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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.

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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:

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


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla Raids Again 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was released in the United States in May of 1959 by Warner Brothers under the title "Gigantis, the Fire Monster. It would be 55 years before Warner Brothers would release another Godzilla film, Godzilla (2014) in May of 2014. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, as Godzilla's getting buried under an avalanche, the holes on the suit's neck can clearly be seen as the actor's head presses against the rubber skin. 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

Edited from Gojira (1954) See more »

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Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.

The first thing that caught my eye was the presence of Takashi Shimura (Seven Samurai, Akira, Rashomon, Throne of Blood), a major character actor in Japan with over 200 screen appearances.

Then, you hear the voice of George Takei, Sulu in Star Trek, in his first film.

Another voice you hear is that of Marvin Miller, who I remember well in the late 50s as Michael Anthony, the man who delivered the checks on The Millionaire.

This is the American version of the film, as there was no narration in the Japanese version.

In this story, we have two monsters; Gigantis, closely related to the original Godzilla and a new monster named Angilas. What are they going to do without Dr. Serizawa and his secret weapon?

The Army had much better weapons this time, but they did nothing against Gigantis.

They even had a jailbreak and chase in the film, but I can't figure out what that had to do with the monsters.


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