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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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The King of The Monsters faces his strongest and most terrifying enemy yet! 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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Trivia:
Emiko Yamane is played by Momoko Kôchi, the same actress who created the role in Ishiro Honda's Godzilla (1954). This was also her last film role. She died of cancer three years later.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the wide shots, it is evident that the juvenile Destroyah monsters are actually just their movie tie-in toy figures being moved about.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin:I know Micro-oxygen and it doesn't have that kind of power.
Army General:Then what does?
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin:An Oxygen Destroyer!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Troldspejlet: Episode #40.7" (2008)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The King of The Monsters faces his strongest and most terrifying enemy yet!, 2 August 2013
Author: ugyenpeljor from Colorado, USA

The epic finale of the second Godzilla series concludes with Big G himself facing his toughest challenge yet! This is my personal favorite of the entire Godzilla series after the original 1954 film, and in many ways, this film does it's best to tie back to that film as much as possible, even explicitly tying the origins of Godzilla's new foe to the fate of the original King of the Monsters. Godzilla is at his largest, most powerful, and by far the most furious that he's ever been in the entire franchise, but he will be matched up against the nightmarish Destoroyah, one of the strongest and most terrifying monsters to ever appear in any film!

What follows is a fitting and powerful conclusion for the King Of The Monsters, the last dance so to speak. For Godzilla's days are numbered, as the same radioactive meltdown that is triggering his increased strength and fury is also draining him and will eventually kill him. With some of the best visual effects and creature designs of the entire franchise, and an appropriately epic score to match, G vs. D represents the best the series has to offer. If you must watch only one Godzilla movie, watch the original 1954 Japanese version. But if you watch two, then I urge you to consider Godzilla vs. Destoroyah with the original.

With this film, the Heisei series decisively came to an end, and Godzilla would enjoy a well earned and fitting retirement ... that is, until an American impostor pretending to be the original King Of The Monsters would rear its ugly head in a certain 1998 Columbia/Tristar film that shall remain nameless ...

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