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Destroy All Monsters

Original Title:
怪獣総進撃
© 1968 TOHO © 1968 TOHO

Story

By 1999, all the Earth’s monsters have been confined to the Ogasawara Islands, an inescapable, scientifically controlled environment called Monsterland. The United Nations has conquered space, too, building extensive bases on the moon.
From one such base, Katsuo calls his sweetheart, Kyoko, who works in Monsterland as an observer. But they no sooner begin their conversation than something mysterious happens on the island. All communication is cut off.
Katsuo is ordered to fly his spaceship, the SY-3, to Monsterland. He finds the scientists have become mental slaves of an alien race, just as the monsters are. This race, the Kilaaks, come from a small planet in the asteroid belt and have taken complete control of Monsterland.
Godzilla is loosed on New York City. Rodan attacks Moscow. Mothra invades China. Gorosaurus destroys Paris. Soon all the monsters converge on Tokyo.
After the devastation in Japan, Katsuo’s girlfriend appears―still a slave of the Kilaaks. Katsuo, on a hunch, rips her earrings off and discovers that they held a mind-control device. Now free of Kilaak control, Kyoko remembers nothing.
A Kilaak base is covered at Mt. Fuji, but it is guarded by Godzilla and company. The SY-3 flies to the moon and attacks another Kilaak base there. The walls of the base are breached, and the Kilaaks die in the lunar vacuum. With the moon transmitter knocked out, the U.N. forces regain control of the monsters.
But the Kilaaks unleash King Ghidorah on Earth, and it is up to Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Mothra, Gorosaurus, and a host of other monsters to save the day. The Kilaaks are defeated, and the monsters return to their peaceful lives on Monsterland.

Monsters on Screen

Weapons in screen

© 1968 TOHO

Data

Directer
Ishiro Honda
Screenplay
Kaoru Mabuchi
Ishiro Honda
Executive Producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Cast
Akira Kubo
Yukiko Kobayashi
Kyoko Ai
Kenji Sahara
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Hisaya Ito
Susumu Kurobe
Andrew Hughes
Nadao Kirino
Yoshibumi Tajima
Jun Tazaki etc
Music
Akira Ifukube
Special Effects
Eiji Tsuburaya
Special Effects Director
Sadamasa Arikawa
Release Date in Japan
1968.8.1
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