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Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Gojira no gyakushû (original title)
Approved | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1959 (USA)
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Directors:

Motoyoshi Oda, Ishirô Honda (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Shoichi Tsukioka
Setsuko Wakayama Setsuko Wakayama ... Hidemi Yamaji - Koehi's Daughter
Minoru Chiaki ... Kôji Kobayashi
Takashi Shimura ... Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu ... Zoologist Dr. Tadokoro
Seijirô Onda Seijirô Onda ... Captain Terasawa of Osaka Defense Corps
Sônosuke Sawamura ... Hokkaido Branch Manager Shingo Shibeki
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Tajima, Member of Osaka Defense Corps
Mayuri Mokushô Mayuri Mokushô ... Radio Operator Yasuko Inouye
Minosuke Yamada Minosuke Yamada ... Chief of Civil Defense
Yukio Kasama Yukio Kasama ... Koehi Yamaji, President of the Fishery
Senkichi Ômura Senkichi Ômura ... Small Escaped Convict
Ren Yamamoto Ren Yamamoto ... Commander of Landing Craft
Shin Ôtomo Shin Ôtomo ... Convict Leader
Shirô Tsuchiya Shirô Tsuchiya ... Captain of Fishing Boat (as Hirotoshi Tsuchiya)
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Storyline

Koji Kobayashi, a spotter for a Japanese fishing fleet crash lands his plane on a barren island. His best friend, Shoichi Tsukioka, manages to find him and lands his plane next to his so he can be rescued. The two pilots are shocked when they see two giant monsters waging war before falling into the ocean. The two pilots race back to Japan to inform the government what they saw. Soon the world comes to the realization, that a monster closely related to the original Godzilla is on the loose as well as a new monster named Angilas. Soon, the two monsters arrive in Osaka where they resume their battle. Will the two monsters destroy Osaka before they ultimately destroy each other? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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ANGURUS: Screaming its challenge of mortal combat... shooting 10,000 degree jets of flaming devastation! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only Godzilla movie where Godzilla's spines do not glow before he releases his radioactive flame. See more »

Goofs

During one of Godzilla and Angurius' fights, you can see where the Godzilla hand puppet ends and the technician's arm begins. See more »

Quotes

[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka: Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, Minoru Chiaki's name is misspelled as "Mindru Chiaki". See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version was narrated from beginning to end by the character, Shoichi Tsukioka. The Japanese version was left without the narrations. See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) See more »

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25 December 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

First Godzilla sequel isn't on the level of the original film, artistically speaking, but it is entertaining as a simple monster movie. The story this time has Godzilla (called Gigantis in the English version and explained to be a different creature from the first film) fighting with another monster called Anguirus. Turns out Godzilla and Anguirus have a rivalry that dates back millions of years. The same H-bomb tests that awoke the first Godzilla awoke these two. Now they're battling it out and everybody's worried they will destroy Japan in the process.

Like most Godzilla movies, it's all pretty silly but hard to dislike. The English dubbing is very enthusiastic. In some parts the atmosphere is tarnished by the overly perky narration but it's all fun so I didn't mind it much. More critical viewers might be put off by it though. The special effects are hokey but that's part of the joy of watching these old movies. Anguirus is a spiky-backed creature that, we're told, "has brains in several parts of his body." Which is hilarious if you think about it. The action scenes and fight scenes between the two monsters are very cool. I would compare watching this to watching one of the many Universal horror sequels or some of the low-budget American sci-fi flicks of the '50s. They are flawed movies but endlessly entertaining if you aren't too demanding.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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