Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Godzilla vs. Hedorah


ゴジラ対ヘドラ
Gojira Tai Hedora
Godzilla Against Hedorah

Also known as Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster
Director Yoshimitsu Banno
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Yoshimitsu Banno
Photography Yoichi Manoda
Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Lighting Funyoshi Hara
Music Riichiro Manabe
Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Editor Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 24, 1971
Runtime 85 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
Followed by Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
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ゴジラ対ヘドラ
Gojira Tai Hedora
Godzilla Against Hedorah

Staff
Director Yoshimitsu Banno
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Yoshimitsu Banno
Photography Yoichi Manoda
Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Lighting Funyoshi Hara
Music Riichiro Manabe
Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Editor Yoshitami Kuroiwa
Info
Also known as Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 24, 1971
Runtime 85 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
Followed by Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Dr. Yano is concerned when local fishermen present him with specimens of a strange tadpole-like animal, which seems to be made entirely of inorganic material. Larger tadpoles are responsible for shipping disasters in the waters around Japan. Yano goes diving to investigate and is attacked by a tadpole, leaving his face badly burned and scarred. Yano fears that rising pollution in Japan’s waters is encouraging the growth of these creatures, which he calls Hedorah. Furthermore, multiple Hedorahs can combine to form a single, giant Hedorah.

One such giant Hedorah makes landfall and feeds off toxic factory fumes. Godzilla appears and fends it off. Yano realizes that Hedorah’s metabolism produces corrosive acids and gases, and if left unchecked these toxins will smother Japan. He conducts an experiment on a smaller Hedorah, attempting to kill it with heat and electricity. The experiment is a success, and the military begins construction of a giant pair of electrodes to use against the giant Hedorah.

Hedorah appears near Mount Fuji and fights Godzilla. The military attempt to lure Hedorah to the electrodes, but it’s up to Godzilla to pin it down while the weapon is discharged. The electrodes succeed in killing the giant Hedorah. There is still the risk of a second large Hedorah appearing, if Japan doesn’t curb its pollution.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
馬淵薫
Kaoru Mabuchi

坂野義光
Yoshimitsu Banno
撮影
Photography
真野田陽一
Yoichi Manoda
美術
Art
井上泰幸
Yasuyuki Inoue
録音
Sound
藤好昌生
Masao Fujiyoshi
照明
Lighting
原文良
Funyoshi Hara
音楽
Music
真鍋理一郎
Riichiro Manabe
整音
Dubbing
東宝録音センター
Toho Sound Center
特殊技術
Special Effects
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
操演
Physical Effects
小川昭二
Shoji Ogawa
光学撮影
Optical Photography
徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
合成
Synthesis
土井三郎
Saburo Doi
監督助手
Assistant Director
津島平吉
Heikichi Tsushima
編集
Editor
黒岩義民
Yoshitami Kuroiwa
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
森本朴
Paku Morimoto
出演者
Performers


山内明
Akira Yamauchi

川瀬裕之
Hiroyuki Kawase

木村俊恵
Toshie Kimura

麻里圭子(ビクター)
Keiko Mari (Victor)

柴本俊夫
Toshio Shibamoto

吉田義夫
Yoshio Yoshida

中山剣吾
Kengo Nakayama

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

鈴木治夫
Haruo Suzuki

勝部義夫
Yoshio Katsube

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

小川安三
Yasuzo Ogawa

大前亘
Wataru Omae

小松英三郎
Eizaburo Komatsu

宇留木康二
Koji Uruki

由起卓也
Takuya Yuki

権藤幸彦
Yukihiko Gondo

中沢治夫
Haruo Nakazawa

渡辺謙太郎
Kentaro Watanabe

岡部達
Tatsu Okabe
監督
Director
坂野義光
Yoshimitsu Banno