Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster


三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦
San Daikaijū Chikyū Saidai No Kessen
Three Giant Monsters: Greatest Battle of Earth
Also known as Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 20, 1964
Runtime 93 minutes
Preceded by Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Followed by Monster Zero (1965)

三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦
San Daikaijū Chikyū Saidai No Kessen
Three Giant Monsters: Greatest Battle of Earth

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Also known as Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 20, 1964
Runtime 93 minutes
Preceded by Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Followed by Monster Zero (1965)

Princess Selina of Salno plans a state visit to Japan. Her plane is sabotaged by the opposition from her country and she is feared dead. Later a homeless woman appears prophesying that monsters will attack Japan. She accurately predicts the return of Godzilla and Rodan. Detective Shindo realizes that the prophetess is in fact the missing princess, although she has lost her memory. The opposition from Salno also recognize her and dispatch assassins to finish the job.

Shindo takes Selina into protective custody and has her treated at a brain institute. They learn that she is under some form of hypnosis and believes she is from Venus. The Venusian civilization was destroyed thousands of years ago by a fierce monster, King Ghidorah. Ghidorah now threatens the Earth, having arrived encased in a meteor. Ghidorah breaks free and attacks Japan. The Japanese appeal to Mothra, although Mothra is still an infant.

Mothra convinces Godzilla and Rodan to join the fight against King Ghidorah. The assassins attack Shindo and Selina, but they are caught in the monsters’ battle and killed. The combined forces of Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra drive Ghidorah away from Earth. Selina’s memory returns; she thanks Shindo and returns to Salno.

Top Billed Cast

Yosuke Natsuki Detective Shindo
Yuriko Hoshi Naoko Shindo
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Murai
Takashi Shimura Dr. Tsukamoto
The Peanuts The Shobijin
Akiko Wakabayashi Princess Salno
Hisaya Ito Malmess
Susumu Kurobe Assassin
Akihiko Hirata Chief Okita
Kenji Sahara Newspaper Editor
Toru Ibuki Assassin
Kozo Nomura Geologist
Yoshibumi Tajima Cruise Ship Captain
Hideyo Amamoto Salno's Manservant
Yoshio Kosugi Infant Island Chief
Minoru Takada Defense Minister
Yuriko Hanabusa Mrs. Shindo
Haruya Kato Reporter
Ikio Sawamura Fisherman
Nakajiro Tomita General
Shigeki Ishida Parliamentarian
Shin Otomo Sergina Opposition Leader
Yutaka Nakayama Mt. Aso Tourist
Senkichi Omura Mt. Aso Tourist
Somesho Matsumoto UFO Club President
Kazuo Suzuki Assassin
Senya Aozora TV Presenter
Ichiya Aozora TV Presenter
Shoichi Hirose King Ghidorah
Villager
Henry Okawa UFO Club Member
Junichiro Mukai Parliamentarian
Hideo Shibuya Volcanologist
Villager
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Koji Uno Hotel Clerk
Takuzo Kumagai Parliamentarian
Mitsuo Tsuda Parliamentarian
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Sailor
Ken Echigo Bystander
Yutaka Oka Dam Worker
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Haruya Sakamoto Geologist

