Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1965)

Genres - Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Release Date - Dec 20, 1964 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

A true "monster rally," this Japanese special-effects smorgasbord stars no fewer than four "A"-list movie monstrosities. Once again, the citizens of Tokyo are subjected to an ill-tempered atomic mutant. This time it's the triple-headed Ghidrah, who breathes electric volts in all directions. Coming to Tokyo's rescue is faithful old Mothra, but Ghidrah proves too much for the outsized insect, even with the ubiquitous "Peanuts" (Emi and Yumi Ito) acting as Mothra's cheerleaders. Fortunately, Godzilla and Rodan stop fighting each other to help Mothra vanquish Ghidrah. The climactic battle royal takes place high atop Mount Fuji (how do those monsters cast shadows on the sky like that?) Lots of fun, Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster surprisingly yielded no immediate sequels.




alien [not human], egg, Godzilla, insects, monster, mutant, outer-space, rescue, Rodan