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

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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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50th anniversary: Mothra vs. Godzilla
 (From FilmExperience. 1 May 2014, 6:30 PM, PDT)

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Another one of Ishiro Honda's classic monster movies See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Akira Takarada ... News Reporter Ichiro Sakai
Yuriko Hoshi ... News Photographer Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Professor Miura
Yû Fujiki ... Reporter Jiro Nakamura (with egg and frying pan)
Emi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yûmi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Kumayama
Kenji Sahara ... Banzo Torahata
Jun Tazaki ... Editor Arota
Kenzô Tabu ... Mayor
Yutaka Sada ... Old Man
Akira Tani ... Village Headman
Susumu Fujita ... General
Ikio Sawamura ... Priest
Ren Yamamoto ... Sailor
Yoshio Kosugi ... Chief of Infant Island
Toshihiko Furuta ... Soldier
Katsumi Tezuka ... Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Police Officer
Kôzô Nomura ... Soldier
Seishirô Kuno ... Aide
Shin Ôtomo ... Police Officer
Senkichi Ômura ... Villager
Hironobu Wakamoto ... Villager
Wataru Ômae ... Islander
Kôji Uno ... Villager
Yutaka Nakayama ... Islander
Tadashi Okabe ... Soldier
Miki Yashiro ... Schoolteacher

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hideo Shibuya ... Journalist
Kôji Uruki
Harold Conway ... Weapon's Expert on US Ship (uncredited)
Osman Yusuf ... Missile Surveyor on US Ship (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa 

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 Against Mothra" - Japan (English title)
"Godzilla vs. the Thing" - USA (alternative title)
"Mothra vs. Godzilla" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Runtime:
Germany:87 min | USA:89 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The adult Mothra is this film is the same creature that was featured in Mothra (1961).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mothra and Godzilla are fighting, in one shot a smokestack breaks and falls over. In a wide shot, the smokestack is unbroken.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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Soundtrack:
Mahala MothraSee more »

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7 out of 7 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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