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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
"Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ" (original title)

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The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takurô Tatsumi ...
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin
Yôko Ishino ...
Yukari Yamane
Yasufumi Hayashi ...
Kenichi Yamane
Megumi Odaka ...
Sayaka Osawa ...
Meru Ozawa
Saburô Shinoda ...
Professor Fukazawa
Akira Nakao ...
Commander Takaki Aso
Masahiro Takashima ...
Major Sho Kuroki
Momoko Kôchi ...
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Army General
Ronald Hoerr ...
Professor Marvin
Kôichi Ueda ...
Night Watchman at Aquarium
Takehiro Murata ...
Yukari's Editor
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G-Force Technician
Akihiko Hirata ...
Dr. Daisuke Serizawa (archive footage)
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Something has destroyed Birth Island, home of Godzilla and Little Godzilla and soon, it is discovered that Godzilla has developed a bright flaming glow, indicating that his nuclear energy is growing out of control. Fearing that Godzilla will soon explode, the G-Force tries to freeze him, thus cooling his temperature. But another problem arises as a horde of human sized creatures, formed from a combination of Godzilla cells, and the weapon that destroyed the original one, The Oxygen Destroyer. Now the military must try to stop these creatures and stop Godzilla from going through a nuclear meltdown that could destroy the world. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <demonusr@ncentral.com>

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9 December 1995 (Japan)  »

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JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)
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The ending theme music was used in the trailer of the first-ever US release of Godzilla (1954), which was distributed in 2004 by Rialto Pictures. See more »

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When Destoroyah is dragging Godzilla across the airport runway, people move about in the terminal and a plane is even seen moving toward the runway. See more »

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TV-Reporter: But, what happened with the physics experiment that you conducted here?
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin: It's at the bottom of the ocean, where a brilliant scientist is quietly sleeping.
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The most moving and thrilling of all Godzilla films.
6 September 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

The most moving and thrilling of all Godzilla films, with a solid plot, smooth acting, moving music and emotional drama. I enjoyed this movie; the final one in the Godzilla "Heisei" series, in which Godzilla's heart, basically like a nuclear reactor, is on a verge of a meltdown. This will result in the disintegration of the entire city. As a result, this movie is a thrilling race against time to stop Godzilla before he melts down.

This G-film's story is particularly captivating and unique, exciting from start to finish. The film also includes a combination of elements that is iconic to a Godzilla film: scientists, reporters, military, Tokyo, fleeing citizens, city destruction, monster battles and Akira Ifukube's brilliant music score. And, it includes a host of actors that appeared in past Godzilla films, most notably Momoko Kochi reprising her 1954 role as Emiko Yamane. All this is a great homage to have in the final Godzilla film of the Heisei series.

There is one thrilling scene in which I especially liked - the part when Yukari gets trapped in the police car with Destoroyah pursuing her. And, the part when Miki breaks down and cry when Godzilla Junior laid lifeless on the ground almost reduced me to tears - reminding you that this film is Godzilla's final bow. I really despise Destoroyah, after all the damaged he has done. Godzilla should have melted that ugly arachnid. And, I would have made the Ken and Meru characters a little less annoying.

But overall, a terrific, heart-pounding film to close out the second Godzilla series. A must see for all.

Grade A-


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