Directed by Ishiro Honda
Destroy All Monsters
Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1968 • Japan
The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters. Set in the remote future of 1999, when the people of Earth have achieved world peace by confining destructive creatures to Monsterland (until an alien race intervenes), DESTROY ALL MONSTERS mounts a thrilling display of innovative action sequences and memorable images that have made it a favorite for generations of viewers.
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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 dream...
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...