PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.
This film was originally written to star King Kong. That explains the uncharacteristic behavior of Godzilla, such as: Godzilla is found sleeping in a cave, when previous films have established that Godzilla rests underwater, he is awakened by lightning, just as King Kong was in King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963), and most uncharacteristically he is protective of Dayo, more typical of Kong's affection toward women.
What kind of laboratory, or a factory, is this?
Ichino: No idea.
Nita: I thought you studied science?
Ichino: But I didn't pass the first year. One thing's for sure, this place doesn't make toys.
Black lines running down the sky backdrop visible in some scenes.
For the Columbia/Tri-Star U.S. DVD release, which uses the original uncut Japanese version, the English language credits list the noted composer Masaru Satô as "Mararu Sato."
In the original Japanese version, there is rock music playing in the background as Godzilla is fighting the Red Bamboo air force. However, when the film was released in America, the music was deleted.