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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>
George Takei, better known as Lt. Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek (1966), was one of the many voice actors employed for this film. The only other Kaiju film he performed voice work for was in the Americanized version of Rodan (1956). See more »
Strings holding up Godzilla's tail visible as he and Anguirus plunge into the water. See more »
In the closing credits, Minoru Chiaki's name is misspelled as "Mindru Chiaki". See more »
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Not as haunting as the first Godzilla film, but still a solid sequel.
Another of Godzilla's species is discovered on an island, along with a spiky creature called Angilusaurus (or Angilus for short). Before long the two monsters are wrecking havoc.
Though this film was rushed out, it has the advantages of being made in the age when Godzilla films were serious-themed. The scenes in which city populations are told to turn their lights off to avoid Godzilla's attention at night are atmospheric and recall World War 2, when city lights were turned off to avoid the attention of enemy bombers. The music is haunting and the scenery, especially on the island, is suitably eerie. The film does tail away towards the end, but it's still one of the stronger sequels.
As with the original, and most other Godzilla films, the original non-dubbed version with subtitles is recommended.
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