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Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

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

Director:

Motoyoshi Oda
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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 ... (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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

GIGANTIS: Raging out of the bowels of the earth... a hundred tons of hell and fire to ravage and destroy! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Counterattack of the Monsters See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Takei's first film project. See more »

Goofs

Godzilla's look radically changes in closeups, when he's portrayed by a hand puppet rather than a suit. This is most apparent when he's seen from the front: the suit has a very wide head with noticeable ears, whereas the puppet's head is more narrow, and the teeth are far more crooked. The eyes also look different. See more »

Quotes

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

The director, Motoyoshi Oda, is misspelled as Motoyoshi Qdq. See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) See more »

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Good...No, Awesome Godzilla Movie!
17 April 2007 | by Akimbo_SliceSee all my reviews

Let me just begin this review by saying that I never intended to like this movie. I only got the DVD to add to my Godzilla collection. I knew that it was old and some of the stuff in the movie looks cheesy and the gave Godzilla the name Gigantis, but I misjudged this movie.

Godzilla Raids Again is definitely one of the top contenders for my favorite Godzilla movie (right with Final Wars, Gojira and Godzilla 2000.) Seeing as this is one of Godzilla's rarer movies, I consider myself lucky that I saw it.

So, to sum up my review in 1 sentence, I guess I'll say this. This movie wasn't what I expected, in a good way.


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