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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
"Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  14 December 1991 (Japan)
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Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.



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Akiji Kobayashi ...
Yuzo Tsuchiashi
Tokuma Nishioka ...
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Businessman Yasuaki Shindo
Chuck Wilson ...
Chuck Wilson
Richard Berger ...
Robert Scott Field ...
Kenji Sahara ...
Kiwako Harada ...
Chiaki Moriyuma
Kôichi Ueda ...
Ikehata, the mad old soldier
Prime Minister
Yasunori Yuge ...
Army Chief


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For the army scenes, the production staff pulled every American (Geijin) from the military bases they could find. Many were working Japanese commercials at the time. For the army beach scene they chose the hottest day of that year and gave extras these very heavy wool uniforms and had them charging with guns blazing up the beach endlessly. At least three were overcome by heat exhaustion within the hour. See more »


When first studying Ghidorah after returning from the past, the people from the future are looking at monitor bearing a contemporary Panasonic logo. See more »


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In the Japanese and international English versions (but not the American version), the producer, special effects director, screenplay and director credits precede the main title. The cast is credited after the title. See more »


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24 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Il., U.S.A.) – See all my reviews


As a time travel story, GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH isn't very good.

As a knock-down drag out kaiju flick, it's a must-see.

Three years after his battle with Biollante, Godzilla still poses a threat to Japan(so what else is new?). At this point, visitors from the distant future appear out of nowhere and offer to get rid of Mr. G by erasing his existence. Unfortunately, they replace him with King Ghidorah and threaten to wipe out Japan unless the government caves into their demands to rebuild the country on their terms. To no one's surprise, one of the visitors happens to be a descendant of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.(just kidding folks!)

On the minus side, GxKG contains plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. One example being, if Godzilla was erased from history, why do people from the present time still acknowledge his existence?

On the plus side, there is enough monster mayhem to make up for any shortcomings. The battle scenes and city stomping are among the best seen in any movie of its kind. Along with that, there is the most inane Plan-nine-from-outer-space type dialog (this among the American "actors" on the battleship) ever seen in a Godzilla movie. It's bad enough to be entertaining!

Overall, GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH is worth the time...and you can tell that to your son when he's born, Major Spielberg!

Rating: **** out of ***** (original Japanese version)

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