Made within months of GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (1955), this lukewarm sequel was released in the US several years later by a different company, which changed the Big Guy's name to "Gigantis" to avoid possible copyright infringement. (Though it was later retitled GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN,
the original English dubbing was retained.) Whatever you all it, it's strictly second-rate, lacking both the drama of the first film and the goofy panache of later entries.
Friends Tsukioka (Hiroshi Koizumi) and Kobayashi (Minoru Chiaki) are former fighter pilots who now work as airborne spotters for a commercial fishery. When engine trouble forces Kobayashi to land on a remote...