Directed by Ishiro Honda
Invasion of Astro-Monster
Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1965 • Japan
Aliens from Planet X make an irresistible offer to the people of Earth: let them borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help defeat King Ghidorah, and in return they will provide a cure for all known human disease. But the aliens’ duplicity is soon revealed, as they deploy all three monsters in their quest to conquer Earth. This retro romp, featuring American star Nick Adams, stands as a high point in the Showa Godzilla series.
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The War of the Gargantuas
Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1966 • Japan
After escaping a laboratory, two giant ape-like humanoids battle it out over Tokyo.
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...
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...