Monday, December 19, 2016
"Invasion of Astro-Monster" released 1965
Invasion of Astro-Monster (Godzilla vs Monster Zero, Invasion of Planet X or The Great Monster War, among many others) was released December 19, 1965 in Japan. U.S. audiences had to wait another 5 years before they could see it in American theatres.
Aliens from Planet X, from the dark side of Jupiter, come to Earth to ask if they can borrow Godzilla and Rodan to rid their planet of the hideous Monster Zero (Astro-Monster, etc.) Of course, the humans, being glad to get rid of the G-Man and Rodan, agree. Then they find out the aliens have an ulterior motive. Chaos ensues.
We've seen this before but the one that sets this movie above the others is the Godzilla Dance!!
Here's the trailer: