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>
Nothing Like This Ever On the Screen!
See more »
Did You Know?
In the scene towards the end, where Godzilla's head pops up behind the mountain (behind the policeman), the Godzilla "theme" music begins to play. Composer Akira Ifukube
felt that music wasn't needed in that scene because, as he said, "Godzilla's appearance is already impressive enough." However, director Ishirô Honda
decided to include the music cue anyway. Upon the first screening, when the scene appears with the music, it is said that Ifukube gave Honda a very "disapproving" look. However, it was the only moment in their professional careers together that they ever had a disagreement. See more
When the Mothra larva grabs into Godzilla's tail and he flings it around, the "skin" of the Mothra puppet clearly breaks apart at several points. 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.
"Song Of A Tiny Star"
("Chîsana Hoshi No Uta")
For 1980 rerelease (Toho Champion Festival)
Composed by Nobuo Hocchi
Written by Michio Yamashita
Arranged by Harry Kimura and Nobuo Hocchi
Performed by TALIZMAN
Licensed by Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc. See more