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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

Directed by Jun Fukuda

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sleestakk, sleestakk, Javitron, sleestakk

Overview

After being caught in a storm in the south seas, several teenagers and thief arrive on an island where natives have been enslaved by a terrorist organization.  They also discover a sleeping Godzilla and decide to wake him up to aid in their plan to free the natives.

Rated PG | Length 87 minutes

Actors

Noriko Honma | Akira Takarada | Jun Tazaki | Chôtarô Tôgin | Kumi Mizuno | Hideo Sunazuka | Tôru Watanabe | Tôru Ibuki | Akihiko Hirata | Ikio Sawamura | Kazuo Suzuki | Chieko Nakakita | Yutaka Sada | Hideyo Amamoto | Hisaya Itô | Tadashi Okabe | Wataru Ômae | Haruo Nakajima | Shôichi Hirose | Shigeki Ishida | Ken'ichirô Maruyama | Hideo Shibuya | Yuko Bambi | Yoko Bambi | Yû Sekita

Viewing Notes

Back for the 2nd night of G-Fest but only one screening Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966). This film really encapsulates everything I love about 50s & 60s Japanese sci-fi film. Thought I had seen this one but I had not. Really great story about an secret military base of the Red Bamboo Army and the Sea Monster that guards the island.

The Red Bamboo keeps the monster at bay with a special juice produced on the island by slaves. Bonus was having Akira Takarada, the main star of the film (and other Japanese sci-fi films), in attendance to introduce the film. He was signing at G-Fest but after the screening, fans got a chance to talk to him and take photos w/this legend. Killer evening!

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