WorldCat Identities

Honda, Ishirō 1911-1993

Overview
Works: 239 works in 562 publications in 6 languages and 5,864 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Motion pictures  Children's films  B films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Interviewee, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, fmd, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ishirō Honda
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American reporter Steve Martin investigates 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 Toyko to a smoldering graveyard
Gojira = Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

53 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 658 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
Godzilla( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 560 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
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens from a dying galaxy construct a robot, Mechagodzilla, armed with lasers and guided missles to conquer Earth. Godzilla's strength is no match for Titanosaurus and Mechagodzilla until Interpol agents discover a weakness that gives Godzilla a chance to save the world
Godzilla's revenge( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 280 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!
Godzilla vs. Mothra( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 274 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!
Rodan by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gigantic prehistoric bird is disturbed from his slumber by H-bomb tests; he awakens to wreak havoc on civilization
Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 240 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."
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director's own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. As a visually sumptuous journey through the master's imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of creation, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh, the film is both a showcase for its maker's artistry at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 170 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
Destroy all monsters!( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything seems secure on Monster Island until aliens use remote-control devices to command the monsters to destroy. New York, Moscow, London and Peking find themselves under attack
All monsters attack = Gojira-Minira-Gabara : oru kaijū daishingeki( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 131 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!
King Kong vs Godzilla by Tadao Takashima( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 116 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
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 105 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
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 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!
Chikyū Bōeigun = the Mysterians by Zhusilang Benduo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an atomic blast, members of an expedition explore a heavily radiated island. Much to their surprise, they discover that life still exists there: two beautiful girls, who are only a six inches high, guard a sacred, giant egg. The giant egg hatches into a larva which grows to tremendous size, and, as may be well expected, wreaks havoc on downtown Tokyo
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagasaki, 1990. Vier kleinkinderen brengen de zomer door bij hun oma Kane. Een brief van haar broer, die naar Amerika uitgeweken is, meldt dat hij stervende is. De kleinkinderen vinden dat oma naar hem toe moet
Rodan : and War of the gargantuas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodan: "A small village is besieged by deadly man-eating insects. When Shigeru travels deep into a mineshaft to exterminate the beasts, he makes an even more horrifying discovery, Rodan, the flying monster!. Two giant pterodactyls terrorize Japan, soaring through the sky and blowing away cities with wing-whipped gusts. How will the world survive this seemingly unstoppable threat?"--Container
 
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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

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

Iširó Honda japonský režisér

Хонда, Исиро

Хонда Ісіро Японський кінорежисер

Իսիրո Հոնդա

אישירו הונדה במאי קולנוע יפני

إيتشيرو هوندا

إيتشيرو هوندا مخرج أفلام ياباني

ایشیرو هوندا کارگردان ژاپنی

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

Languages
Japanese (111)

English (110)

French (2)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Godzilla's revengeDestroy all monsters!King Kong vs GodzillaIcons of sci-fi : Toho collectionMothraHachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August