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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 13 September 1965 (USA)
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Director:

Ishirô Honda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôsuke Natsuki Yôsuke Natsuki ... Detective Shindo
Yuriko Hoshi Yuriko Hoshi ... Naoko Shindo
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Professor Miura
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Princess of Sergina
Emi Itô Emi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yumi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Takashi Shimura ... Dr. Tsukamoto
Akihiko Hirata ... Chief Detective Okita
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô ... Malmess, Chief Assassin
Minoru Takada Minoru Takada ... Prime Minister
Someshô Matsumoto Someshô Matsumoto ... Alien Expert
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Honest Fisherman
Kôzô Nomura Kôzô Nomura ... Geologist
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Editor in Chief Kanamaki
Susumu Kurobe ... Moustachoied Assassin
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Storyline

A princess who gets controlled by aliens form Venus who assassins are after who a police officer must protect. Mean while Godzilla and rodan returns to wreak some havoc on japan . While that is happening a meteor crashes lands on earth which holds a three headed space dragon king ghidorah . Will Godzilla let the earth be destroyed by king ghidorah or will he help rodan and mothra to save the earth from this three headed dragon Written by harrywubbyluke

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The Three-Headed Monster battles Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan for the world!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Kurobe Dam, Toyama, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1971 reissue) | (English dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of two films in the series that Yôsuke Natsuki appeared in. Natsuke's next series appearance wouldn't take place until 20 years later when he appeared in Godzilla 1985 (1985). See more »

Goofs

The Rodan head puppet used for close-ups does not match the full-size Rodan suit's head. The puppet head has bigger eyes, and a smaller beak. See more »

Quotes

[translated version]
Detective Shindo: Ahhh, these monsters are as stupid as human beings!
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Alternate Versions

In the American version, the scene in the police station prior to Shindo being informed of Princess Salno's trip is cut drastically. In the Japanese version the scene begins with Shindo meeting with a journalist friend and the two of them discuss the strange occurrences throughout the world (the heatwave, the meteor shower and the encephalitis outbreak) and culminates with Shindo meeting up with his chief. See more »

Connections

Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) See more »

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The worm turns...
6 December 2009 | by xnet95See all my reviews

...into a mediator! Mothra has many talents, including the ability to be a monster counselor. I love it!

I've been watching all the Godzilla movies sequentially, and this one was surprisingly enjoyable and well done. The human characters are likable and actually have brains. The story is well-written and has a lot of elements in it that help keep your interest. For example, the parts where there are no monsters fighting are interesting. Usually, the human interaction parts are boring. Plus, we get to see FOUR monsters in this one - AWESOME! And last, but not least - The Peanuts. Any movie with the Peanuts has to be good (well, maybe...) And, I love the woman playing the princess/Venusian. She is drop-dead gorgeous. Her face is so beautiful. The story-line concerning her adds much to the film.

All of my comments are about the original Japanese version with English sub-titles. This is a very solid movie and can be enjoyed by people that might not love monster movies. If you love monster movies, you'll be in monster heaven...


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