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About: The Japanese fishing boat Eiko-Maru is attacked by a flash of lightning from the water near Oto Island and sinks. A rescue boat, the Bingo-Maru is sent out to investigate the accident but meets the same fate as well. A second search boat is sent out and finds a few survivors in the area, and like the other two boats, is also shipwrecked.
Meanwhile, on Oto Island, the natives of the fishing community are unable to catch anything. “Then… Godzilla must have done it,” an elder says. Godzilla is a monster god that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on humankind. During the old days, whenever fishing was poor, the natives used to sacrifice girls to prevent Godzilla from attacking the village.
A helicopter arrives on Oto Island with reporters to investigate. The natives all believe that the recent disasters were caused by a monster, but the reporters remain skeptical. That night the natives perform an exorcism in hopes that Godzilla will not attack again. As the natives are sleeping, a storm arrives and a dark monster attacks the small village, causing death and destruction.
The next day, the witnesses are brought to the Diet Building in Tokyo. Paleontologist Dr. Kyohei Yamane requests that a investigative party be sent to Oto Island. The ship is sent out and arrives safely on the island. Yamane finds giant footprints contaminated with radioactivity. Suddenly, the village alarm is set off and the villagers run for the hills. Suddenly, a huge, frightening, reptilian creature pops its head over the hill and roars. The villagers flee for their lives. The monster then retreats back into the ocean.
Yamane studies the evidence and discovers that the monster, who somehow survived the prehistoric times, was awakened by the recent atomic explosions. The sediment from the monster, which Yamane named “Godzilla,” after the Oto Island god, had contained a massive amount of Strontium-90, which could have only have come from an atomic bomb. After Yamane’s presentation, a man from the crowd suggests that the information should not be made public. Since Godzilla is the product of atomic weapons, the truth might cause some bad consequences, since world affairs are still fragile. A woman though objects Mr. Ooyama’s suggestion because the truth must be told. After calling Ooyama an idiot, chaos breaks loose in the Diet Building.
Godzilla’s origins though are still revealed to the public. An anti-Godzilla fleet is immediately sent out and uses depth charges against Godzilla. In his home, Yamane sits alone in the room with the light out. Yamane is a zoologist and does not want Godzilla to be killed but studied.
That night, Godzilla suddenly rises in Tokyo Bay in front of a party ship. Within a minute, the monster descends back into the ocean but still causes panic across the country. The next morning, officials ask Yamane if there is a way to kill the monster. A frustrated Yamane explains that there isn’t since Godzilla has already survived a massive dose of radiation. Yamane believes that the monster should be studied to see what keeps him alive instead.
Yamane’s daughter, Emiko, is engaged to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa, a colleague of Yamane’s. Emiko, however, is in love with Lieutenant Hideto Ogata of the Nankai Steamship Company. While visiting Serizawa to tell him of her love for Ogata, Serizawa instead reveals to her his own dark secret. Shocked by the revelation, Emiko leaves Serizawa, promising not to tell anybody of what she witnessed.
That night, Godzilla appears again out of Tokyo Bay and attacks the city. While the monster’s attack was relatively short, it had caused much destruction and death. The next morning, the military hastily constructs a line of 30-meter high barbed-wire fence along the coast of Tokyo that will send 50,000 volts of electricity through Godzilla when it arrives again. Civilians are evacuated from the city and put into bomb shelters. The military then prepares a blockade along the fence line.
When night falls, Godzilla surfaces from Tokyo Bay again. The monster easily breaks through the giant electric fence, without receiving any injury from that or the bombardment of shells. As Godzilla breaks through the high-tension wires, it spews an atomic ray that ignites anything in its path. The tanks and military are hopeless against Godzilla. By the end of the night, the entire city is in a sea of fire, killing and wounding thousands of innocent civilians in its path. As Godzilla wades into the sea, a squadron of jets fire missiles at the monster but have no effect as it descends into Tokyo Bay.
By the next morning, the city is in absolute ruins. Hospitals are overrun with victims, many exposed to heavy doses of radiation. As Emiko sees the many victims of Godzilla’s attack, she takes Ogata aside and tells him Serizawa’s dark secret, in hope that she can do something against Godzilla. Serizawa had revealed to Emiko a destructive super-weapon called the “Oxygen Destroyer,” a weapon that dissolves all oxygen in the water and disintegrates any form of life surrounding its path. The weapon is even more destructive than an atomic weapon. In conducting his research on oxygen, Serizawa came across the destructive power of what became the Oxygen Destroyer. Shocked by his discovery, Serizawa had vowed himself never to release his research in its present form, so that he may find a way that it would benefit society and not destroy it.
Ogata and Emiko visit Serizawa to ask that they use the weapon against Godzilla. Serizawa refuses and storms down to his basement to destroy his creation. Ogata and Serizawa shortly fight each other until Ogata receives a wound to his head. As Emiko treats the wound, Serizawa apologizes. "If the Oxygen Destroyer is used even once, politicians from around the world will see it. Of course they'll use it as a weapon,” Serizawa says. “Atomic bomb versus atomic bomb, H-bomb versus H-bomb, and now a new super-weapon to throw upon us all. As a scientist, no, as a human being, I cannot allow that to happen."
Ogata tries to convince Serizawa that he is the only one who could save the world. “Humans are weak animals,” Serizawa argues. “Even if I burn my notes, the secret will still be in my head. Until I die, how can I be sure I won't be forced by someone to make the device again?”
