Act 1 is a steady drum beat of cries that begin abruptly at sea. The film opens with Godzilla marching with the thunderous sound of his footsteps that sound like the bombs dropping from the sky on Tokyo during World War II. Godzilla’s cry gives way to the screeches of the Japanese fisherman on the Eiko Maru. The crew’s last cry is the S.O.S. signal frantically sent to the mainline, where concerns of family members turn to demands for answers. Back on the mainline the concerns grow as reports come in. The family members of the sailors demand for answers to the mysterious destruction of Japanese ships.
Particularly noteworthy are the reactions of Dr Yamane’s daughter Emiko. Her concerns, cries, screams with her range of facial expressions mark turning points in the story. In Act 1, her curious surprise in reply to her boyfriend Ogata upon learning about the demise of Eiko Maru turns into cries of sadness and sorrow.
Then Act 1 shifts to Odo Island where Godzilla is known for his attacks. There the human cries reach their highest pitch in this act. Survivors float off the shore shouting for rescue. Later, an island elder along with the young Shinkichi spotted his brother Masaji off shore. With his remaining strength Masaji can muster, he says Godzilla got his fellow sailors and their boat. The fear that the legend Odo Island turns into sounds of a local kagura that fills the night which gives way to an approaching storm that also brings Godzilla. The sound of his approach awakens Shinkichi who springs from his bed to the terrorizing sight of Godzilla. Act 1 closes with Shinkichi’s desperate scream for his mother and brother who are crushed beneath Godzilla’s feet.
Act 2: The Monster of Odo Island (00:14:48)
The damage to Odo Island could not have been caused by a mere storm, so an investigation team was dispatched.1