G | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The intent of Toho was that this was going to be the final Godzilla film ever be made. However, its success would motivate Toho to continue the series, albeit under different conditions. This film is often considered the end of Toho's Golden Age of science fiction/monster films as future films would reduce the budgets and staff in response to a struggling Japanese film industry. Toho would attempt to increase the production values of films in 1970s, though they would not match the elaborate production of prior films such as this one.
I didn't think Tokyo would escape this terror, but Rodan, Godzilla and Manda are all here at the same time.
Major Tada: That's correct. New York, London, Moscow - they were all very unlucky.
Announcer: Emergency! Emergency! Mothra is now in District Number 5.
When Anguirus lets go of Ghidorah's neck and drops to the ground, dust starts rising up before he touches down.
In Toho's international version, their English language credits list special effects director Sadamasa Arikawa as "Sanemasa Arikawa."
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.