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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Family, Horror | 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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film makes it clear that the Gojirasaurus that attacked Japan in 1954 did indeed die. Characters refer to the destruction of the original Gojira by the oxygen destroyer. As indicated by Doctor Yamane's speech at the end of the first film (where he surmised that other members of the gojirasaurus' species may have survived on isolated islands, similar to the later DC series "Dinosaur Island"), continued atomic testing mutated such another member of the species, and this specimen attacked Japan in 1984 in Godzilla 1985 (1984). Therefore, this explains why the events of the original Godzilla film (Gojira (1954)) remained part of the time line despite Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). (In that film, time travelers attempted to meddle with history to prevent the origin of Gojira. Since the gojirasaurus that attacked Japan in 1954 represented a different specimen than the one that attacked Japan in 1984, the actions of the time travelers in that film did not affect the origin of that Godzilla.) 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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Professor Marvin: As we all know, there's a hypothesis that Godzilla's power source, which is equal to the heart in a man, is nothing but a power reactor. Apparently, something is happening there, in the reactor, in Godzilla's heart. Look at this. I have here a thesis which accurately analyzes it from every point of view. It came through the Internet from a Japanese college boy. It's an interesting and certainly unusual opinion about Godzilla.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature scenes from Godzilla (1954) and the Heisei series of films (The Return of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah), ignoring the other entries in the Godzilla series in between the 1954 and 1984 films, just like the films in the Heisei series did since The Return of Godzilla was a direct sequel to the 1954 film. See more »

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Follows Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) See more »

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One of the best '90s Godzilla movie
21 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie because it had some connection with the original Godzilla movie of '54. I finally learned what happened to Shinkichi and Dr. Kyohei Yamane after the original Godzilla movie. Shinkichi got adopted by Dr. Yamane (!) What a great story line, and Shinkichi's son and daughter carries on the mantle of their father.

I've read some of the comments made by other Godzilla fans for this movie and their complaint is basically what I've been saying about these movies all the time - That Toho has very bad casting. I understand that it's cheaper for them to use their in house actors, but they probably have no aspirations to improve their acting or to be a good actor because they're on salary and don't have to worry about where their pay checks are coming from. More over, they might think that nail that sticks out gets hammered and tries not to stand out. Hence, the movies made have no central focus and plot meanders.

But out of all the '90s Godzilla movies, I thought this one did have better plots and better casting. Special effects was great with Godzilla appearing in places its never been seen like Hong Kong and its body spewing steam due to heat generated from within. It was also good to see Kochi Momoko reprise her role as Emiko Yamane in her last appearance before her demise in 1999 (Now if they had Akira Takarada's character in this movie too it would have been 100% better but...).


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