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zjpg02| Godzilla Raids Again
Director: Motoyoshi Oda
Screenplay: Shigeaki Hidaka, Takeo Murata
Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
Cast: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura, Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla

Running Time: 82
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC )
Studio:  Toho DVD Region:  1
DVD Release:  Discs:  1 (DVD) []
Reviews:  Godzilla Raids Again Kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Motoyoshi Oda, and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. The second film in the Godzilla , this was a direct sequel quickly put into production to capitalize on the box office success of Godzilla 1954 film the previous year. This was the first film in the series to feature a monster vs. monster scenario, as it introduced Godzilla's first foe, the quadruped monster Anguirus. This scenario of Godzilla battling other giant monsters would become a staple for the rest of the series.

The film was released theatrically in the United States in the Summer of 1959 by Warner Brothers as Gigantis, the Fire Monster. This American version of the film was heavily edited as it not only gives Godzilla a modified roar and a new origin, but also changes his name from Godzilla to Gigantis, trying to pass the monster off as a completely new character. This move was considered a failure, and all subsequent American cuts of Godzilla films would use the character's proper name.

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