Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

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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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Director:

Ishirô Honda

Writer:

Shin'ichi Sekizawa

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21 October 2001 | BaronBl00d
Godzilla Vs. Ghidorah Again!
Some astronauts(two to be specific...one of which is Nick Adams) leave planet Earth and fly to planet X. Once there, they discover life underground that supposedly lives in fear of King Ghidorah. They ask Earth to send Rodan and Godzilla to their planet to fight Ghidorah. Earth agrees, and the aliens send a tape back with the astronauts after their second voyage that tells Earthlings to submit to the alien will, or King Ghidorah, really their own private monster, will destroy them. This is an interesting film in the Godzilla series that has some pretty good sci-fi elements blended with good ole Godzilla fun. The monsters are what you would expect and the acting is pretty pedestrian as a rule. Adams is an unwelcome addition as his acting ability is somewhat suspect, and he tends to stick out like a sore thumb. Nevertheless, the film zips along at a nice pace. My only major criticism is that the monsters, and in particular Godzilla, have too few scenes. Inshiro Hondo directed this one, and it has many of his distinctive touches.

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Godzilla's famous/infamous "victory dance" after defeating King Ghidorah on Planet X was based upon the "shê" gag pose, a trademark of the mischievous character Iyami from the manga "Osomatsu-kun," created by famous Japanese cartoonist Fujio Akatsuka. Iyami would go into this pose every time he is surprised, and scream "shê!" This has become a famous pose in Japanese popular culture. Yoshio Tsuchiya (the actor playing the Controller of Planet X) was a big fan of the "Osomatsu-kun" comic-strip, and asked special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya if Godzilla could do a "shê" pose. Having already given Godzilla a more humorous and playful side, Eiji agreed, cleverly incorporating the pose into a "victory dance" for the monster. However, director Ishirô Honda was not impressed. After some debating, it was ultimately left in the final print.


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Narrator: The startling announcement touched off demonstrations around the world. Some demonstrators urged capitulation, calling for peace at any price. The majority, however, seemed to favor strong resistance. Opposing factions clashed violently in dozens of...


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In several shots, the track on which the military vehicles move, along with support beams holding them in place can clearly be seen. In some cases these supports hold the vehicles up so high that their tires don't touch the ground.


Alternate Versions

In the Japanese version, the cure promised by the aliens is specifically for all forms of cancer. However, in the American version the cure is for all diseases not just cancer.

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