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Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru, an island previously used for atomic tests. Amazingly free of radiation effects, they believe they were protected by a special juice given to them by the natives. A joint expedition of Rolithican and Japanese scientists explores Beiru and discovers many curious things, including two women only a foot high. Unscrupulous expedition leader Clark Nelson abducts the women and puts them in a vaudeville show. But their sweet singing contains a telepathic cry for help to Mothra, the gigantic moth worshiped as a goddess by the island people. Mothra seeks the women in Tokyo, wreaking the usual havoc and special effects.
Incredible! Inconceivable! World wrecked as monster hunts human mates!
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Release Date: May 10, 1962
Runtime: 101 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Languages: Japanese, English
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: G
Frankie Sakai ...Journalist Senichiro 'Sen-chan' Fukuda (AKA:...
Hiroshi Koizumi ...Dr. Shin'ichi Chujo
Kyoko Kagawa ...Photgrapher Michi Hanamura
Ken Uehara ...Dr. Harada
Emi Ito ...Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
yumi Ito ...Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Jerry Ito ...Clark Nelson
Takashi Shimura ...News Editor
Tetsu Nakamura ...Nelson's Henchman
Akihiro Tayama ...Shinji Chujo
Obel Wyatt ...Dr. Roff
Akihiko Hirata ...Doctor
Seizaburo Kawazu ...General
yoshifumi Tajima ...Military Advisor
Robert Dunham ...Rolisican Cop
Harold Conway ...Rolisican Ambassador
Osman yusuf ...Nelson's Rolisican Henchman (as Johnny yuseph)
yoshio Kosugi ...Ship Captain
Ren yamamoto ...Ship Survivor
Haruya Kato ...Ship Survivor
Ko Mishima ...Ship Survivor
Rinsaku Ogata ...Ship Survivor
Kenji Sahara ...Helicopter Pilot
Akira yamada ...Island Worshipper
Takeo Nagashima ...Island Dancer
Arai Hayamizu ...Island Dancer
Akira Wakamatsu ...Nelson's Henchman
Hiroshi Akitsu ...Nelson's Henchman
Hiroshi Iwamoto ...Nelson's Henchman
Toshio Miura ...Nelson's Henchman
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"Mosura ya Mosura"
"Daughters of Infant Island"
"MOSURA NO UTA"
More Movie Taglines:
- Incredible! Inconceivable! World wrecked as monster hunts human mates!
- Mightiest monster in all creation! Ravishing a universe for love!
- Monster Ravages Earth!
- In the American version, Mothra's home's name is changed from Infant Island to Beiru. However, in the American versions of her next three appearances, the island is called Infant Island.
Jerry Ito and Robert Dunham both spoke their lines in both English as well as Japanese.
Jerry Ito's slow stilted delivery of his Japanese dialog fit his character as a foreigner speaking Japanese. This was not an intentional part of his performance. At the time this was made, Jerry Ito had been studying the Japanese language for over six months and was not completely fluent.
SPOILER: This is the first Japanese monster film in which the monster doesn't get "killed" at the end.
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Rating: 7.4 out of 10.0 - 75 votes cast total