Directed by Ishiro Honda
All Monsters Attack
Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1969 • Japan
Director Ishiro Honda returned again for the first Godzilla movie expressly for children. Economizing by reusing effects shots from other films in the series, All Monster Attack tells the story of Ichiro, a lonely latchkey kid who finds solace in his dreams of befriending Minilla, the titular progeny of Son of Godzilla, whose parent is also often absent. In this thoughtful, human-scale story, boy and monster learn together what it means to grow up.
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Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1970 • Japan
Starring Akira Kubo, Yukiko Kobayashi, Atsuko Takahashi
Amoeba-like aliens crash-land on a far-flung island in the South Pacific. Their plan to conquer Earth? Generate towering versions of native sea creatures. Soon, a supersized squid, a colossal crab, an...
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1975 • Japan
In Godzilla’s last gasp of the Showa era, aliens retrieve Mechagodzilla’s remains and rebuild it with the aid of an unhinged biologist (a scenery-chewing Akihiko Hirata), in hopes of defeating Godzilla for possession of planet Earth. This film marked the r...