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Astronauts Glen and Fuji travel to Planet X, a newly discovered moon of Jupiter, which for some reason has been transmitting radio waves to Earth. While there the two astronauts are then ordered to go down to the the caverns where the people of the planet are forced to go, allegedly because they are now being attacked on a regular basis by Ghidorah, who moved there after being defeated by Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra several months earlier. The aliens then request that they be allowed to "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan (sans Mothra) as a means of repelling Ghidorah and that in exchange they would be given a formula for a "miracle drug" to combat all forms of cancer. In the meantime, Fuji's sister Haruno is dating inventor Tetsuo Torii, who has just invented a high frequency transmitter to ward off muggers. A few weeks later the aliens take Godzilla and Rodan back to their planet and they seemingly defeat Ghidorah. The astronauts then get a tape recording supposedly containing the formula. The tape actually contains an ultimatum for the people of Earth to surrender or else face destruction from the combined strengths of Godzilla, Rodan and Ghidorah. Will the nations of the world give in to the demands of the aliens or will they be destroyed? And what role does Tetsuo's invention play in the upcoming battle?
Also Known As:
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Invasion of the Astros
Title: Kaiju Daisenso
Release Date: July 29, 1970
Runtime: 81 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Languages: Japanese, English
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K
MPAA Rating: G
Nick Adams ...Astronaut Glenn Amer
Akira Takarada ...Astronaut K. Fuji
Jun Tazaki ...Dr. Sakurai
Akira Kubo ...Tetsuo Teri
Kumi Mizuno ...Miss Namikawa
Keiko Sawai ...Haruno Fuji
yoshio Tsuchiya ...Controller of Planet X
Takamaru Sasaki ...Chairman of Earth Committee
Gen Shimizu ...Minister of Defense
Kenzo Tabu ...Commander from Planet X
yoshifumi Tajima ...General
Nadao Kirino ...Military Aide
Koji Uno ...Namikawa's Associate
Toru Ibuki ...Xian
Kazuo Suzuki ...Xian
Fuyuki Murakami ...Councilman
Noriko Sengoku ...Female Delegate
Sensho Matsumoto ...Buddhist Priest
Kamayuki Tsubono ...Councilman
Goro Naya ...Councilman
Toki Shiozawa ...Tetsuo's Mother
yasuhisa Tsutsumi ...Official
Rinsaku Ogata ...Scientist
yutaka Oka ...Reporter
Saburo Iketani ...News Reader
yoshizo Tatake ...Xian
Mitzuo Tsuda ...Xian
Masaaki Tachibana ...Xian
Hideki Furukawa ...Xian
Ryoji Shimizu ...Xian
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Henry G. Saperstein
Kaiju Daisenso Horror Film Trailer 1
- Tetsuo: You? Well this is a funny place to meet. Yah, I'm gonna die laughing.
Astronaut K. Fuji: [about King Ghidorah] Can't you drive it away? Controller of Planet X: If you have an idea how to do it, won't you tell us?
Controller of Planet X: [about the victory over King Ghidorah, while Godzilla is outside dancing] A happy moment.
Glenn: Mutual trust is a beautiful thing Astronaut K. Fuji: That won't buy groceries.
Glenn: You should have left your sister packed in ice.
- Godzilla's famous/infamous victory dance after defeating King Ghidorah on Planet X was thought up by actor 'Yoshio Tsuchiya' . Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka was all for the idea, but director Ishiro Honda, and FX director Eiji Tsuburaya didn't like it. After some debating, in the end, it was left in the final print
This film wasn't released in the United States for five year because of the death of star Nick Adams. Adams had apparently committed suicide a few months after filming was completed and it was felt that it would inappropriate to release the film so soon after his death.
After its initial U.S. showings, the film was advertised in some venues under the title "Invasion of the Astros", although the actual prints used still carried the "Monster Zero" title.
After the enormous success of the U.S. release of _San daikaiju: Chikyu saidai no kessen (1964)_, some publications ran articles and photographs of this sequel as an upcomeing release under the title "Invasion of Astro-Monster". However, this film was not released in the U.S. until the summer of 1970 under the title "Monster Zero".
Mothra was slated to appear in this film, but for budgetary reasons, she was dropped from the film, as were all references to her in the original script.
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