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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (original title)
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kosuke Toyohara ...
Kenichiro Terasawa
Anna Nakagawa ...
Emmy Kano
Megumi Odaka ...
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...
Professor Mazaki
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Yuzo Tsuchiashi
Tokuma Nishioka ...
Takehito Fujio
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
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


Time travellers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where a dinosaur was exposed to radiation from the Bikini H-Bomb test and became Godzilla. Upon completion of this task, King Ghidrah appears in 1992 and the visitors' true plan is discovered. They wish to destroy Japan so it will not become the dominant economic force. Luckily for the Japanese, Godzilla was still created and will now fight Ghidrah. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Release Date:

14 December 1991 (Japan)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scheduled for the 50th anniversary of Toho, the film's original concept was going to be similar to Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962) and would have Godzilla face off against King Kong one-on-one. The film, which was to be titled Godzilla Vs. King Kong, never came to be because Turner Entertainment asked for too much money for the character King Kong; approximately 9 million US. So, Toho began to start production on Godzilla Vs. Mechanikong, the character that King Kong fights in Kingu Kongu no gyakushu (1967). However, Turner Entertainment still believed it was too similar to their character and asked for the same amount of money. In the end, Toho settled with reviving Godzilla's most famous foe, King Ghidorah, for this film instead. See more »


In 1944, the downed Godzillasaurus is teleported to the bottom of the sea to keep it from turning into Godzilla. It then does become Godzilla when it absorbs the radiation of a nuclear submarine in the 70s, but it's not explained how it remained alive for thirty years under the water. See more »


Kenichiro Terasawa: You say that you feel Godzilla?
Miki Saegusa: Yes whenever I close my eyes, I see him as clearly as if he was walking right in front of me.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits (deleted from the American version) play over footage of Godzilla at the bottom of the ocean. See more »


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a true clash of the titans
8 April 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This Godzilla film, being the third in the second series, offers a lot of things for the fan . This is the plot: People from the future come to present day Japan to warn the citizens about the threat that is Godzilla and that he will totally destroy Japan and offer their assistance to get rid of it. The futurians deves a plan to go back to the past to the event in which Godzilla was created by moving him from the site where the atomic bomb was used to create him to a neutral location. However, the futurians have an ulterior motive, they create King Ghidorah and use him to destroy Japan, for economical reasons. Unfortunately thier plan to get rid of Godzilla backfires greatly. Not only did they not get rid of Godzilla, but he comes back bigger and more powerful than he was before, and that spells major trouble for both the futurians and Japan.

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