Gigantis, the Fire Monster

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Gigantis, the Fire Monster
Directed byMotoyoshi Oda
Jack Bernhard
Written byShigeaki Hidaka
Takeo Murata
Hugo Grimaldi
Ib Melchior
Ed Watson
Produced byTomoyuki Tanaka
Edmund Goldman
Paul Schreibman
Harry B. Swerdlon
StarringHiroshi Koizumi
Minoru Chiaki
Setsuko Wakayama
Haruo Nakajima
Narrated byKeye Luke
CinematographySeichi Endo
Edited byKazuji Taira
Hugo Grimaldi
Music byMasaru Sato
Toho Company, Ltd.
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • 24 April 1955 (1955-04-24) (Japan)
  • 21 May 1959 (1959-05-21) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
78 minutes (US)
English (dubbed)

Gigantis, the Fire Monster or Godzilla Raids Again is a 1955/1959 Japanese-American horror monster movie produced by Toho Company, Ltd. and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures released in April 24, 1955 and United States in May 21, 1959. an edited version of Godzilla Raids Again done by Jack Bernhard and originally by Motoyoshi Oda. as the sequel of Godzilla, King of The Monsters in 1956, as of the second film of the English-dubbed Godzilla franchise, notably Godzilla as Gigantis and Angurus later in other names, Angilas, Anguirus, this the despite an Godzilla film only as being a standalone movie.

Synopsis[change | change source]

an mountain of ice whereas sighted by Shoichi piloting the plane and find Kobayashi then rest, attacked by Gigantis and Angurus brawls on top of the mountains, pushed down. the Japanese army alerting around by immobilized by fighter jets, tanks and rocket launcher trucks to destroy Gigantis. Gigantis attacks the city, smashed the lighthouse probably the army using flares to fire the monster. then resumed the fight by Gigantis fights Angurus in the middle of the night, the two monsters dragged by bridge then by flooding the subway, Gigantis slams the Osaka Castle and crashed the place, then bitten and killed Angurus's neck by Gigantis and drags down and burning him then the city on fire. Shoichi plans to bury Gigantis off from an ice, later by Japanese Navy and Army hunted down by using gasoline, jet fighters to blown the mountain and Gigantis burying alive, then Kobayashi hitting the mountain and explodes, then numerous jets to blown the ice caps, Gigantis lies down the ground and frozen, defeated by Shoichi.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Hiroshi Koizumi - Shoichi (Keye Luke, voice)
  • Setsuko Wakayama - Hidemi (June Foray, voice)
  • Minoru Chiaki - Kobayashi (Marvin Miller, voice)
  • Takashi Shimura - Dr. Yamane (Paul Frees, voice, replaced by Sammee Tong)
  • Haruo Nakajima - Gigantis, Godzilla
  • Katsumi Tezuka - Angurus
  • Ren Yamamoto - Ikeda (George Takei, voice)

Release dates[change | change source]

 Canada June 1, 1959
 United States May 21, 1959
Mexico Mexico June 30, 1960
 Portugal November 10, 1955
 Germany August 29, 1958
 Brazil January 20, 1961
 Australia March 10, 1960
 Poland September 10, 1959
 Spain December 10, 1958
 France October 1, 1957
Taiwan July 12, 1956
 Russia March 10, 1957
 Philippines May 17, 1961
 Turkey August 10, 1960
 Italy November 26, 1957
 South Korea May 17, 1960
 Japan April 24, 1955

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