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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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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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 Ghidorah is jumping on a downed Godzilla during the fight scene, you can clearly see that Ghidorah's foot bends as he lands on Godzilla. This shows that he was made of some sort of rubber (which also explains the lack of leg movement as he jumps.) See more »


Major Spielberg: Enemy plane, Sir?
U.S. Ship Commander: Impossible. No plane can fly that fast. That looked to me like it was from another planet...
Major Spielberg: I have to agree, Sir. It did look like it was from another planet, but... Shall we report it, Sir?
U.S. Ship Commander: What? That we're being invaded by little green men from outer space? Let's just keep it as our secret. You can tell your son about it when he's born, Major Spielberg.
Major Spielberg: Sir, yes Sir!
[Commander leaves]
Major Spielberg: I will Sir.
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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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4 December 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

The first of Toho's new cycle of Godzilla features is also the best. It explains a considerable amount of daikaiju mythology (the creation of Godzilla, his love/hate relationship with Japan, the creation of Ghidrah) and has an exciting story with political overtones that also explores the love/hate relationship between Japan and the United States. Top rate.

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