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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah -- A radioactive Godzilla(r) emerges from his own ashes to face the deadliest challenge yet: the Oxygen Destroyer in this high-tech, high-powered Godzilla(r) thriller.


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Release Date:
9 December 1995 (Japan) See more »
It's a Major Monster Meltdown! See more »
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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Requiem for a Heavyweight See more (53 total) »


  (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.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rik Thomas ... Commander Takaki Aso (voice) (uncredited)

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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ" - Japan (original title)
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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Night Watchman at Aquarium:The water seems to be eating away at the fish!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) (VG)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Requiem for a Heavyweight, 28 May 1999
Author: barugon

When I first saw this movie, I hoped this would have more of a brooding, menacing feel to it than it did. I half expected them to return more to the tone of the 1954 GOJIRA, especially since they made so many other references to the original, like bringing back Momoko Kochi as Emiko.

Instead, G. vs. Desutoroia was shot in the usual nervous style of the Heisei series, which so irritated me at first that I found myself counting seconds, to see if ANY SHOT in the whole movie would make it to ten.

On repeated viewings, though, I felt the movie held together better than most of the others in the 'new' Godzilla series. As usual, the human characters seem simply to be along for the ride (the exception is G. vs. Mechagodzilla (II), where I found myself actually caring what went on between the humans). In this case, it's only natural that the Big G. takes center stage.

The final moments are absolutely amazing. Akira Ifukube's classic "the-army-mobilizes-against-Godzilla" theme is heard for probably the last time: not as the usual march, but in a slow choral arrangement that will tear the heart out of any Godzilla fan...

Godzilla may be back in the form of the new, improved Little Godzilla, but PLEASE someone reassure me that we've finally seen the last of that psychic Miki Saegusa. By the time the Heisei series was over, I knew more about Godzilla's inner life than I did about hers. IMHO the whole Psychic thing added nothing to the continuing story... give her a 900 number and an infomercial and keep her out of Godzilla Millennium!

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