Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru, an island previously used for atomic tests. Amazingly free of radiation effects, they believe they were protected by a special juice given to them by... See full summary »
Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru, an island previously used for atomic tests. Amazingly free of radiation effects, they believe they were protected by a special juice given to them by the natives. A joint expedition of Rolithican and Japanese scientists explores Beiru and discovers many curious things, including two women only a foot high. Unscrupulous expedition leader Clark Nelson abducts the women and puts them in a vaudeville show. But their sweet singing contains a telepathic cry for help to Mothra, the gigantic moth worshiped as a goddess by the island people. Mothra seeks the women in Tokyo, wreaking the usual havoc and special effects. Written by
Molly Malloy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The U.S. version, as released by Columbia Pictures, has an extensive cast listing. However, the names of Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi and Kyoko Kagawa are missing. They are the top billed stars of the film. See more »
Reading user kilroy-20's comment on the film, I was forced to reply.
The so-called ''bad'' special effects were pretty good in those standards back then, and blew away anything Hollywood could come up with at that time (deny if you wish). But since monster movies usually are given a infamous reputation for having ''cheap'' special effects, it seems to you it does. Like many others, usually folks think any plot or story that focuses on a kaiju (monster in english) is completly stupid, when they don't even bother to give it a chance. I find it VERY amazing how YOU believe every foregin monster film, translated into english, has BAD dubbing. Also, I truly don't understand how the hell can you say MOTHRA has horrible acting, when you are just listening to American voices. That would be like me saying ''this Asian guy can't act'', when I'm only hearing a enlish voice. The film MOTHRA is all good in those standards if you ask me, but since the monster here is a Moth, you can't help but laugh at it.
You call all Godzilla films stupid and bad, yet, you continue to watch a genre you don't even like. The company has made descent movie pictures, but since you hate the (Japanese) monster movies, and have been brainwashed into believing ''There trash and cheap'' (sp?), you seem to have little care. Just goes to show you how folks about Japanese entertainment these days.
BTW, forgive me for any mis-spells, I'm not that good in english, hence the fact I live in a different country not far from U.S.A.
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