Original Toho Studios trailer for the release of “Invasion of Astro-Monster” in Japan (1965, a.k.a. “Godzilla vs. Monster Zero,” which was released in the U.S. in 1970).
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will showcase the return of “Godzilla vs. Monster Zero” (released in 1965 as “Invasion of Astro-Monster” in Japan, released in the United States in 1970), this Sat., March 31 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The 1965 entry in Toho Studios’ kaiju monster creature franchise was directed by veteran studio director Ishiro Honda, who specialized in most of Toho Studios’ classic kaiju creature films. Tomoyuki Tanaka served as producer of Honda’s 1965 cinematic kaiju creature film.
Who was in “Godzilla vs. Monster Zero”/”Invasion of Astro-Monster” (1965/1970)?
The players who appeared in Honda’s kaiju creature battle feature were Nick Adams (of “The Rebel” fame as Glenn Amer), Kumi Mizuno (as Miss Namikawa), Akira Takarada (as K. Fuji), Jun Tazaki (as Dr. Sakurai), Keiko Sawai (as Haruno Fuji), Yoshio Tsuchiya (as the “Planet X” controller), stunt performer Haruo Nakajima (in the “Godzilla”/”Gojira” suit), stunt performer Masaki Shinohara (as “Rodan”/”Radon”), Akira Kubo (as Tetsuo Teri), and Marvin Miller (of “The Millionaire” fame in an uncredited role for the English dubbing of Akira Takarada’s character).