Fellow fans of “Svengoolie” will be in for a treat this Sat. on Me-TV as he will present another cinematic kaiju masterpiece from Toho Studios.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster”
Trailer from Toho Studios’ release of “Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster” in Japan.
The iconic Chicago-based horror film host will have his premiere of the 1964 Toho Studios kaiju monster battle film, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.” The fun starts this Sat., May 6 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“Ghidorah” was directed by Ishiro Honda, who also directed the original “Godzilla” (released in 1954 as “Gojira” in Japan, released in the United States as “Godzilla, King of the Monsters!” in 1956)*.
Honda also directed “Rodan” (1956)*, “Mothra” (1961), “King Kong vs. Godzilla” (1962)*, “Godzilla vs. Mothra” (1964)*, and “Godzilla’s Revenge” (1969)* and “Terror of Mechagodzilla” (1975).
This 1964 entry in Toho Studios’ kaiju monster film series showcases the destructive creature known as “King Ghidorah.” Other iconic Toho kaiju creatures are also featured, including Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan, as the three latter creatures work together to battle it out against the three-headed monster.
Other “Godzilla-Ghidorah” kaiju battle films that were produced by Toho Studios include “Godzilla vs. Gigan” (1972) and “Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah” (1991).
Who was in “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster?”
The actors who appeared in “Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster” were Yôsuke Natsuki (as Detective Shindo), Yuriko Hoshi (as Naoko Shindo), Akiko Wakabayashi (as the Princess of Sergina), Hiroshi Koizumi (as Professor Miura), the popular twin sister pop singing duo “The Peanuts” (Emi and Yumi Ito, reprising their role of Mothra’s twin shobijin guardians), Kenji Sahara (as Kanamaki, the editor-in-chief) and Takashi Shimura (as Dr. Tsukamoto).