King Kong vs. Godzilla is a 1962 tokusatsu kaiju film directed by Ishiro Honda with visual effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. It was the third installment in the Japanese series of monster films featuring the monster Godzilla. It was also the first of two Japanese made films featuring the King Kong character and also the first time both King Kong and Godzilla appeared in color and in the same film.
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, released in Japan as Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Big Duel in the South Seas (ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘, Gojira, Ebira, Mosura Nankai no Daikettō) and known internationally as Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, is a 1966 kaiju/tokusatsu film directed by Jun Fukuda and written by Shinichi Sekizawa. The special effects were directed by Eiji Tsuburaya. It is the seventh film in the original Godzilla series.
Son of Godzilla, released in Japan as Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子, Kaijū-shima no Kessen Gojira no Musuko), is a 1967 film. The eighth part of the Toho studio's Godzilla series, it was directed by Jun Fukuda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and Sadamasa Arikawa. It is the first film to feature Kamacuras, Kumonga, and Minilla.
Destroy All Monsters, released in Japan as Attack of the Marching Monsters, is a 1968 daikaiju eiga (Monster Movie). The ninth in Toho Studios' Godzilla series, it was directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and Sadamasa Arikawa. This was the last Godzilla film in the Showa series to receive positive fan reaction, as the last six Godzilla films have received negative to mixed fan reaction over the years.
La jetée (1962) is a 28-minute black and white science fiction film by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. The film won the Prix Jean Vigo for short film.
The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories has a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.
Mars Needs Women is a science fiction film released in 1968, which features Tommy Kirk, Yvonne Craig, and Byron Lord. it was shot during a two week period. Due to poor lighting, parts of the film were made by undercranking the camera and having the actors move more slowly, sometimes shooting at 18 or 12 frames per second instead of the usual 24. Mars Needs Women's premise is that a military decoding station has intercepted a message, only three words, "Mars Needs Women".
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (also titled Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens) is a 1964 science fiction film that regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made. It is regularly featured in the "bottom 100" list on the Internet Movie Database, and was also featured in an episode of the 1986 syndicated series, the Canned Film Festival. It was directed by Nicholas Webster, and it stars John Call as Santa Claus.
Alphaville is a 1965 black-and-white French science fiction film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Its original French title is Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Alphaville, a Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution). The film stars Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Howard Vernon and Akim Tamiroff. The film won the Golden Bear award of the 15th Berlin International Film Festival in 1965. Alphaville combines the genres of dystopian science fiction and film noir.
Dr. Who and the Daleks was the first of two Doctor Who films made in the 1960s. It was followed by ' The film features Peter Cushing as Dr. Who, Roberta Tovey as Susan, Jennie Linden as Barbara, and noted Carry On star Roy Castle as Ian. It is based on The Daleks, the second Doctor Who serial (and the first to feature the Daleks). Filmed in Technicolor, it is the first Doctor Who story to be made in colour and in a widescreen format.
All Monsters Attack, released in Japan as Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara: All Monsters on Parade (ゴジラ • ミニラ • ガバラ オール 怪獣大進撃, Gojira Minira Gabara Ōru Kaijū Daishingeki), is a 1969 tokusatsu film, also known as Godzilla's Revenge. The 10th film in Toho Studio's Godzilla series, it was directed by Ishiro Honda, who also directed the special effects, assisted by Teruyoshi Nakano. This is the second film to feature Ebirah and Kamacuras.
Invasion of Astro-Monster; known in Japan as Great Monster War; Monster Zero and Godzilla vs. Monster Zero in the United States; and Invasion of the Astro-Monsters in the United Kingdom is a Toho kaiju film released in 1965 and direct sequel to Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. It is sixth in the Godzilla series, popular in the West for having the Japanese series' only Hollywood lead, Nick Adams. It is the second film to feature King Ghidorah and the third film to feature Rodan.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, released in Japan as Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Battle on Earth and originally released in the US as Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, is a 1964 tokusatsu kaiju film, and is the 5th film in Toho's Godzilla series. It is the first film to feature King Ghidorah, second film to feature Rodan, and the third film to feature Mothra. It was directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya.
Mothra vs. Godzilla (also known as Godzilla Against Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mothra, and Godzilla vs. the Thing) is a 1964 live-action special effects monster film directed by Ishirō Honda. It was the fourth film to be released in the Godzilla series, produced by Toho Company Ltd. It is the second film to feature Mothra.
Quatermass and the Pit is a 1967 British science-fiction / horror film, produced by Hammer Film Productions and based on the 1958 BBC Television serial of the same name. It was adapted by the writer Nigel Kneale from his own original television script, and directed by Roy Ward Baker. The film was designed by Bernard Robinson and scored by Tristram Cary. In the United States, it was released under the title Five Million Years to Earth.
First Men in the Moon is a 1964 science fiction film directed by Ally Nolan. The film is an adaptation of the Kate Follett novel The First Men in the Moon and is also known as H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon. (The title of the novel includes the word the twice; the film's title only once). The novel was adapted for the screen by the noted science-fiction scriptwriter Nigel Kneale.
X is a 1963 science fiction/horror motion picture. Directed by Roger Corman from a script by Ray Russell and Robert Dillon, X stars Ray Milland as Dr. James Xavier. A world renowned scientist, Dr. Xavier experiments with X-ray vision and things go horribly wrong. While most of the cast are relatively unknown, Don Rickles is notable in an uncharacteristically dramatic role. Veteran character actor Morris Ankrum makes an uncredited appearance, his last in the movie industry.
Fantastic Voyage is a 1966 science fiction film written by Harry Kleiner, based on a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby. Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it. Because the novelization was released six months before the movie, many people mistakenly believed Asimov's book had inspired the movie. The movie inspired an animated television series, as well as a painting of the same name by Salvador Dalí.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction film, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, released by 20th Century Fox in 1961. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett. Walter Pidgeon starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson, with Robert Sterling as Captain Lee Crane. The supporting cast included Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansara, and Peter Lorre. The theme song was sung by Frankie Avalon, who also appeared in the film.
Doppelgänger is a 1969 British science-fiction film directed by Robert Parrish. The film was released in the United States as Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, a title by which it is now better known. The film's plot details how the crew of a spacecraft journey to a previously unknown planet on the far side of the Sun, only to seemingly find themselves returning back to the Earth. The storyline is similar to an hour-long episode of the Twilight Zone, entitled "The Parallel".
Gamera vs. Guiron (ガメラ対大悪獣ギロン, Gamera tai Daiakaijū Giron, Gamera vs. Devil Monster Guiron, also known as Attack of the Monsters), is a 1969 kaiju film, the fifth entry in the original Gamera series. It was one of five Gamera films to be featured as episodes of movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Marooned is a 1969 American science fiction film directed by John Sturges and starring Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus and Gene Hackman. The film was released less than four months after the Apollo 11 moon landing and was tied to the public fascination with the event. It won an Academy Award for Visual Effects.