taken control of all of the Earth's Monsters and has let them loose on major Earth Cities. Scientists are able to discover that the Kilaaks are using mechanical devices implemented in the monsters minds to control them, Kilaaks soon start doing this with people as well. Earth must destroy the control the Kilaaks control of the monsters and put them back on Monsterland in order to save itself.

Overall the story in this film works. I could see all of Earth's monsters contained on an island so that they can not escape and cause havoc. It is cool how this film has a sort of futuristic touch to it, with the whole moon base and monsterland things going on.

The Kilaaks are a good evil race. Taking control of all of the Earth's Monsters and setting them loose on various cities is a pretty good plan.

There are 11 different monsters that appear in this film. They include Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Mothra, Kumonga, Gorosaurus, Manda, Varan, Baragon, Minya, and Ghidorah. You would think that with so many different monsters that it would be hard to give them all screen time, they do an OK job with a few exceptions at giving each monster his time.

Godzilla is the main monster in this film. However Rodan, Gorosaurus, Mothra, and Anguirus also appear a lot in this film. Manda only shows up for a little bit during the attack on Japan. Ghidorah appears for one great scene where it is him against Earth's Monsters. Kumonga and Minya only show up for a little to fight Ghidorah.

Now an explanation on Varan and Baragon. I was excited to see this film because Baragon would be in it and he is my favorite monster. However he only appears for a brief second when all of the monsters are marching towards the Kilaak Base, and then for another few seconds when they show him on Monsterland. So my favorite monster only shows up for a few seconds. This is mainly due to the fact that I guess the Baragon suit was in bad shape due to being used in the show "Ultraman". At least they mention that Baragon is in the film, Varan shows up and they never mention him.

This leads me to another part of the film I should explain. After Gorosaurus attacks Paris, the newscaster gives credit to Baragon. Also as Gorosaurus is attacking Paris he makes Baragon's roar. What happened I guess is that Baragon was supposed to destroy Paris but they had to change to a different monster because of how bad the suit was. They left in Baragon's roar though. Why they chose Gorosaurus though, I don't know. It does not seem that he could burrow with his small arms, I would have choose Anguirus but whatever.

One flaw is that there are a lot of monsters, but after the attack all the monsters do on Japan, you really have to wait a while to see them. Waiting for monsters to appear when you know there are a lot is usually bad, but I think that the suspense build up is worth it in this film. SO it is not bad. Just a little odd that with so many different monsters there is a long period of time between them appearing on screen.

The final monster fight at the end between Ghidorah and all of the Earth's Monsters is one of the greatest fights ever in movie history. Although all of Earth's monsters show up, Godzilla, Anguirus, and Gorosaurus do most of the work. Rodan, Kumonga, Minya, and Mothra(damn) all help a little. Manda, Baragon, and Varan do not take part in the fight at all. But this fight is awesome. You get to see one of the most brutal fights, even Ghidorah chooses to use his brute strength more than just using his gravity beams like he usually does. The part where Gorosaurus kicks Ghidorah in the back knocking him down is easily the best part of the whole fight. A major reason this movie is so good is that they have Anguirus and Gorosaurus help Godzilla fight Ghidorah. If they had chose to show Rodan and Mothra help more people would think that they had already seen a fight like this before.

Also well done is the monster attacks on major cities. You get to see a lot of different cities get destroyed like Moscow, New York, Paris, and Beijing. That is cool how a different monster goes after a different city and then they all converge on Japan at once.

So this is the monster film of monster films. You get to see most of the monsters for a good amount of time. Great science fiction style story, lots of monsters, great monster fight, and lots of destruction. One of the best in the series and one that I will always recommend to people.

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