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Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965)

Kaijû daisensô (original title)
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Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

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Ishirô Honda (as Inoshirô Honda)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Adams ... Astronaut Glenn Amer (as Nikku Adamusu)
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Astronaut K. Fuji
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Dr. Sakurai
Akira Kubo Akira Kubo ... Tetsuo Teri
Kumi Mizuno Kumi Mizuno ... Miss Namikawa
Keiko Sawai Keiko Sawai ... Haruno Fuji
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Controller of Planet X
Takamaru Sasaki Takamaru Sasaki ... Chairman of Earth Committee
Gen Shimizu Gen Shimizu ... Minister of Defense
Kenzô Tabu Kenzô Tabu ... Commander from Planet X
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... General
Nadao Kirino Nadao Kirino ... Military Aide
Kôji Uno Kôji Uno ... Namikawa's Associate
Tôru Ibuki Tôru Ibuki ... Xian
Kazuo Suzuki Kazuo Suzuki ... Xian
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Storyline

Aliens from the mysterious Planet X, which resides on the dark side of of Jupiter, come to Earth asking its people to help them save their world from the dreaded King Ghidrah by letting them "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan. The aliens are actually planning to use the three monsters to take over our planet. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

29 July 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of Astro-Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Myojin, Kochi, Japan

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(re-issue)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Glenn: Get a load of that.
Astronaut K. Fuji: Godzilla!
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Followed by Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) See more »

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An all-out monster-alien war.
20 February 2012 | by kevinxirauSee all my reviews

Now here's a good entry to the franchise starring everyone's favorite fire-breathing dinosaur. Godzilla, having terrorized humanity in the past and battled his first few enemies, had just earned his title of being a hero having helped save the earth from his nemesis King Ghidorah (with some help from Mothra and Rodan). This left him open to being marketed more towards kids and it was time to keep the King of the Monsters on a role to being Japan's defender.

Plot: A new planet has been discovered near Jupiter and soon humanity encounters its inhabitants, the Xilians. The Xilians promise to give to humanity a secret formula to cure diseases provided that they let the aliens borrow Godzilla and Rodan to rid their planet of the menacing King Ghidorah. However, not all is as it seems. They tricked the earthlings and using magnetic waves send the three monsters on a rampage to help conquer the planet. Can our scientific heroes find a way to free the monsters and stop the alien menace? Can Godzilla and Rodan's combined strength rid the Earth of King Ghidorah? The fate of the world hangs by a thread.

There's a lot to like about this flick. This is the first time an alien race has been featured in a Godzilla movie and for the most part the Xiliens are pretty interesting. You don't know whether to trust them or not. All the monster/action scenes are great to watch with plenty of destruction, despite being unfortunately kept to a minimum screen time. Godzilla, along with the other monsters, is given a more lively personality, which allows him to express emotions more effectively. Surprisingly, the human characters are pretty likable, with Nick Adams delivering an amusing performance, and they are all more involved with the story. there's a good deal of realism to the science of this flick and the movie itself has a fun and somewhat mysterious atmosphere.

Overall, this is a nice edition to the Godzilla series. It has all that you would like in a sci-fi creature feature plus a little more. Definitely worth a watch, especially if you're a Godzilla fan. All hail the King of the Monsters!


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