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Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
"Gojira vs. Mosura" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  12 December 1992 (Japan)
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In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Bessho ...
Takuya Fujita
Satomi Kobayashi ...
Masako Tezuka
Takehiro Murata ...
Kenji Andoh
Saburô Shinoda ...
Professor Fukazawa
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Yuzo Tsuchiashi
Akira Takarada ...
Environmental Planning Board Chief Jyoji Minamino
Makoto Ohtake ...
Marutomo Head Takeshi Tomokane (as Makoto Ôtake)
Keiko Imamura ...
Cosmos #1
Sayaka Osawa ...
Cosmos #2
Megumi Odaka ...
Tetsu Watanabe ...
Army Commander
Shinya Cowada ...
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Shoji Kobashi ...
Official
Susumu Kurobe ...
Official
Shin Tatsuma ...
Official
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Storyline

The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological research team visits Infant Island to find out why, they discover two tiny women who reveal that the Earth is fighting back for all the harm humans have done here and sends out the evil Battra to destroy us. The Cosmos, as the girls are called, offer their help by calling Mothra to battle the creature. Unfortunately, Godzilla also appears and a three way battle begins that threatens to destroy Japan. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Trivia

This film's origin went back to 1990 with the concept Mothra Vs. Bagan. The film would include battles all across Asia in places like Shanghai and Bangkok. However, when Gojira tai Biorante (1989) failed, Toho blamed the fact that an unfamiliar monster was used and this project was put on hold to give Godzilla another shot with Gojira tai Kingu Gidora (1991). See more »

Goofs

After the earthquake is detected at the Mt. Fuji observatory The Cosmos begin singing to summon Mothra back to japan their mouths aren't moving when they recite the first "Mothura" of the song before pausing and moving to the nearby window to continue singing. See more »

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Yuzo Tsuchiashi: [witnessing Battra's arrival] What is all this? What's happening to our planet?
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Follows Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) See more »

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Destined to be a cult classic...
4 January 1999 | by (Regina, Canada) – See all my reviews

A classic. Edge of the seat suspense. Exceptional fight scenes. Outstanding soundtrack and voice synchronization (ala the best of Jackie Chan films). Parade float quality finish on Mothra. The complex, labyrinth-like plot wound its way through the character development. Incredible insight into the Japanese culture and into the genre itself. Plan to join in the Macarena-like Cosmos dance crazy soon to hit your local nightclub.


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