Top 20 Craziest Kaiju: Number 4

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Ghidrah

 

from San daikaiju chikyu saidai no kessen
[trans. Three Giant Monsters’ Decisive Battle for Earth]
(Japan-1964; dir. Ishiro Honda)
[aka Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster]

Ghidrah poster

Naoko Shindo: Oh it looks like they’re having a conversation. Oh Shindo, what do you think they’re saying to each other?
Detective Shindo: Huh, how would I know? You expect me to understand monster talk?

This space monster, the arch-nemesis of Godzilla the king of all monsters, is definitely one of the most insane creations to date to grace our list — a giant golden-scaled, triple-headed dragon kaiju from space that can spew lightning bolts from its mouths with destructive consequences. In its original screen appearances it even had golden hair! Over the years there have been many various different takes on the creature, including a cyborg version developed by the Futurians, but no matter what form he takes Ghidrah or King Ghidorah easily steals the show with every appearance and is popularly considered the most genuinely fearsome of the lot.

Ghidrah pic 1

Ghidrah 2

King Ghidorah pic 1

King Ghidorah 2

King Ghidorah 3

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MechaKG 2

The trailer for Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster:

The US trailer:

A tribute:

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3 Responses to Top 20 Craziest Kaiju: Number 4

  1. Avery says:

    Ghidrah or King Ghidorah always demands all eyes on him when he debuts on screen no matter what incarnation he appears as. No wonder, that out of all of Godzilla’s countless enemies, he easily claims the top spot and proves the most formidable. Every chance he gets he’s ready to steal the show from the Big G and company.

  2. Karen says:

    Man, he even LOOKS angry.

  3. Pingback: San daikaiju: Chikyu saidai no kessen (Godzila, Ghidrah – three-headed monster) (1964) | Old Old Films

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