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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1995 (Japan)
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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Takurô Tatsumi ...
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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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JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Intended to be the last Godzilla movie until the 50th anniversary of Godzilla (1954) in 2004, which allowed TriStar/SPE (also the distributor of many of the films in the USA) to make a trilogy of American Godzilla movies starring Matthew Broderick during that time. However, the poor critical response and box-office revenue of Godzilla (1998) caused TriStar/SPE to abandon plans for a second and third film and Tôhô to bring back Gojira sooner than planned with Godzilla 2000 (1999). See more »

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Dr. Kensaku Ijuin: First you come and see me to warn me not to make an Oxygen Destroyer... now you want me to make one?
Kenichi Yamane: It's the only way Godzilla can be destroyed now! Every other means has failed! You're the only one who can do it!
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin: I said I could make one, but I didn't say it was going to be easy, did I? Besides...
Yukari Yamane: Besides?
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin: I made an analysis of the surrounding soil. I've seen the effect the Oxygen Destroyer had on it. If it had have been used on the ground, it's quite obvious that Tokyo would've become a ...
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I Was A Teenage Godzilla
18 December 1999 | by (Stomping Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

This movie is the "last" in the series of Godzilla movies that started with Godzilla 1985.This time around Godzilla has become a living nuclear reactor on the verge of exploding and taking the planet with him.

On the print I watched there were some allusions to an atomic explosion on the island where Godzilla & Little Godzilla hung out.(But it is only mentioned in passing.Was it excised from this print?). Little Godzilla evolved due to the explosion into a teenage Godzilla.The elder Godzilla turned into a nuclear nightmare.In the beginning he lays waste to Hong Kong.

In Tokyo the remnants of the Oxygen Destroyer used to kill the first Godzilla in 1956 takes a life of its own.The Destroyah takes shape in the form of a hundred or so scrabbling insects larger than a car.Naturally the Destroyah turns out to be more than the Police/Army can handle.It also turns into one of the biggest,ugliest monsters you'll ever see.

Needless to say there is a titanic battle between Little Godzilla,the elder dying Godzilla and Destroyah.Tokyo is turned into a nuclear decimated wasteland as Godzilla approaches total meltdown. This isn't your father's Godzilla.He isn't a hero and he sure isn't cute.To say he is an unstoppable force of nature is more than accurate.He's mean,pi$$ed and this series has him at the most vicious.

The 7 movies in this series actually had plots and some money tossed into the special effects.Sure the dubbing bites and we could do without the little psychic girl from G Force.

All in all a fitting "ending" to the series.Now all we have to do is wait for Godzilla 2000.


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