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Release Date:
9 December 1995 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
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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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The most moving and thrilling of all Godzilla films. 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:
An alternate ending was filmed with both Godzilla and Destroyah melting at the same time. The alternate ending can be seen on the Japanese Godzilla vs. Destroyah DVD.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:
Major Sho Kuroki:What radioactivity!See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The most moving and thrilling of all Godzilla films., 6 September 1999
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

The most moving and thrilling of all Godzilla films, with a solid plot, smooth acting, moving music and emotional drama. I enjoyed this movie; the final one in the Godzilla "Heisei" series, in which Godzilla's heart, basically like a nuclear reactor, is on a verge of a meltdown. This will result in the disintegration of the entire city. As a result, this movie is a thrilling race against time to stop Godzilla before he melts down.

This G-film's story is particularly captivating and unique, exciting from start to finish. The film also includes a combination of elements that is iconic to a Godzilla film: scientists, reporters, military, Tokyo, fleeing citizens, city destruction, monster battles and Akira Ifukube's brilliant music score. And, it includes a host of actors that appeared in past Godzilla films, most notably Momoko Kochi reprising her 1954 role as Emiko Yamane. All this is a great homage to have in the final Godzilla film of the Heisei series.

There is one thrilling scene in which I especially liked - the part when Yukari gets trapped in the police car with Destoroyah pursuing her. And, the part when Miki breaks down and cry when Godzilla Junior laid lifeless on the ground almost reduced me to tears - reminding you that this film is Godzilla's final bow. I really despise Destoroyah, after all the damaged he has done. Godzilla should have melted that ugly arachnid. And, I would have made the Ken and Meru characters a little less annoying.

But overall, a terrific, heart-pounding film to close out the second Godzilla series. A must see for all.

Grade A-

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