|Teodorico C. Santos
|Cirio H. Santiago
People's Pictures Inc.
Tokyo 1960 was a 1957 kaiju film directed by Teodorico C. Santos and starring Tessie Quintana and Zaldy Zshornack. It is a Filipino version of the first Godzilla movie.It is considered to be a lost film.
Takashi Shimura was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1934 and 1981. He appeared in 21 of Akira Kurosawa's 30 films, including as a lead actor in Drunken Angel (1948), Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954). He played Professor Kyohei Yamane in Ishirō Honda's original Godzilla (1954) and its first sequel, Godzilla Raids Again (1955). For his contributions to the arts, the Japanese government decorated Shimura with the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1974 and the Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette in 1980.
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. is a 2003 Japanese kaiju film directed by Masaaki Tezuka, with special effects by Eiichi Asada. Distributed by Toho and produced under their subsidiary Toho Pictures, it is the 28th film in the Godzilla franchise, the fifth film in the franchise's Millennium series, the 27th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and a direct sequel to the 2002 film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. The film features the fictional monster characters Godzilla and Mothra, along with the mecha character Mechagodzilla, who is referred to in the film by the name Kiryu.
Emma Alegre is a Filipina retired actress, who worked from 1954 to 1957, mostly for LVN Pictures. She first appeared in Dalaginding. Her third movie was Damong Ligaw, where she was billed second. In her fourth movie, Dambanang Putik, she played the friend of Delia Razon.
LVN Pictures, Inc. was a Filipino film studio that was considered one of the biggest in the history of Philippine cinema and its foremost establishment in motion picture post-production until 2005. In its heyday of motion picture production, LVN Pictures has been compared to that of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) of Hollywood because it had, under contract, the biggest stars and film craftsmen of the period. Before its closure in 2005, LVN Pictures was known as one of the oldest living film studios in the country.
Lauro Delgado was a Filipino actor, born as Loreto Porciuncula in Bocaue, Bulacan. He was discovered by the director Gerardo de Leon.
Tessie Agana is a Filipina former child actress of the 1950s. She is best known for her role as the titular character in the 1951 film Roberta, which was then the highest grossing Philippine film of all time. Her mother was actress Linda Estrella. She was also known as the "Shirley Temple of the Philippines".
The Mysterians is a 1957 Japanese epic science fiction film directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. Produced and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd., it is the first Honda-Tsuburaya collaboration filmed in both color and TohoScope, and stars Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kōchi, Akihiko Hirata, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Susumu Fujita, and Takashi Shimura, with Haruo Nakajima and Katsumi Tezuka as Mogera. In the film, Earth's defense forces unite to combat an extraterrestrial race that desires to intermarry with human women and settle on the planet.
Amado Cortez was a Filipino actor and diplomat. His father was Jose Padilla Sr., a governor in Plaridel, Bulacan and his mother was Maria Clara Ruiz. His brothers were Jose Padilla Jr., Carlos Padilla Sr., Roy Padilla and his sisters were Consuelo Padilla-Osorio, Paz Padilla, Pilar Padilla and Cristina Aragon who portrayed Valentina in the very first Darna movie in 1951.
José Rizaldy Taduran Zshornack was a Filipino actor. Zshornack had a long career spanning the 1950s to the 1990s.
Yoshio Tsuchiya was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Toshio Matsumoto's surreal Bara No Soretsu and Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Red Beard, and Kihachi Okamoto's Kill!. He had a long-standing interest in UFOs and wrote several books on the subject. He preferred starring in science fiction films, usually as aliens, or people possessed by them, in such films as Battle in Outer Space, Monster Zero, and Destroy All Monsters.
Akihiko Hirata, born Akihiko Onoda, was a Japanese film actor. While Hirata starred in many movies, he is most well known for his work in the kaiju genre, including such films as King Kong vs. Godzilla, The Mysterians, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and his most famous role of Dr. Daisuke Serizawa, the brilliant but disturbed young scientist in the original Godzilla, released in 1954. Hirata was married to the popular actress Yoshiko Kuga from 1961 until his death. He died at age 56 in 1984 after a long battle with lung cancer.
Shoichi Hirose, occasionally miscredited as Masakazu Hirose and nicknamed Solomon for his survival in the naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons, was a Japanese actor. Hirose portrayed Godzilla's archenemy King Ghidorah and King Kong in King Kong vs. Godzilla, along with several "tough guy" roles.
Hiroshi Koizumi was a Japanese actor, best known for his starring role in the 1955 film Godzilla Raids Again as well as other Toho Studios monster movies. He was born in Japan. He is a graduate of Keio University in Tokyo.
Kumi Mizuno is a Japanese actress best known for appearing in several Toho kaiju films of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Kamay ni Cain is a 1957 action film directed by Gerardo de León, written by Cesar Amigo and Clodualdo del Mundo Sr., starring Zaldy Zshornack and Fernando Poe, Jr.
Kaaway ng Batas is a 1990 Philippine action film edited and directed by Pepe Marcos. The film stars Rudy Fernandez. This is the first film produced by Rudy and Lorna Tolentino under their film company Reflection Films.
Akira Watanabe was a Japanese special effects art director who worked on 38 films in a career spanning 25 years.
Premiere Entertainment Productions was a Philippine film production company. It was among the country's major film companies, along with Sampaguita Pictures, LVN Pictures and Lea Productions. It now operates as an investment holding company.
Walang Daigdig is a 1960 action film directed by Pablo Santiago and written by Tommy C. David. It stars Fernando Poe Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Cielito Legaspi, Ben Perez, Rodolfo Cristobal. This film marks the first venture of lead star Fernando Poe Jr. and Zaldy Zshornack as film producers.
Labanang Lalaki is a 1996 Philippine action film written and directed by Joe Mari Avellana. The film stars Jestoni Alarcon, John Regala and Zaldy Zshornack.