A grim television program appears on the air, showing the devastation caused by Godzilla, along with prayers for hope and peace. Torn by what he’s witnessing, Serizawa ultimately decides to use his only Oxygen Destroyer, but only once. Serizawa then burns his research, knowing that this will be for the better of society.
The next day, a navy ship takes Ogata and Serizawa to plant the device in Tokyo Bay. Serizawa requests that he be put in a diving suit to make sure the device is planted correctly. Ogata at first refuses but soon gives in. Ogata and Serizawa then descend into the water and soon find Godzilla awake but resting. Seemingly unaware of the divers, the monster slowly walks around the ocean floor. Serizawa signals Ogata to surface as he plants the Oxygen Destroyer. As Serizawa watches Godzilla dying from the destructive weapon, he cuts his cord and dies with Godzilla, sacrificing himself so that his knowledge of the horrible weapon will surely not be known to the world. A dying Godzilla surfaces, lets out a final roar, and sinks to the bottom, disintegrating into the ocean.
Although Godzilla is dead, the tone is still grim. “I cannot believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species,” Dr. Yamane ponders. “If we keep on conducting nuclear tests, it’s possible that another Godzilla might appear somewhere in the world, again.” As the people aboard the ship look to the sun, it is uncertain whether the death of Godzilla is either the end or the beginning an apocalyptic era.
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Godzilla raids again (1955)
About: Two pilots named Tsukioka and Kobayashi are hunting for schools of fish for a tuna cannery company in Osaka. Kobayashi's plane malfunctions and is forced to land near Iwato Island, an uninhabited strip of rocks formed by volcanic eruptions. Tsukioka then looks for Kobayashi and finds him safe, with only a wrist sprain. While talking, the two men hear some strange sounds and find two monsters fighting. Tsukioka immedietely recognizes one of the monsters to be Godzilla. The two monsters then fall off a cliff, into the ocean.
Tsukioka and Kobayashi report to the authorities in Osaka, and find out that the other creature Godzilla was fighting was called "Anguirus." A group of scientists with the two pilots researched Anguirus in a book written by a Polish scientist. Anguirus and Godzilla lived around the same time millions of years ago. Anguirus hated hostile creatures, which explains the intense rivalry between Anguirus and Godzilla.
Dr. Yamane, who experienced Godzilla's first attack, was also present at the meeting, and shows a film of Godzilla attacking Tokyo just one year before. He then explains that the Godzilla Tsukioka and Kobayashi saw is another Godzilla. Yamane states that there is no way to kill Godzilla, and that Dr. Serizawa, the inventor of the weapon used to kill the previous Godzilla, the Oxygen Destroyer, had died and burned the formula. Yamane, though, suggests that the military should use flares on Godzilla to attract the monster away from the shore. Godzilla becomes angry when he sees lights because the hydrogen bomb's bright explosion had awakened him.
One day unexpectedly, Godzilla shows up on the shore of Osaka. Jets are sent to shoot flares from their planes to lead Godzilla away from the shore. Godzilla sees the flames, and, as Yamane predicted, starts to walk away.
Meanwhile, a prison truck transports dangerous criminals to another part of the country. All of the criminals, using body language, decided that this would be a great opportunity to escape from prison. The prisoners beat up the two policemen guarding the back door of the truck, and run away. A few of them find a gasoline truck, and put the petal to the metal. The truck crashes into an industrial building and starts a massive fire.
The fire attracts Godzilla to the shore of Osaka again. A few minutes later, Anglilas swims to shore and attacks Godzilla. The two creatures fight an intense battle, while destroying several buildings, including the tuna cannery that Tsukioka and Kobayashi work for. Godzilla finally bites Anguirus's neck, and throws him on a moat near Osaka Castle. Godzilla then fires his atomic ray, and burns Anguirus to death.
Tsukioka and Kobayashi are transferred to a Hokkaido plant. During a company party, Tsukioka and Kobayashi are notified that Godzilla destroyed one of the company fishing boats. The military, and Tsukioka begin a massive search for Godzilla. Tsukioka spots Godzilla swim to the shore of a small, icy island. He notifies the cannery, and Kobayashi takes off in his plane to switch shifts with Tsukioka.
Kobayashi dives his plane towards Godzilla to distract him from walking back into the ocean. Tsukioka then transferred to the air force, travels on a jet with an old college friend. They drop bombs on Godzilla but are unsuccessful. Godzilla then wades towards shore. Koboyashi dives towards Godzilla again but Godzilla fires his atomic ray on Kobayashi's plane. The plane then crashes on an icy mountain, killing Kobayashi.
Tsukioka grieves but then notices that the military can shoot missiles at the mountain, and bury Godzilla in an avalanche. The jets fire the missiles, and bury Godzilla in snow to his waist.
The jets return to base to reload, and Tsukioka is authorized to fly in his own jet. The jets return to the icy island, and shoot missiles at the mountain, burying Godzilla to his neck. Tsukioka then shoots his missiles burying Godzilla completely. Tsukioka looks to the sky, and says, "Kobayashi, we buried Godzilla for you."
Motoyoshi Oda Produced by:
Tomoyuki Tanaka Written by:
Masaru Satô Cinematography:
Seiichi Endo Editing by:
Kazuji Taira Distributed by:
Warner Brothers (USA)
April 24, 1955
May 21, 1959 (USA)
78 min. (USA)
Japanese Preceded by:
Godzilla Followed by:
King Kong vs Godzilla