All Monsters Attack

Japan Release: 1969
Running Time:
70 minutes

All Monsters Attack


Japanese Title

ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ: オール怪獣大進撃
[Gojira, Minira, Gabara: Oru Kaiju Daishingeki]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho

In an industrial district of Tokyo, Ichiro Miki lives with his family. The small boy is a self-identified monster fan. He gleefully imitates monster roars for what seems to be his sole childhood friend, a girl named Saichiko. Unfortunately, Ichiro is often subject to bullying from Gabara and his gang. Gabara, another school kid, bullies the smaller boy over items Ichiro finds. These items fuel the child's limitless imagination in sometimes surprising ways. Sadly, both of Ichiro's parents frequently work long hours. This results in the boy spending time with a local toy consultant, Shinpei Inami. Despite Shinpei's kindness, Ichiro still longs for his family, and loses himself in his imagination. Using a small radio and the vivid spectrum of his imagination, Ichiro decides to take off for Monster Island. Soaring to the island by jet, the boy witnesses Godzilla fight a menagerie of monsters. During the course of his adventure, he befriends Minilla, the son of Godzilla. The creature is able to alter it's size, choosing to take a human-like size to communicate with Ichiro. The boy soon discovers that Minilla is suffering from his own bully, a creature that is also called Gabara. As Minilla tries to build up courage to face his bully, Ichiro drifts in and out of reality and his imagination...

Live Action Science Fiction KaijuGodzilla

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Titles

International Title

Attack All Monsters*

Initial US Title

Godzilla's Revenge
US Distributor: Maron Films (1971) / Time: 69 Minutes

Alternate Titles

Godzilla, Minilla and Gabara: All Monsters Giant Attack
[Literal translation]

Minya: Son of Godzilla
[Alternate US Title]

Godzilla: Attack All Monsters
[German]

 


Monsters

Ebirah
Ebirah
(stock footage)
Kumonga
Kumonga
(stock footage)
Giant Eagle
Giant Eagle
(stock footage)
Anguirus
Anguirus
(stock footage)
Gorosaurus
Gorosaurus
(stock footage)
Manda
Manda
(stock footage)

Aliens, SDF & Misc.

UNSC Moon Base
UNSC Moon Base
(stock footage)



Staff

Cast

Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Shinichi Sekizawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Kunio Miyauchi, Lilly Sasaki, Gendai Kano
Cinematography by Sokei Tomioka
Film Editing by Masahisa Himi
Production Design by Takeo Kita
Assistant Director Seiji Tani, Koji Hashimoto
Director of Special Effects Sokei Tomioka, Eiji Tsuburaya, Ishiro Honda
Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Ichiro Miki Tomonori Yazaki
Shinpei Inami, Toy Maker Hideyo Amamoto
Senbayashi, Bank Robber Sachio Sakai
Okuda, Bank Robber Kazuo Suzuki
Kenkichi Miki, Ichiro's Father Kenji Sahara
Tamiko Miki, Ichiro's Mother Machiko Naka
Landlord Shigeki Ishida
Saichiko Midori Uchiyama
Sanko "Gabara", Bully Junichi Ito
Detective Yoshifumi Tajima
Assistant Detective Chotaro Togin
Trainman Yutaka Sada
Billboard Painter Yutaka Nakayama
Bartender Ikio Sawamura

Posters


Box Office

Release Date: December 10th, 1969 (Japan)
Attendance: 1,480,000 (Japan)

Toho Stock Footage


DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Godzilla's Revenge Simitar (1998) Order
United States Region 1 Godzilla's Revenge Classic Media (2002) Order
United States Region 1 All Monsters Attack Classic Media (2008) Order
Japan Region 2 Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters Giant Attack Toho (2004)
Australia Region 4 Godzilla: All Monsters Attack Madman (2006)

CD Soundtracks

Compilations
Younger Generation

Background and Trivia

  • Toho submitted the film to the US copyright office on December 8th, 1986 with the registration number of PA0000317010. The movie was submitted under a shortened Romaji title, which interestingly has the first word spelled in English: All Kaiju Daishingeki. The other name on the application is All Monsters Attack, Toho's preferred English title for the movie. On April 29th, 1991, Toho submitted a supplement to the orginal copyright filing which included Godzilla's Revenge as an "alternative title".
  • Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka was the one the who came up with the idea to create a movie that heavily utilized parts from previous Godzilla films. From this idea, he requested writer Shinichi Sekizawa to submit a concept. Sekizawa replied that he could "of course do this" jokingly noting he was a "good editor". However, the writer was growing tired of Toho's increasing "focus on economy over quality." This information is found in the 1997 book Age of the Gods (self-published).
  • Eiji Tsuburaya's physical condition worsened during filming to the point that his doctor ordered him to stop working. As a result, Ishiro Honda took over the special effects with help from the film's assistant special effects director, Teruyoshi Nakano. This fact is found in the book Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo (ISBN: 0922915474).
  • Unlike earlier Godzilla films which would often take up multiple studios for the live action and effects sequences, All Monsters Attack was filmed on the same studio in the Toho lot. This allowed Honda to easily direct both the actors and special effects sequences as needed. This detail is cited in Age of the Gods (self-published).
  • Actor Hideyo Amamoto has later noted that he felt his role as the toy maker, which was cast against the norm for the actor, was the "weakest part" of his career. This account is found in Age of the Gods (self-published).

Concept Art


Reviews

Miles Imhoff [Maron Films] Star Rating
November 10, 2005
Patrick Galvan Star Rating
April 15, 2017