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.
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Monsters of mass destruction.
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23 May 1969 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Destroy All Monsters
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Aspect Ratio: 2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?
Destroy All Monsters brought Ishirô Honda
back as director and Akira Ifukube as the musical composer for the first time in three years. The previous two Godzilla movies, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, and Son of Godzilla, were directed by Jun Fukuda, while the score was composed by Masaru Sato. During this time period, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka wanted to see if another team was capable of directing kaiju movies. The installment after Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla's Revenge, would be Honda's last time directing the series until its last entry, Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). See more
The strings holding up Ghidorah's necks can be seen in a couple of shots. See more
I didn't think Tokyo would escape this terror, but Rodan, Godzilla and Manda are all here at the same time.
That's correct. New York, London, Moscow - they were all very unlucky.
Emergency! Emergency! Mothra is now in District Number 5.
In Toho's international version, their English language credits list special effect director Sademasa Arikawa as "Sanemasa Arikawa." See more
The English version released by American International Pictures in 1969 is entirely different than Toho's export version. AIP contracted with New York's Titan Productions (previously known as Titra Sound Studios) to loop the English dialogue. Among the dubbing personnel for this version were Hal Linden and Bret Morrison. This dialogue track was included by Media Blasters in its 2011 DVD and Blu-Ray release of "Destroy All Monsters," however, newer printings feature only Toho's Japanese and English soundtracks.
AIP was also responsible for several small edits to the film. In the Japanese and international versions, a sign establishing the UN Defense Center can be seen in the rubble of Tokyo. Instead of translating this sign, AIP's editors removed it altogether. Additionally, AIP deleted two shots of Minilla's antics during the climactic monster showdown. AIP also relocated the credits to the end of the picture. See more