A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can put luxury condos there. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on the beach nearby and is immediately put on public display. The developer's plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla's rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo again. It's up to the elderly Mothra, and then to its two offspring, to save Tokyo from destruction. Written by
Molly Malloy <email@example.com>
WHAT IS IT... How much terror can you stand?
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Did You Know?
This is the final Showa Era film in the series where Godzilla is a malevolent figure. In later films he would be portrayed as a protector of Earth and the only time he would cause destruction was when he was controlled by aliens. However, since Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn
(1984) (which also began the Heisei series) he has returned to his original portrayal as a destructive menace. See more
In the days before digital compositing, it was common practice to print matted elements with a degree of transparency, to minimize matte lines. It was an additional step of complexity to the process, which was deliberate and not an error. Many movies are notable for partially transparent mattes, including Robinson Crusoe on Mars
(1964) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
(1980). See more
[the reporters and the scientist are trying to persuade the executives of Happy Enterprises to give up the giant egg
News Photographer Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi
You should return the egg to its rightful owner.
You keep saying about the 'rightful owner.' Is the rightful owner's name written on that egg?
Reporter Jiro Nakamura
No, but it's pretty clear it's Mothra's egg.
[shocked; looks at his partner
Banzo Torahata - U.S.:Shiro Torahata
[scoffs at this
Hmmph. Are you saying you have power of attorney from Mothra? Kumayama, it's no use talking with them. Ask them to leave.
Referenced in Rudora no hihou
Composed by Akira Ifukube
and Keiichi Ôta
Performed by The Peanuts (Emi Itô
and Yûmi Itô
) See more