Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster – Japan, 1966, color, 35mm, 87′
by Jun Fukuda
Script Shin’ichi Sekizawa – Cinematography Kazuo Yamada – Montaggio Ryôhei Fujii – Music Masaru Satô – Cast Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Chôtarô Tôgin – Production Toho Company
Young Yata is lost at sea with his vessel. His brother Ryota isn’t convinced that he is dead, so he steals a boat with two friends and takes it to the place of the disappearance. During the trip however, a massive storm appears and a huge lobster emerges from the water and wrecks their ship on the island of Letchi. Here the group must defend themselves against the Red Bamboo, the military that dominates the island and keeps the indigenous people captive. Godzilla will help Yata and Ryota to escape and defeat the monster Ebirah.