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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster ()

San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (original title)
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

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Yôsuke Natsuki ...
Detective Shindo
Yuriko Hoshi ...
Naoko Shindo
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Professor Miura
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Princess of Sergina
Emi Itô ...
Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
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Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
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Dr. Tsukamoto
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Chief Detective Okita
Hisaya Itô ...
Malmess, Chief Assassin
Minoru Takada ...
Prime Minister
Someshô Matsumoto ...
Alien Expert
Ikio Sawamura ...
Honest Fisherman
Kôzô Nomura ...
Geologist
Kenji Sahara ...
Editor in Chief Kanamaki
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Moustachoied Assassin
Tôru Ibuki ...
Short-Tie Assassin
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Showoff Door-Opener Assassin
Haruya Katô ...
Journalist
Shin Ôtomo ...
Boss of Assassins
Senkichi Ômura ...
Would-Be Hat Retriever
Yutaka Nakayama ...
Tourist with Lost Hat
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Astronomer
Yutaka Oka ...
Meteorite Scientist
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Princess Salno's aide
Yoshio Kosugi ...
Chief of Infant Island
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Heedless Ship Captain
Kôji Uno ...
Hotel Clerk
Shigeki Ishida ...
Guy in Crowd
Toshihiko Furuta ...
Villager
Kôtarô Tomita ...
Villager
Ichiya Aozora ...
Himself - Host of TV Show / Tall Man
Senya Aozora ...
Himself - Host of TV Show / Short man
Yuriko Hanabusa ...
Shindo's mother
Nakajirô Tomita ...
General Hyodo
Hideo Shibuya ...
Journalist
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Gojira
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Kingugidora
Masaki Shinohara ...
Radon
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Mothra
Kôji Uruki ...
Radon
Kenzô Echigo
Bin Furuya
Yoshio Hattori
Toku Ihara
Kazuo Imai
Daisuke Inoue
Saburô Kadowaki
Keiichirô Katsumoto
Takuzô Kumagai
Jun Kuroki
Oshio Miura
Jun'ichirô Mukai
Haruya Sakamoto
Seiji Ikeda ...
Man in Crowd
Kenji Tsubono
Mitsuo Tsuda
Tamami Urayama

Directed by

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Ishirô Honda

Written by

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Shin'ichi Sekizawa ... ()

Produced by

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Tomoyuki Tanaka ... executive producer

Music by

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Akira Ifukube

Cinematography by

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Hajime Koizumi

Film Editing by

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Ryôhei Fujii

Production Design by

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Takeo Kita

Art Direction by

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Takeo Kita

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Koji Hashimoto ... assistant director
Ken Sano ... chief assistant director

Sound Department

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Osamu Chiku ... sound mixer
Hisashi Shimonaga ... sound effects editor
Fumio Yanoguchi ... sound recordist

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Sadamasa Arikawa ... special effects cameraman
Tadashi Koibe ... special effects assistant production manager
Yukio Manoda ... matte photography
Shigeru Nakamura ... production manager
Teruyoshi Nakano ... chief assistant director of special effects
Sokei Tomioka ... special effects cameraman
Eiji Tsuburaya ... special effects director
Akira Watanabe ... special effects art director
Taka Yuki ... matte process

Visual Effects by

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Kyuichirô Kishida ... special effects lighting
Hiroshi Mukoyama ... special effects opticals

Stunts

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Haruo Nakajima ... stunt choreographer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Shoshichi Kojima ... lighting supervisor

Music Department

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Hiroshi Miyagawa ... composer: song "Call Happiness"

Other crew

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Joseph Bellucci ... dubbing director

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A princess who gets controlled by aliens form Venus who assassins are after who a police officer must protect. Mean while Godzilla and rodan returns to wreak some havoc on japan . While that is happening a meteor crashes lands on earth which holds a three headed space dragon king ghidorah . Will Godzilla let the earth be destroyed by king ghidorah or will he help rodan and mothra to save the earth from this three headed dragon Written by harrywubbyluke

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Taglines The Three-Headed Monster battles Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan for the world! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gojira Mosura Kingu Gidora: Chikyu saidai no kessen (Japan)
  • Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Battle on Earth (World-wide, English title)
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (United States)
  • Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (United States)
  • Monster of Monsters: Ghidorah (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $11,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia This was the first movie to feature King Ghidorah, who would later go on to be Toho's main villain monster, fighting both Godzilla and Mothra as well as making appearances on Japanese television. See more »
Goofs During one of the scenes in which the pick axes and rocks are being attracted to Ghidorah's meteor, a hand is seen throwing the last rock. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gojira Fantajî: SF Kôkyô Fantajî (1984). See more »
Quotes [translated version]
[the twin fairies translate a conversation between Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra]
Shobijin, Shobijin: Oh, Godzilla, what terrible language.
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