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Kazuo Hinata Serginan on Plane
Parliamentarian
Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Seishiro Kuno Waiter
Akio Kusama Parliamentarian
Junpei Natsuki UFO Club Member
Tadashi Okabe Tsukamoto's Assistant
Keiji Sakakida Serginan Official
Masaki Shinohara Rodan
Keisuke Yamada Prime Minister
Top Billed Cast
Yosuke Natsuki Detective Shindo
Yuriko Hoshi Naoko Shindo
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Murai
Takashi Shimura Dr. Tsukamoto
The Peanuts The Shobijin
Akiko Wakabayashi Princess Salno
Hisaya Ito Malmess
Susumu Kurobe Assassin
Akihiko Hirata Chief Okita
Kenji Sahara Newspaper Editor
Toru Ibuki Assassin
Kozo Nomura Geologist
Yoshibumi Tajima Cruise Ship Captain
Hideyo Amamoto Salno's Manservant
Yoshio Kosugi Infant Island Chief
Minoru Takada Defense Minister
Yuriko Hanabusa Mrs. Shindo
Haruya Kato Reporter
Ikio Sawamura Fisherman
Nakajiro Tomita General
Shigeki Ishida Parliamentarian
Shin Otomo Sergina Opposition Leader
Yutaka Nakayama Mt. Aso Tourist
Senkichi Omura Mt. Aso Tourist
Somesho Matsumoto UFO Club President
Kazuo Suzuki Assassin
Senya Aozora TV Presenter
Ichiya Aozora TV Presenter
Shoichi Hirose King Ghidorah
Villager
Henry Okawa UFO Club Member
Junichiro Mukai Parliamentarian
Hideo Shibuya Volcanologist
Villager
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Koji Uno Hotel Clerk
Takuzo Kumagai Parliamentarian
Mitsuo Tsuda Parliamentarian
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Sailor
Ken Echigo Bystander
Yutaka Oka Dam Worker
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Haruya Sakamoto Geologist
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Kazuo Hinata Serginan on Plane
Parliamentarian
Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Seishiro Kuno Waiter
Akio Kusama Parliamentarian
Junpei Natsuki UFO Club Member
Tadashi Okabe Tsukamoto's Assistant
Keiji Sakakida Serginan Official
Masaki Shinohara Rodan
Keisuke Yamada Prime Minister
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
挿入歌
Insert Song
『幸せを呼ぼう』
“Call Happiness”
作詞
Lyrics
岩谷時子
Tokiko Iwatani
作曲
Composition
宮川泰
Yasushi Miyagawa
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
佐野健
Takeshi Sano
編集
Editor
藤井良平
Ryohei Fujii
音響効果
Sound Effects
知久長
Cho Chiku
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
中村茂
Shigeru Nakamura
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa

富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
光学撮影
Optical Photography
真野田幸雄
Yukio Manoda

徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
製作担当者
Production Manager
小池忠司
Tadashi Koike
出演者
Performers


夏木陽介
Yosuke Natsuki

星由里子
Yuriko Hoshi

小泉博
Hiroshi Koizumi

志村喬
Takashi Shimura
ザ・ピーナッツ
The Peanuts
伊藤エミ
Emi Ito

伊藤ユミ
Yumi Ito

若林映子
Akiko Wakabayashi

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

黒部進
Susumu Kurobe

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

伊吹徹
Toru Ibuki

野村浩三
Kozo Nomura

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

天本英世
Hideyo Amamoto

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

高田稔
Minoru Takada

英百合子
Yuriko Hanabusa

加藤春哉
Haruya Kato

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

富田仲次郎
Nakajiro Tomita

石田茂樹
Shigeki Ishida

大友伸
Shin Otomo

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

松本染升
Somesho Matsumoto

鈴木和夫
Kazuo Suzuki

青空千夜
Senya Aozora

青空一夜
Ichiya Aozora

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

ヘンリー・大川
Henry Okawa

向井淳一郎
Junichiro Mukai

古田俊彦
Toshihiko Furuta

池田生二
Seiji Ikeda

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

勝本圭一郎
Keiichiro Katsumoto

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

井上大助
Daisuke Inoue

三浦敏男
Toshio Miura

浦山珠実
Shimomi Urayama

熊谷卓三
Takuzo Kumagai

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

勝部義夫
Yoshio Katsube

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

今井和雄
Kazuo Imai

門脇三郎
Saburo Kadowaki

越後憲三
Kenzo Echigo

伊原徳
Toku Ihara

古谷敏
Bin Furuya

黒木順
Jun Kuroki

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

宇畄木耕嗣
Koji Uruki

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda