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

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Director:
Writer:
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (written by)
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Release Date:
17 September 1964 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Nothing Like This Ever On the Screen! See more »
Plot:
A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Another one of Ishiro Honda's classic monster movies See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Akira Takarada ... Ichiro Sakai
Yuriko Hoshi ... Junko Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Professor Miura
Yû Fujiki ... Jiro Nakamura
Kenji Sahara ... Jiro Torahata
Emi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yumi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Kumayama
Jun Tazaki ... Murata, Newspaper Editor
Kenzô Tabu ... Mayor
Yoshio Kosugi ... Chief of Infant Island
Akira Tani ... Village Headman
Susumu Fujita ... JSDF General
Yutaka Sada ... School Principal
Ikio Sawamura ... Priest
Ren Yamamoto ... Sailor
Kôzô Nomura ... Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Police Officer
Mitsuo Tsuda
Shin Ôtomo ... Police Officer
Senkichi Ômura ... Villager
Miki Yashiro ... Schoolteacher
Kôji Iwamoto
Terumi Oka
Wataru Ômae ... Islander
Shirô Tsuchiya
Takuzô Kumagai
Kôji Uno ... Villager
Yutaka Nakayama ... Islander
Toshihiko Furuta ... Soldier
Hideo Shibuya ... Journalist
Kôji Uruki
Kenzô Echigo
Yukihiko Gondô
Kôichi Satô
Hiroshi Akitsu
Tadashi Okabe ... Soldier
Haruya Sakamoto
Seishirô Kuno ... Aide
Hiroshi Takagi
Keisuke Yamada
Shinjirô Hirota
Shigemi Sunagawa
Ikuo Kawamura
Rinsaku Ogata
Haruo Suzuki
Katsumi Tezuka ... Soldier

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Conway ... Weapon's Expert on US Ship (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Torahata (voice) (uncredited)

Peter Fernandez ... Villager / Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ... Sakai (voice) (uncredited)
Kenneth Harvey ... Professor Miura (voice) (uncredited)
Bret Morrison ... Kumayama (voice) (uncredited)
Larry Robinson ... Nakamura / Journalist (voice) (uncredited)
Paulette Rubenstien ... Junko / Shobijin (voice) (uncredited)
Terry Van Tell ... Shobijin (voice) (uncredited)
Osman Yusuf ... Missile Surveyor on US Ship (uncredited)

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa  written by

Produced by
Sanezumi Fujimoto .... executive producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Ryôhei Fujii 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
Production Management
Boku Morimoto .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Kajita .... chief assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... sound mixer
Sadamasa Nishimoto .... sound effects editor
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound effects
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound technician
Fumio Yanoguchi .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special effects opticals
Teruyoshi Nakano .... assistant director of special effects
Teizô Toshimitsu .... special effects suit designer
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... art director of special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects photography
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Yukio Manoda .... optical photographer
Minoru Nakano .... optical effects animation
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa .... optical photography
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects cameraman
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shoshichi Kojima .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mosura tai Gojira" - Japan (original title)
"Godzilla vs. Mothra" - USA (imdb display title), USA (video title)
"Mothra vs. Godzilla" - Australia (imdb display title), International (English title) (literal English title)
"Godzilla Against Mothra" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
89 min | Germany:87 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
First Godzilla film without newly-shot American footage added for the American release. The scene in which Godzilla is attacked by the American military only exists in the American cut, but this footage was shot by Toho during the original Japanese shoot.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
News Reporter Ichiro Sakai:Yoka, get your things together.
News Photographer Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi:I've been trying to get a shot of the area, but the land is moving. Look, over there.
[the earth moves, and out emerges a monster]
Mayor:Ah! Oh! Godzilla!
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Another one of Ishiro Honda's classic monster movies, 19 June 2006
Author: TheUnknown837-1 from United States

As a major fan of the original dark, haunting kaiju movies, I very much enjoy watching "Godzilla vs. Mothra" even though I still can't understand why they call Mothra "the Thing" (maybe it's just in the Americanized dubbed version).

Godzilla's appearance in this movie is very good, however, there are some problems with his mouth in this movie. They are very wobbly and that's because in the sequence where Godzilla emerges from underground, the suit got damaged and the mouth got loose. And later on, the head caught on fire, although if you ask me, that was pretty cool and showed how invincible and invulnerable Godzilla really is.

The music's superior with legendary composer Akira Ifukube campusing the score. Eiji Tsuburaya handles the great special effects and Ishiro Honda's talents as a director come through in this movie.

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