Monster Zero

Monster Zero


怪獣大戦争
Kaijū Daisensō
Monster Great War
Also known as Godzilla vs. Monster Zero,
Invasion of Astro-Monster
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Wataru Konuma
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 19, 1965
Runtime 94 minutes
Preceded by Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Followed by Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

怪獣大戦争
Kaijū Daisensō
Monster Great War

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Wataru Konuma
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Also known as Godzilla vs. Monster Zero,
Invasion of Astro-Monster
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 19, 1965
Runtime 94 minutes
Preceded by Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Followed by Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

Astronauts Fuji and Glenn are dispatched on a mission to explore Planet X, which has mysteriously appeared in the solar system. They discover the robot-like natives of Planet X, who are under attack by the space monster King Ghidorah. The aliens beg Earth for Godzilla and Rodan to come and fight King Ghidorah, promising in exchange a cure for cancer. The UN agrees to the terms. The Japanese military attempts to locate Godzilla and Rodan, but finds that Xian saucers are already waiting to retrieve the monsters. Fuji and Glenn grow suspicious of their intentions, and accompany the aliens back to Planet X with the monsters in tow.

Godzilla and Rodan defeat King Ghidorah and drive it away from Planet X. Fuji and Glenn investigate and find that Planet X has a severe water shortage. They suspect the Xians have an interest in Earth for its water. The Xians send the astronauts back to Earth with the cure, while Godzilla and Rodan remain on Planet X. However, the “cure” proves instead to be a message from the Xians declaring war on the Earth. The Xians now have Godzilla, Rodan and King Ghidorah all under their mind control, and unleash them on Japan.

Fuji works on a way to break the Xians’ mind control while Glenn discovers that the aliens are sensitive to a certain sound frequency. Glenn exploits this by having the sound duplicated and broadcast on international radio, disrupting the aliens’ attack. Fuji frees the monsters from their mind control. Godzilla and Rodan defeat King Ghidorah again. The Xians are destroyed when their saucers self destruct.

Top Billed Cast

Akira Takarada Astronaut Fuji
Nick Adams Astronaut Glenn
Kumi Mizuno Namikawa
Keiko Sawai Haruno Fuji
Jun Tazaki Dr. Sakurai
Yoshio Tsuchiya Controller of Planet X
Akira Kubo Tetsuo
Takamaru Sasaki Prime Minister
Fuyuki Murakami Minister
Yoshibumi Tajima Soldier
Kenzo Tabu Xian Commander
Noriko Sengoku Tetsuo's Landlady
Somesho Matsumoto Priest
Gen Shimizu General
Toru Ibuki Xian
Kazuo Suzuki Xian
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Soldier
Nadao Kirino Soldier
Toki Shiozawa Minster
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Takuzo Kumagai Soldier
Koji Uno Xian
Masaaki Tachibana Scientist
Yutaka Oka Reporter
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Masaki Shinohara Rodan
Shoichi Hirose King Ghidorah

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Kazuo Hinata Scientist
Saburo Iketani Radio Announcer
Yoshio Katsube Xian
Akio Kusama Military Advisor
Junpei Natsuki Scientist
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Xian
Akira Wakamatasu Xian
Keisuke Yamada Minister
Top Billed Cast
Akira Takarada Astronaut Fuji
Nick Adams Astronaut Glenn
Kumi Mizuno Namikawa
Keiko Sawai Haruno Fuji
Jun Tazaki Dr. Sakurai
Yoshio Tsuchiya Controller of Planet X
Akira Kubo Tetsuo
Takamaru Sasaki Prime Minister
Fuyuki Murakami Minister
Yoshibumi Tajima Soldier
Kenzo Tabu Xian Commander
Noriko Sengoku Tetsuo's Landlady
Somesho Matsumoto Priest
Gen Shimizu General
Toru Ibuki Xian
Kazuo Suzuki Xian
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Soldier
Nadao Kirino Soldier
Toki Shiozawa Minster
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Takuzo Kumagai Soldier
Koji Uno Xian
Masaaki Tachibana Scientist
Yutaka Oka Reporter
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Masaki Shinohara Rodan
Shoichi Hirose King Ghidorah
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Kazuo Hinata Scientist
Saburo Iketani Radio Announcer
Yoshio Katsube Xian
Akio Kusama Military Advisor
Junpei Natsuki Scientist
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Xian
Akira Wakamatasu Xian
Keisuke Yamada 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
小沼渡
Wataru Konuma
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
藤井良平
Ryohei Fujii
音響効果
Sound Effects
西本定正
Sadamasa Nishimoto
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
鈴木政雄
Masao Suzuki

小池忠司
Tadashi Koike
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

飯塚定雄
Sadao IIzuka
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
操演
Physical Effects
中代文雄
Fumio Nakashiro
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
出演者
Performers


宝田明
Akira Takarada

ニック・アダムス
Nick Adams

水野久美
Kumi Mizuno

沢井桂子
Keiko Sawai

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

久保明
Akira Kubo

佐々木孝丸
Takamaru Sasaki

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu

千石規子
Noriko Sengoku

松本染升
Somesho Matsumoto

清水元
Gen Shimizu

伊吹徹
Toru Ibuki

鈴木和夫
Kazuo Suzuki

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

塩沢とき
Toki Shiozawa

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

熊谷卓三
Takuzo Kumagai

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

清水良二
Ryoji Shimizu

古河秀樹
Hideki Furukawa

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

篠原正記
Masaki Shinohara

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose
グレンの声
Voice of Glenn
納谷悟朗
Goro Naya
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda