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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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Storyline

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 more »

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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17 September 1964 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Godzilla is wading in the water heading for Iwo Island, he is only shot from behind. This is due to the fact that Haruo Nakajima was actually wearing the suit from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) instead of the Mosi Goji suit. It had already been planned to use the suit from this film for the next film in the series, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) and in order to save wear and tear it was decided to use the older suit. See more »

Goofs

During the majority of the Twin Faeries scenes with the other actors, you can see the various backgrounds they are in front of through them (poor matte work). 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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Connections

Followed by Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Great one!
3 July 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Godzilla fan, I grew up with Godzilla, I just love seeing this awesome monster just destroy cities and fighting other monsters. I like his enemies as well but Godzilla is the Icon!

This Godzilla film is a great one. The story is very good and I really love the way Godzilla looks in this film. I love it when he roars and moves his tail. As for his enemies Mothra and the Mothra Larves they too are awesome. I love it when they roar. The fights between the monsters is really good. The acting by the film's human stars are also good. The music is just excellent! I really love this Godzilla film for many reasons and its arguably the best! If you love Godzilla I strongly recommend that you do what I did and buy Godzilla vs. Mothra today!


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