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Koji Kobayashi, a spotter for a Japanese fishing fleet crash lands his plane on a barren island. His best friend, Shoichi Tsukioka, manages to find him and lands his plane next to his so he can be rescued. The two pilots are shocked when they see two giant monsters waging war before falling into the ocean. The two pilots race back to Japan to inform the government what they saw. Soon the world comes to the realization, that a monster closely related to the original Godzilla is on the loose as well as a new monster named Angilas. Soon, the two monsters arrive in Osaka where they resume their battle. Will the two monsters destroy Osaka before they ultimately destroy each other?Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
Special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya wanted the fight scenes filmed in slow motion, but a camera technician accidentally undercranked the camera instead of overcranking it, resulting in the action appearing faster than reality. Tsuburaya liked the effect, and decided to use it in the film. See more »
Godzilla's look radically changes in closeups, when he's portrayed by a hand puppet rather than a suit. This is most apparent when he's seen from the front: the suit has a very wide head with noticeable ears, whereas the puppet's head is more narrow, and the teeth are far more crooked. The eyes also look different. See more »
In the closing credits, Minoru Chiaki's name is misspelled as "Mindru Chiaki". See more »
In the American version, the scene where the film of Gojira's first attack on Tokyo is shown has several seconds added on to it as well as stop motion footage provided by Warner Bros. Also, the film adds narration to the sequence. See more »
Not as haunting as the first Godzilla film, but still a solid sequel.
Another of Godzilla's species is discovered on an island, along with a spiky creature called Angilusaurus (or Angilus for short). Before long the two monsters are wrecking havoc.
Though this film was rushed out, it has the advantages of being made in the age when Godzilla films were serious-themed. The scenes in which city populations are told to turn their lights off to avoid Godzilla's attention at night are atmospheric and recall World War 2, when city lights were turned off to avoid the attention of enemy bombers. The music is haunting and the scenery, especially on the island, is suitably eerie. The film does tail away towards the end, but it's still one of the stronger sequels.
As with the original, and most other Godzilla films, the original non-dubbed version with subtitles is recommended.
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