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Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
"Mosura tai Gojira" (original title)

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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada ...
Yuriko Hoshi ...
News Photographer Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Professor Miura
Yû Fujiki ...
Reporter Jiro Nakamura (with egg and frying pan)
Kenji Sahara ...
Banzo Torahata
Za Pînattsu
Emi Itô ...
Yûmi Itô ...
Jun Tazaki ...
Editor Arota
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Kumayama
Kenzô Tabu ...
Mayor
Yutaka Sada ...
Old Man
Akira Tani ...
Village Headman
Susumu Fujita ...
General
Ikio Sawamura ...
Priest
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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 <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

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mothra | egg | japan | godzilla | monster | See All (45) »

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SEE the armies of the world destroyed! SEE the BIRTH of the world's most terrifying monster! SEE the war of the GIANTS! See more »


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17 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Because of the commercial success of Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964), Toho decided to release another Godzilla film in 1964, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964). The Mosugoji suit, though, needed to go through some repairs. During the shooting of this film, the mouth had become wobbly and would not work properly. The head had also caught fire, which didn't help the suit much. So the head of the Mosugoji suit was replaced by one of a sturdier design. "Mosugoji II," as some fans refer to the repaired suit, also had more mobility than the original Mosugoji. See more »

Goofs

When our heroes are chasing after the Twin Fairies on Infant Island, the "hard ground" beneath their feet bounces and bends with their footsteps. See more »

Quotes

[Kumayama, a shady businessman, announces he has just purchased a giant monster egg that washed ashore in Japan from the fishermen who hauled it in]
Villager: It was taken from our fishing waters, so it belongs to us.
Kumayama: Here is the receipt.
Reporter Jiro Nakamura: How much did you sell it for?
Villager: 1,224,560 yen.
Reporter Jiro Nakamura: That's an odd number.
Kumayama: Don't you know it's a fair price? Wholesale chicken eggs cost eight yen apiece. I figured this giant egg would be equal to 153,820 eggs. Multiply them by eight yen.
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Greatest Showa Godzilla Movie Of All Time!
10 July 2003 | by (Rochester NY) – See all my reviews

Godzilla Vs Mothra has to be the GREATEST movie of the 60s era. The Special Effects are amazing, dubbing is excellent, and the acting is very good. Mothra is one my favorite monsters. Roland Emmreich better not get his hands on this movie. Thats all I have to say. **** out of ****.


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