„Godzilla Raids Again (ゴジラの逆襲 Gojira no Gyakushū?, lit. „Counterattack of Godzilla“), is a 1955 Japanese Science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Motoyoshi Oda, and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. The second film in the Godzilla series, this was a direct sequel quickly put into production to capitalize on the box office success of Godzilla the previous year. This was the first film in the series to feature a „monster vs. monster“ scenario, as it introduced Godzilla’s first foe, the quadruped monster Anguirus. This scenario of Godzilla battling other giant monsters would become a staple for the rest of the series. The film was released theatrically in the United States in the Summer of 1959 by Warner Brothers as Gigantis, the Fire Monster. This American version of the film was heavily edited as it not only gives Godzilla a modified roar and a new origin, but also changes his name from „Godzilla“ to „Gigantis“, trying to pass the monster off as a completely new character. This move was considered a failure, and all subsequent American cuts of Godzilla films would use the character’s proper name.“ (Quelle)
Ja, das klingt ganz schön großspurig für einen Film, der aus Pappe und Gummi besteht und sich mit Voice-Overn über Wasser hält – dennoch ein großer Spaß, vor allem für Freunde von heroischer Selbstaufopferung. Was auch sonst?