All Monsters Attack (1969)

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Godzilla Films
Destroy All Monsters
All Monsters Attack
Godzilla vs. Hedorah
Toho Company, Limited Monster Movie
The Japanese poster for All Monsters Attack
All Monsters Attack
Directed by Produced by
Ishiro Honda Tomoyuki Tanaka
Written by Music by
Shinichi Sekizawa Kunio Miyauchi,
Lilly Sasaki,
Gendai Kano
Distributed by Rating
TohoJP
Maron Films US
GUS
Budget Box Office
¥???,???,??? ¥260,000,000[1]
Running Time
70 minutes
(1 hour, 10 minutes) 
Designs Used
SoshingekiGoji, ShodaiMinira, ShodaiGabara, ShodaiKama, ShodaiHitokui

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All Monsters Attack (ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール 怪獣大進撃,   Gojira Minira Gabara: Ōru Kaijū Daishingeki?, lit. Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters Attack) is a 1969 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Toho, and the tenth installment in the Godzilla series as well as the Showa series. The film was released to Japanese theaters on December 20, 1969.

Plot

Ichiro Miki is a highly imaginative but lonely latchkey kid growing up in urban Tokyo. Every day he comes home to his family's empty apartment. His only friends are a toymaker named Shinpei Inami and a young girl named Sachiko. Every day after school, Ichiro is terrorized by a gang of bullies led by a child named Gabara. To escape his loneliness, Ichiro fantasizes about visiting Monster Island, where he befriends Minilla, the son of Godzilla, who has the inexplicable power to change his size and speak English. During these daydreams, Ichiro watches as Minilla deals with his own bully, a monster also named Gabara. It is through these fantasies that he learns how to face his fears and fight back. These lessons also grant him the courage to outwit two bumbling bank robbers, as well as have the guts to stand up to Gabara and his gang in a final confrontation.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Tomonori Yazaki   as   Ichiro Miki
  • Eisei Amamoto   as   Toy Consultant Shinpei Inami
  • Sachio Sakai   as   Bank Robber Senbayashi
  • Kazuo Suzuki   as   Bank Robber Okuda
  • Kenji Sahara   as   Ichiro's Father Kenkichi Miki
  • Machiko Naka   as   Ichiro's Mother Tamie Miki
  • Shigeki Ishida   as   Landlord
  • Midori Uchiyama   as   Saichiko
  • Yoshifumi Tajima   as   Detective
  • Chotaro Togin   as   Assistant Detective
  • Yutaka Sada   as   Trainman
  • Yutaka Nakayama   as   Billboard Painter
  • Ikio Sawamura   as   Bartender

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Gallery

Main article: All Monsters Attack/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: All Monsters Attack (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters Attack (Literal Japanese Title)
  • Godzilla's Revenge (United States)
  • Attack All Monsters (Original International Title)
  • Minya, Son of Godzilla (Alternate American Title)
  • The Island of the Monsters (La isla de los monstruos; Argentina)

Theatrical Releases

View all posters for the film here.

  • Japan - December 20, 1969   [view poster]Japanese poster
  • United States - December 8, 1971   [view poster]American poster

U.S. Release

American Godzilla's Revenge poster

All Monsters Attack was released on December 8, 1971 by Maron Films as Godzilla's Revenge on a double bill with Island of the Burning Damned in North American theaters. There are some minor alterations:

  • Dialogue is dubbed to English.
  • The Japanese version featured the vocal song Monster March over the opening credits, while the American version features the instrumental jazz piece "Crime Fiction" composed by Ervin Jereb.
  • In the American version, Minilla is called "Minya," and is given a goofy male voice, while he was voiced by a female actress in the Japanese version.

Box Office

In Japan, the film sold 1,480,000 tickets. This was over a million tickets less than the previous Godzilla film, Destroy All Monsters, and it was the first Godzilla film to sell less than 2 million tickets.

Reception

All Monsters Attack has gained very negative reviews from Godzilla fans, considering it the weakest of all the Godzilla films.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Simitar DVD (1998)[2]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (2.0 Mono and 5.1 Surround)
  • Special Features: Optional 1.33:1 presentation (cropped), Simitar-produced trailers for the company's kaiju releases, art gallery, trivia game
  • Notes: Out of print.

Classic Media DVD (2002)[3]

Toho DVD (2004)

  • Region: 2
  • Audio: Japanese

Madman DVD (2006)

  • Region: 4
  • Audio: Japanese, English

Classic Media DVD (2008)[4]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0 Mono), English (2.0 Mono)
  • Special Features: Audio commentary for Godzilla's Revenge by Richard Pusateri, Ishiro Honda featurette (7 minutes), poster slideshow, gallery of production stills and publicity photos

Videos

Trailers

All Monsters Attack Japanese trailer

Trivia

  • All Monsters Attack is considered by many fans to be the worst Godzilla film, often along with the 1998 film.
  • Due to this film's extensive use of stock footage, it currently holds the title of the second-largest amount of kaiju footage shown in a single film, after its predecessor Destroy All Monsters.
  • All Monsters Attack is similar to Gamera: Super Monster because both were made in the Showa era, have a large amount of stock footage, have a kid as the main protagonist, and are considered the worst in their respective series.
  • This is one of three films in which monsters speak. The other two are Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, though it was translated by the Shobijin, and Godzilla vs. Gigan, where Godzilla speaks to Anguirus.
  • Although Ichiro says Rodan lives on Monster Island, he does not make any kind of appearance in the entire movie.
  • All Monsters Attack was released at the Winter Toho Champion Film Festival on December 10 alongside a comedy film called Konto 55: Grand Outer Space Adventure and an animated film called Star of the Giants: Go Hyuma!. This was the first Champion Film Festival which would be held in Japan until 1978.

External Links

References

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CdrWikizilla

one month ago
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Best anime^
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Toolen

6 months ago
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Definitely the worst Godzilla film. The only reason it's better than the 1998 film is the fact that it actually has Godzilla in it, as opposed to GINO.
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Deathrock9

6 months ago
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Too bad that the monster in that movie is trademarked as Godzilla, huh?
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Deathrock9

6 months ago
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(This film is really good! )
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Toa Hydros

7 months ago
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My Thoughts: Godzilla's Revenge

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Godzilla's Revenge is often regarded as the absolute WORST out of the Godzilla film series... and for good reason.

The film's resident Kenny is easily one of the most irritating individuals in the long sad history Kennys. All he does is whine and make annoying noises. Also, is this kid narcoleptic? How many times does he fall asleep? He even falls asleep after being TAKEN HOSTAGE BY TWO CRIMINALS!!!!

The monster action is mostly shameless stock footage from Ebirah: Horror of the Deep and Son of Godzilla, but at least that's more entertaining than what new footage there is, which is mostly Kenny and Minya goofing around between monster fights, though the final battle against Gabara is memorable in a ridiculous "Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus" sort of way.

And speaking of Minya...

This is the film that pretty much eliminated any chance of the character being likable. "Godzilla says I should learn to fight my own battles, ya know." Ugh.

The final nail in this movies coffin, however, is the story itself: A weak plot, a weak moral, and a weak execution. Heck, the fact that Godzilla and company only appear in dream sequences pretty much negates this film's significance in the Showa series. Seriously, in all the previous sequels, Godzilla was fighting some enemy or enemies that posed a threat to Japan, if not the whole world. What's at stake here? A Kenny outwitting a couple of bumbling bank robbers? Now THAT'S drama!

Overall, this film is definitely weakest of the original series. Little kids might be entertained by the goofy monster action, but otherwise this film offers little for older fans.