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All Monsters Attack (1969)

Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki (original title)
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A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Directors:

Ishirô Honda, Jun Fukuda (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomonori Yazaki Tomonori Yazaki ... Ichirô Miki
Hideyo Amamoto ... Shinpei Inami
Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai ... Bank Robber Senbayashi
Kazuo Suzuki Kazuo Suzuki ... Bank Robber Okuda
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Kenkichi 'Tack' Miki (Ichiro's Father)
Machiko Naka Machiko Naka ... Ichirô no okâsan
Shigeki Ishida Shigeki Ishida ... The Landlord
Midori Uchiyama Midori Uchiyama ... Minira (voice)
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... Detective
Chôtarô Tôgin Chôtarô Tôgin ... Assistant Detective
Yutaka Sada ... Train engineer
Yutaka Nakayama Yutaka Nakayama ... Guy Painting Billboard
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Bartender
Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
'Little Man' Machan 'Little Man' Machan ... Minira
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Storyline

Ichiro is a highly imaginative, but lonely, boy growing up in urban Tokyo. Every day he comes home to the empty apartment he shares with his railroad worker father and his restaurant hostess mother. His only friends are a toy maker name Shinpei Inami and a little girl named Sachicko. The only other kids that are around is a gang of kids led by a bully named Gabara. To escape his loneliness, Ichiro imagines that he is on Monster Island where he befriends Minya, the son of Godzilla. It is through his daydreams that he watches Godzilla and Minya fight other monsters, including one also named Gabara who is just as bad a bully as the one that is tormenting Ichiro. It is through these daydreams that he learns that it is okay to fight back and face his fears. These lessons also help him to outwit a couple of bumbling bank robbers as well as finally have the guts to stand up to Gabara and his gang. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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See: Prehistoric Monsters Crawl Out of the Hidden Dephs of the Earth and Take Revenge Against the Living!


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Trivia

Eiji Tsuburaya was so busy with his company, Tsuburaya Productions, during the production of this film that Ishirô Honda had to take over the effects direction, which resulted in limited special effects work and stock footage. Tsuburaya did not work on the film at all, aside from the stock footage, but is credited out of respect. See more »

Goofs

Due to stock-footage taken from previous movies, Godzilla's appearance keeps changing from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Minya: Godzilla says that I should learn to fight my own battles, y'know.
Ichiro Miki: Against big guys?
Minya: Uh-huh.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese laserdisc is uncut and fully letterboxed (2:35:1) See more »

Connections

Featured in The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

March of the Monsters
Performed by Crown Records
(U.S. Version Only)
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The Japanese version is better.
6 February 2004 | by Angel_MeiruSee all my reviews

Okay, alot of people said this film was the worst ever made, but I disagree. I say the English version released by UPA did the film NO justice what-so-ever.

Here, let me give you all the run-down:

Sound Effects: US version- They sound very weird and almost muted out. And the sounds that Ichiro's voice actress keeps making does not go with what the child star is saying.

Sound Effects: Japanese version- Ah, now that I can hear better. I don't need to tune up the volume now!

Picture: US version- Pan and Scan.

Picture: Japanese version- Widescreen format. You get to see alot more on what's going on.

Music: US version- Probably one of the few descent things. The theme song is quite upbeat and quite unusual. However, the music may be good, but does it really sound like a Kaiju Eiga soundtrack though?

Music: Japanese Version- Some have thought of it being cutesy poo, but I liked it. Ichiro's actor's voice is soooooo cute! Fits the movie more.

And most importantly......

Minilla's voice: US version- GAAAAAAH! No, no, no, no, no! Is this what gave the Barney creator's their sinister idea? The voice actor gave Minilla-kun no justice!

Minilla's voice: Japanese version- Ahhhh, now that is BETTER! Sounds cuter and more child like. More fitting for Minilla. NOTE: The late Michiko Hirai, who voiced Sally Yumeno in an old school anime series called "Mahô tsukai Sally (aka. Witch girl Sally) did Minilla's voice in Japan.

Overall: Get the Japanese version. It is more pleasant.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minya: Son of Godzilla See more »

Filming Locations:

Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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