All Monsters Attack (ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃, Gojira Minira Gabara Ōru Kaijū Daishingeki, lit. Godzilla, Minilla, and Gabara: All Monsters Attack) is a 1969 Japanese kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda, written by Shinichi Sekizawa, and produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. The film, which was produced and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd, is the tenth film in the Godzilla series, and features the fictional monster characters Godzilla, Minilla, and Gabara. The film stars Tomonori Yazaki, Kenji Sahara, and Hideyo Amamoto, with special effects by Honda and Teruyoshi Nakano, and features Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla, Marchan the Dwarf as Minilla, and Yasuhiko Kakuyuki as Gabara.
Due to production costs, All Monsters Attack includes extensive stock footage of Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, Son of Godzilla, King Kong Escapes, and Destroy All Monsters. The filmmakers also employed the same Godzilla suit used for Destroy All Monsters. Despite being credited as the film’s special effects director, Eiji Tsuburaya was not actively involved with the production. Director Ishirō Honda not only directed the drama scenes but the special effects scenes as well, with assistance from Teruyoshi Nakano, who was a first assistant special effects director at the time. Honda would later confirm that Tsuburaya was given credit as the film’s special effects director “out of respect”, and the reason why Honda took over Tsuburaya’s duties was due to “budget and time constraints”. A small studio was used for the production, where both the special effects and drama scenes were filmed (usually the two were filmed in separate studios).
All Monsters Attack was released theatrically in Japan on December 20, 1969. It received a theatrical release in the United States in 1971 by Maron Films, under the title Godzilla’s Revenge, on a double bill with the 1967 film Night of the Big Heat. The film is often retrospectively considered one of the worst Godzilla films, although Honda had come to consider it as one of his favorites in the series.
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