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Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Kaijû sôshingeki (original title)
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Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race.

Directors:

Ishirô Honda, Jun Fukuda (uncredited)

Writers:

Ishirô Honda, Takeshi Kimura (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Kubo Akira Kubo ... SY-3 Captain Katsuo Yamabe
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Dr. Yoshido
Yukiko Kobayashi ... Kyoko Manabe
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Dr. Otani
Kyôko Ai Kyôko Ai ... Kilaak Queen
Andrew Hughes Andrew Hughes ... Dr. Stevenson
Chôtarô Tôgin Chôtarô Tôgin ... Ogata
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... General
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Commander Nishikawa
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô ... Major Tada
Yoshio Katsube Yoshio Katsube ... Young Scientist (as Yoshio Katsuda)
Heihachirô Ôkawa Heihachirô Ôkawa ... Engineer (as Henry Okawa)
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Old Farmer
Yutaka Sada ... Police Officer
Hiroshi Okada Hiroshi Okada ... Doctor at hospital
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Storyline

Aliens have released all the giant monsters from their imprisonment on Monster Land and are using them to destroy all major cities on the planet. It is up to the daring crew of the super rocket ship X-2 to infiltrate the aliens' headquarters before the Earth monsters and King Ghidrah annihilate the planet. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Taglines:

The Monsters in in revolt. And the world is on the brink of destruction!! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Varan was going to have a larger role in the film. Unfortunately when the producers saw how deteriorated the costume was after years in storage it was decided to use a puppet and film it at very long range. See more »

Goofs

Even though about 40 years have passed since the previous movie, Godzilla's son Minilla still looks exactly the same as before and he still has trouble breathing atomic rays. While one can argue that maybe monsters age slower, in his debut film Minilla grew from a infant into a much larger child under a very short time. See more »

Quotes

News Reader: The major cities of the world are being destroyed, one-by-one by the monsters: Moscow by Rodan, Peking by Mothra, London by Manda, Paris by Baragon. And, here's a special news bulletin. Godzilla is now in New York City. The city is being invaded by Godzilla!
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Crazy Credits

In Toho's international version, their English language credits list special effects director Sadamasa Arikawa as "Sanemasa Arikawa." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original version it is stated that the base where the Moonlight SY-3 departs from at the beginning of the movie is located on Iwo Jima. However, in either of the English dubs it is never mentioned where the base is located. See more »

Connections

Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) See more »

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Operation Monsterland (1968)
26 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Love Godzilla, love other monsters, love aliens, love destruction, love this movie.Destroy All Monsters takes us into the future where all monsters are now confined to Monster Island. All goes well until a race of alien metal people kidnap the monsters. Then, they brainwash them and set them to attack the major cities of the world. After so many Godzilla island adventures, it was so good to see the cities having their asses whooped. Great designs and model work left for a series of inventive attacks. By the end it all descends into a chaotic (and very unfair) fight. However, their were some genuine moments of panic. There was a moment between Anguilas and King Ghiddorah which left me almost covering my eyes. The sheer intensity, and likable monsters made it an engaging affair. We're left to deliberate how creatures instinctively know who their enemies are. This is a greatest hits for all fans of the genre.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY200,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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