- 1hr 36m
- 1hr 36m
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Movie Info & Cast
- Akira Takarada
- Momoko Kôchi
- Akihiko Hirata
- Takashi Shimura
- Fuyuki Murakami
- Sachio Sakai
- Toranosuke Ogawa
- Ren Yamamoto
- Hiroshi Hayashi
- Seijirô Onda
Did You Know?
- The movie's opening scene was inspired by the Lucky Dragon incident, where the fishing boat known as the Lucky Dragon strayed too close to what was named the most powerful nuclear test ever and was contaminated with radiation. A crew on board a fishing boat, going about their normal day, suddenly a bright flash of light catches their attention, and they are soon bombarded with radioactivity. The only difference is that the boat catches fire and sinks in the movie. Also, if you look closely at the life preserver, you will see the marking "No. 5". This was a reference to the ship Lucky Dragon No. 5, which was one of the inspirations for the film.
- You can see the wires leading from the planes as they attack Gojira.
- Daisuke Serizawa-hakase: If my device can serve a good purpose, I would announce it to everyone in the world! But in its current form, it's just a weapon of horrible destruction. Please understand, Ogata!
- Hideto Ogata: I understand. But if we don't use your device against Godzilla, what are we going to do?
- Daisuke Serizawa-hakase: Ogata, if the Oxygen Destroyer is used even once, politicians from around the world will see it. Of course, they'll want to use it as a weapon. Bombs versus bombs, missiles versus missiles, and now a new superweapon to throw upon us all! As a scientist - no, as a human being - I can't allow that to happen! Am I right?
- Hideto Ogata: Then what do we do about the horror before us now? Should we just let it happen? If anyone can save us now, Serizawa, you're the only one! If... you use the device to defeat Godzilla, unless you reveal what you have done, who will know about it?
- Daisuke Serizawa-hakase: Ogata, humans are weak animals. Even if I burn my notes, the secret will still be in my head. Until I die, how can I be sure I won't be forced by someone to make the device again?
Atom User Reviews
Half a century after its release, Godzilla couldn't be more current.
Not that Honda's original Godzilla is a message movie first and foremost. It's a horror flick, and an ingenious one at that, with visual effects so vivid that gimmicky spin-offs became an enduring staple of popular film.
A definitive, low-tech stomping of every sci-fi clone that has sprung up in the original's wake.