Invasion of Astro-Monster
Invasion of Astro-Monster, known in Japan as Kaijū Daisensō (怪獣大戦争, lit. "Great Monster War"), is a 1965 Japanese science fiction Kaiju film in which aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but actually have a better use for the three monsters.
Controller of Planet X
- Our actions are controlled by electronic computers, not by human emotions. When that law is violated, the offender is eliminated.
- Fools! Our computers are always invincible. Adjust them to normal!
- Controller of Planet X: We need an exterminator, one that would drive away King Ghidorah. We need from you Monster Zero 1 and Monster Zero 2, Godzilla and Rodan.
- Astronaut K. Fuji: Are you serious?
- Controller of Planet X: Of course. Deadly serious. King Ghidorah was driven from Earth only with the combined strengths of Godzilla and Rodan. Would you help us?
- Astronaut K. Fuji: Well, your request is quite unusual. We do not know how to answer that.
- Glenn: Plus, we did not know where Godzilla and Rodan are. If we did, how are we suppose to catch them and bring them here?
- Nick Adams — Astronaut Glenn
- Akira Takarada — Astronaut Fuji
- Kumi Mizuno — Namikawa
- Jun Tazaki — Dr. Sakurai
- Akira Kubo — Tetsuo Torii
- Keiko Sawai — Haruno Fuji
- Yoshio Tsuchiya — Controller of Planet X
- Takamaru Sasaki — Chairman of Earth Committee
- Gen Shimizu — Minister of Defense
- Yoshifumi Tajima — General
- Nadao Kirino — Military aide
- Kenzo Tabu — Commander from Planet X, Earth Unit
- Koji Uno — Namikawa's associate
- Somesho Matsumoto — Buddhist priest
- Haruo Nakajima — Godzilla
- Masaki Shinohara — Rodan
- Shoichi Hirose — King Ghidorah
Quotes about Invasion of Astro-Monster
- Not as popular as its two predecessors, the Daisenso-Godzilla featured a head slightly larger than that of the Mosugoji, with a round face and jaws. The body was thin and had no defined shape, appearing sack-like and unnatural. The fingers were not held apart like the Mosugoji but were grouped together, with the claws becoming less menacing; all following Godzilla suits until the 84 Godzilla would have this feature. On the plus side, the dorsal plates and the tail of the Daisenso-Godzilla were nicely detailed and the eyes were movable.
- Robert Biondi, "The Evolution of Godzilla – G-Suit Variations Throughout the Monster King’s Twenty One Films", G-FAN #16 (July/August 1995)
- Invasion of Astro-Monster quotes at the Internet Movie Database
- Invasion of Astro-Monster at Allmovie
- Invasion of Astro-Monster at Rotten Tomatoes
- 怪獣大戦争 (Kaijū Daisenso) (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
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