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Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ
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Release Date:
9 December 1995 (Japan) See more »
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It's a Major Monster Meltdown! See more »
Plot:
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best '90s Godzilla movie See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Takurô Tatsumi ... Dr. Kensaku Ijuin
Yôko Ishino ... Yukari Yamane
Yasufumi Hayashi ... Kenichi Yamane
Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Sayaka Osawa ... Meru Ozawa
Saburô Shinoda ... Professor Fukazawa
Akira Nakao ... Commander Takaki Aso
Masahiro Takashima ... Major Sho Kuroki
Momoko Kôchi ... Emiko Yamane
Shigeru Kôyama ... Army General
Ronald Hoerr ... Professor Marvin
Kôichi Ueda ... Night Watchman at Aquarium
Takehiro Murata ... Yukari's Editor

Shelley Sweeney ... G-Force Technician
Akihiko Hirata ... Dr. Daisuke Serizawa (archive footage)
Kenpachirô Satsuma ... Gojira
Ryo Hariya ... Desutoroia
'Hurricane Ryu' Hariken ... Gojira Jr.

Directed by
Takao Okawara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazuki Ohmori 

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... executive producer
Shogo Tomiyama .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Masahiro Kishimoto 
Yoshinori Sekiguchi 
 
Film Editing by
Chizuko Osada 
 
Art Department
Yumiko Arakawa .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Kazuo Miyauchi .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Kôichi Kawakita .... director of special effects
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
Tetsuzô Ôsawa .... special effects production designer
 
Visual Effects by
Tetuzo Osawa .... visual effects designer
 
Animation Department
Hideo Okamoto .... character designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ" - Japan (original title)
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103 min
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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: The Legend Is Reborn (1984). Therefore, this explains why the events of the original Godzilla film (Godzilla (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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Major Sho Kuroki:What radioactivity!See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the best '90s Godzilla movie, 21 October 2005
Author: ebiros2 from United States

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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