Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (trailer)





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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, released in Japan as Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Battle on Earth (三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦?, "San Daikaijuu: Chikyuu Saidai no Kessen") and originally released in the US as Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, is a 1964 tokusatsu kaiju film, and is the 5th film in Toho's Godzilla series. It was directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya.

The film is noted for having Godzilla playing a role where he benefits Japan, instead of trying to destroy it. It also features Mothra and Rodan, and introduces King Ghidorah.

Starring: Megumi Odaka, Akira Takarada
Director: Kazuki Omori, Takao Okawara

Some wiki trivia:

* Because the completion of Akahige, by Akira Kurosawa, was falling behind, this film was pushed through to cover the planned release of that film. Therefore, this new Godzilla film was released successively in the winter, proceeded by Mothra vs. Godzilla in spring of the same year.

* The Yokohama Marine Tower, a miniature of which is destroyed by King Ghidorah's gravity beams in the film, was completed three years before the movie was produced.

* The Godzilla suit used for the film was named "Sandai-Goji".

* Godzilla does not use his atomic ray against King Ghidorah in the film, even though it is shown on the original Japanese poster.

* This film marks the first appearance of Rodan in a Godzilla film.

* In his conversation with Mothra, Godzilla states that he only hates humans because humans hate him, and because of what he perceives as unprovoked attacks towards him, suggesting that he was not really a villain in the first place.

* In Mothra vs. Godzilla, there were two Mothra larvae, but in this film there is only one. The Shobijin explain that one of the larvae died.

* This film marked Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra's first encounter with an extraterrestrial monster.



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