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Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
"Gojira vs. Biorante" (original title)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kunihiko Mitamura ...
Kazuhito Kirishima
Yoshiko Tanaka ...
Masanobu Takashima ...
Major Sho Kuroki
Kôji Takahashi ...
Dr. Shiragami
Tôru Minegishi ...
Lieutenant Goro Gondo
Megumi Odaka ...
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Director Seiichi Yamamoto
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ...
Seikun Okouchi
Kazuma Matsubara ...
Self Defense Forces Officer
Yasunori Yuge ...
Prime Minister
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Prime Minister's Wife
Yasuko Sawaguchi ...
Erika Shiragami
Haruko Sagara ...
TV Reporter
Kôichi Ueda ...
General Hyodo
Kosuke Toyohara ...
Super-X2 Controller
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Storyline

A scientist combines the cells of a rose with those of Godzilla to create a biological creature more horrifying than any seen before. The two do battle after a destructive tour of Japan by Godzilla. A newly released version includes many new fight scenes that were cut out of the theatrical version. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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The ultimate battle has only just begun. See more »

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Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

16 December 1989 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 700,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

After this film failed in the Japanese box office, Toho believed it was because Biollante was an unfamiliar kaiju to the fans. So, Toho decided to bring back old enemies of Godzilla for the next few films, beginning with _Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (1991)_. See more »

Goofs

When Kirishima is fighting the Saradian agent, the agent is able to grab his rifle. While he is taking aim, a rear view image reveals a large brown spot on the back of the agent's shirt that was not there before. See more »

Quotes

Kazuhito Kirishima: [to Dr. Shiragami] So you did do it. You amalgamated one of Godzilla's cells together with the plant's cells. Are you proud of this? What kind science do you call this?
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Followed by Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) See more »

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Gojira vs. Biorante (1989)
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another great entry into the rebooted franchise. It picks up where the last Godzilla films left of. However, it soon turns into an espionage thriller, Americans and, most dangerously of all, middle eastern folk, try and steal a Godzilla fragment to experiment with. It leads to the creation of a giant plant. Nothing too dangerous you might think, but as it mutates, the design is really quite breathtaking. This film once again takes it up a notch. It feels so genuine in its portrayal of the events, and even manages to convince the audience that this is all very real. As always, the score is truly dominant. It flows throughout the film bringing both dread and excitement. I loved how they gradually introduce the more "out there" ideas. This time, it's telekinesis with flowers. Like the classics, it is a story of man and nature, and how fooling around could lead to absolute destruction by giant monsters. There were also a number of humane touches and some maturity lacking from earlier attempts. When asked if he will go to America a young man says that he wont, as every country has bad things about it. For once, the foreign devils aren't to blame. Just humanity as a whole.


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