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Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn (1984)
"Gojira" (original title)

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Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Tanaka ...
Goro Maki
Yasuko Sawaguchi ...
Naoko Okumura
Yôsuke Natsuki ...
Dr. Hayashida
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Shin Takuma ...
Hiroshi Okumura
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Finance Minister Kanzaki
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Takegami, Chief Cabinet Secretary
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Foreign Minister Emori
Junkichi Orimoto ...
Director-General of the Defense Agency
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Geologist Minami
Kei Satô ...
Chief Editor Gondo
Takenori Emoto ...
Desk Editor Kitagawa
Sho Hashimoto ...
Captain of Super X
Nobuo Kaneko ...
Home Affairs Minister Isomura
Kunio Murai ...
Secretary Henmi
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Storyline

A reporter investigates the disappearance of a ship. He finds the ship and discovers that all the hands have been killed by a giant sea louse except for one. The lone survivor then tells the reporter that the ship was attacked by Godzilla (Gojira). Fearing a panic, the Japanese government then takes the survivor into custody to keep him from revealing that Godzilla has returned. However, a Soviet nuclear submarine is destroyed and the situation puts them and the United States on the brink of nuclear war, until the Japanese decide to come clean and admit that it was Godzilla. Soon the Japan and the rest of the world are on red alert as they wait for Godzilla to begin his rampage anew. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The first Godzilla film shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio (VistaVision). All Godzilla films (in the VS/Heisei Series) up to Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) were shot in this ratio. See more »

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When Godzilla picks up the train car he lifts it up to his eye so he can look inside. When the camera cuts back to a full body view, he is holding it at waist level (US version only). See more »

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A Roaring Good Movie
25 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Since the start of the Kaiju Egia there have been few perfect Kaiju films, such as Gojia and Gamera 3. This is one of those movies.

One thing I have to comment on is the suit design. In my opinion it is perfect. The Beasteal image, the menacing features and the sense of immense power. All this is conveyed by the suit alone which puts it in the number one spot of suit Godzilla designs.

The soundtrack is mesmerising. It adds to the intensely dark atmosphere and the gloom. It adds to the dark atmosphere and the emotion, I love a bit of emotion, it adds an extra dimension to the characters and a film.

As for the acting what to say. Each actor and actress puts their heart into the performance.

Another thing I feel I have to mention are the sets. They are the best out of the whole series. In most of the millennium films the sets seem rather slap and dash and not much effort has been put into them.

Overall a masterpiece and should be praised.

By the way I think I should mention I have never seen the American version. So please do not be surprised that I have not made a comparison.


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