International Title
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Japanese Title
 ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ: 南海の大決闘
 [Gojira, Ebira, Mosura: Nankai no Daiketto]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1966
  Time: 87 minutes
Initial US Title
 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
US Distributor: Walter Reade Organization (1968) Time: 82 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Big Duel in the South Seas [Literal Translation]
Godzilla vs. Ebirah [French Title]
Frankenstein and the Monster from the Sea [German Title]
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Determined that his brother is alive after a shipwreck, Ryota is desperate to set sail to go after him and convinces two men to help him look at boats. While looking at the yachts, the trio comes across a man claiming to be the owner who threatens them at gunpoint for trespassing. Rather than reporting them, he says they can stay the night as long as they vanish tomorrow morning. That evening, Ryota sets sail in search of his brother without telling anyone. The rest are taking as unwitting captives as none of them know how to sail to turn the ship around. The quest is interrupted, though, by a giant, crimson claw that emerges from the South Seas. Destroying the yacht, the group is stranded on a nearby island... an island under the control of a terrorist group called the Red Bamboo and that hosts a deadly secret: the motionless body of Godzilla.

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Shinichi Sekizawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Masaru Sato
Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada
Film Editing by Ryohei Fujii
Production Design by Takeo Kita, Akira Watanabe
Assistant Director Ken Sano
Director of Special Effects Teisho Arikawa, Eiji Tsuburaya
Yoshimura Akira Takarada
Dayo, Infant Islander Kumi Mizuno
Ichino Chotaro Togin
Nita Hideo Sunazuka
Ryota Toru Watanabe
Yata Toru Ibuki
Ryuui, Red Bamboo Captain Akihiko Hirata
Red Bamboo Commander Jun Tazaki
Elderly Slave Ikio Sawamura
Shobijin "Pair Bambi"
Red Bamboo Naval Officer Hideyo Amamoto
Red Bamboo Scientists Hisaya Ito, Tadashi Okabe
Mother of Ryota and Yata Chieko Nakakita
Spiritualist Fumiko Honma
Farmer Yutaka Sada
Infant Islanders Shoichi Hirose, Kazuo Suzuki, Wataru Omae, Kenichiro Maruyama
Newspaper Editor Shigeki Ishida
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra, Giant Condor Shobijin, Red Bamboo Fighter Jet, Red Bamboo Ship


Box Office
Release Date: December 17th, 1966 (Japan)
Initial Attendance: 3,450,000 (Japan)
Release Date: July 22nd, 1972 (Japan, Re-Issue)
Re-Issue Attendance: 760,000 (Japan)
Attendance Total: 4,210,000 (Japan)

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Tristar (2005) Order
Region 1 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster! Ebirah - Horror of the Deep Kraken Releasing (2014) Order
Region 2 Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Big Duel in the South Seas Toho (2003)
Region 4 Godzilla: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep Madman (2005)
Blu-ray Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster! Ebirah - Horror of the Deep Kraken Releasing (2014) Order

CD Soundtracks

Miles Imhoff [Walter Reade] Star Rating
March 5, 2005