WorldCat Identities

Honda, Ishirō 1911-1993

Overview
Works: 312 works in 725 publications in 6 languages and 6,896 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Motion pictures  Anthology films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author, Other, fmd, Performer, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ishirō Honda
Godzilla by Raymond Burr( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American reporter Steve Martin investigaates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Godzilla( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla rises from the sea, his slumber disturbed by atomic tests. With its haunting scenes of a devastated Tokyo eerily echoing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film gave the world the perfect monster, and metaphor, for the Atomic Age
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogres from a black hole in outer space seek the supremacy of the universe. They build a space age robot Godzilla complete with radar manipulated guided missiles and rockets. The robot is guided by the evil bionic wonder woman with X-ray eyes. Not satisfied with pitting the robot Godzilla against Godzilla himself, they also send in the prehistoric monster Titanosauras to vanquish Godzilla. Bonus video art gallery and Godzilla trailer collection at end
Rodan by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a small mining village starts to experience strange deaths in the nearby mines, the authorities discover that the caves are besieged by giant caterpillars with an appetite for humans!
Godzilla vs. Mothra( Visual )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A savage storm disturbs Mothra the giant moth monster. Caught between Mothra and Godzilla, earthlings are endangered unless help comes from an unlikely source
Godzilla's revenge( Visual )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person!
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by Ghidrah, a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Yume = Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa's dreams is one of the most visionary, deeply personal works in the 60-year career of the master behind Rashomon, The Seven Samurai and Ran. Comprised of eight episodes rich in imagery and insight (and featuring Scorsese as Vincent Van Gogh), it explores the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power and especially humankind's need to harmonize with nature. You will be enchanted ... and enthralled
Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Destroy all monsters! by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alien invaders seek to take over the earth, using an army of monsters including Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah
All monsters attack = Gojira-Minira-Gabara : oru kaijū daishingeki( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person!
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aliens from Planet X borrow our monsters for a little extermination project, but they've got something else up their sleeves: world domination. Using mind-control technology, these vinyl-and-sunglasses wearing spacemen turn Godzilla, Rodan and Kiing Ghidorah loose in Japan, demanding Earth's surrender! It's up to American astronaut F. Glenn, his galaxy-trotting buddy Fuji, and nerdy inventor Tetsuo to break the aliens' hold on the monsters and save our planet from certain doom. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) represents the pinnacle of Toho's monster cinema, with an all-star cast featuring Nick Adams (The Rebel), Akira Takarada (the original Godzilla) and Kumi Mizuno as alien temptress Namikawa, plus a cavalcade of amazing retro-terrific special effects. Presented in its original, uncut Japanese-language edition, plus the English-dubbed version originally titled Monster Zero in the U.S."--Container
King Kong vs Godzilla by Tadao Takashima( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two mightiest monsters of all time battle in the thrilling adventure classic. When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a remote tropical island to steal King Kong for advertising purposes, they get more than they bargained for when the gigantic ape attacks an unsuspecting village and an enormous octopus. Meanwhile, far below the sea, a submarine crew unleashes reptilian terror when they melt a block of ice
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The H-man]: Police experts investigating sordid drug dealings are stumped when crooks vanish leaving only their clothes behind. No-nonsense Inspector Tominaga (Akihiko Hirata) refuses to give credence to the radical theory of scientist Dr. Masada (Kenji Sahara): radioactivity has transformed six sailors into H-Men, liquid beings that dissolve other humans for food. Alluring nightclub singer Chikako Arai (top-billed Yumi Shirakawa, star of The Mysterians) gets involved because her boyfriend is one of the gangsters thought to have disappeared -- or been liquefied. Two sailors' tale of encountering "living liquid" monsters on a derelict ship is presented in a spooky flashback. The authorities remain unconvinced -- until the H-Men invade Chikako's nightclub, melting gangsters and detectives alike!
Godzilla, king of the monsters( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ocean's surface begins to boil white hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true, the legend of Godzilla
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Chikyū Bōeigun = the Mysterians by Zhusilang Benduo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A race of gigantic scientific intellectuals determine to take over Earth
Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in Japanese and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A freak hurricane causes a quivering egg-like mass to drift onto a peaceful coastline. What is inside the egg? None other than the baby offspring of the giant moth MOTHRA. Godzilla and Mothra are set to battle to the death in this monster classic."
 
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Alternative Names
Honda, Inoshirō

Honda Inoshiro 1911-1993

Honda, Inoširó 1911-1993

Honda, Ishirō

Honda, Ishiro 1911-1993

Honda, Iŝiro

Honda, Iširó 1911-1993

Honda Isiró japán filmrendező

Ishiro Honda honda

Ishirō Honda Japanese film director

Ishirō Honda japanischer Filmregisseur

Ishirō Honda Japans filmregisseur

Ishirō Honda réalisateur japonais

Ishirō Honda regista giapponese

Ishirō Honda regizor de film japonez

Ishirō Honda reżyser japoński

Ishirō Honda Sutradara Film Godzilla

Iširó Honda japonský režisér

Ισίρο Χόντα

Хонда, Исиро

Хонда Ісіро Японський кінорежисер

Իսիրո Հոնդա

אישירו הונדה במאי קולנוע יפני

ايتشيرو هوندا

إيتشيرو هوندا مخرج أفلام ياباني

ایشیرو هوندا کارگردان ژاپنی

อิชิโร ฮนดะ

본다저사랑 1911-1993

혼다 이시로 일본의 영화 감독

ほんだ, いしろう 1911-1993

ホンダ, イシロウ

ホンダ, イシロウ 1911-1993

多猪四郎

多猪四郎 1911-1993

多猪四郎 日本电影导演

本多, 猪四郎

本多, 猪四郎, 1911-1993

本多猪四郎 1911-1993

本多猪四郎 日本の映画監督

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