All Monsters Attack

Japan Release: 1967
Running Time:
86 minutes

Son of Godzilla


Japanese Title

怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子
[Kaijushima no Kessen Gojira no Musuko]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho

A plane traveling over the Pacific Ocean has its controls scrambled by interference. The source of the disruption is Godzilla, traveling toward Sollgel Island. On the isle, an experiment is being run to see if the weather can be controlled. Relatively uninhabited, save for a species of giant mantis, the island is the perfect testing ground. However, the experiments have faced many setbacks and the team is on edge. The surprise arrival of a reporter, Goro Maki, only agitates things more. Despite difficulties, though, the experiment is launched. Unfortunately, the mysterious interference disrupts the test, just as the Radioactive Sonde is in the air. The resulting explosion devastates much of the plant life as violent storms rage. The radioactivity also mutates the mantis species into giant creatures called Kamacuras. After four days, the team leaves their encampment, spotting the Kamacuras. The creatures convene on a small mountain, destroying it to reveal an egg. After a day of attacking the object, the insects break the shell, revealing a baby Godzilla. Realizing this is the source of the interference, the team watches in awe. The spectacle is interrupted, though, by the arrival of Godzilla on the island...

Live Action Science Fiction KaijuGodzilla

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Son of Godzilla

Initial US Title

Son of Godzilla
US Distributor: Walter Reade Organization (1969) / Time: 84 Minutes

Alternate Titles

Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son
[Literal translation]

 


Monsters


Aliens, SDF & Misc.



Staff

Cast

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Shinichi Sekizawa, Kazue Shiba
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Masaru Sato
Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada
Film Editing by Ryohei Fujii
Production Design by Takeo Kita, Akira Watanabe
Director of Special Effects Teisho Arikawa, Eiji Tsuburaya
Goro Maki, Repoter Akira Kubo
Riko Matsumiya Bibari Maeda
Kusumi, Doctor Tadao Takashima
Fujisaki Akihiko Hirata
Furukawa Yoshio Tsuchiya
Morio, Observer Kenji Sahara
Ozawa Kenichiro Maruyama
Tashiro Seishiro Kuno
Suzuki Yasuhiko Saijo
Navigator Susumu Kurobe
Pilot Kazuo Suzuki
Radio Operator Wataru Omae
Surveyor Chotaro Togin
Submarine Captain Osman Yusuf

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Box Office

Release Date: December 16th, 1967 (Japan)
Initial Attendance: 2,480,000 (Japan)
Release Date: August 1st, 1973 (Japan, Re-Issue)
Re-Issue Attendance: 610,000 (Japan)
Attendance Total: 3,090,000 (Japan)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Son of Godzilla Tristar (2004) Order
Japan Region 2 Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son Toho (2003)
Australia Region 4 Godzilla: Son of Godzilla Madman (2006) Order
Japan Blu-Ray Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son Toho (2014)

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Background and Trivia

  • Toho submitted the film to the US copyright office on September 27th, 1982 with the registration number of PA0000152334. The movie was submitted with the Romaji title Gojira no Musuko: Kaijushima no Kessen, which reverses the order of the phrases. The other name on the application is Son of Godzilla, Toho's preferred English title for the production.
  • Was re-released in August of 1973 as part of the Toho Champion Festival. The version shown was edited down for length.
  • Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka was the one who had the idea to create a movie around Godzilla having a son. He told this to writer Shinichi Sekizawa, who wrote a treatment around the concept. This information is found in the 1997 book Age of the Gods (self-published).
  • The movie was shot in Guam. This fact is located in the book Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo (ISBN: 0922915474).
  • Despite being credited for the special effects in the movie's credits, the actual direction was done by Teisho Arikawa rather than Eiji Tsuburaya. This account is found in Age of the Gods (self-published).