After investigating an S.O.S. signal on a near-by world, the crew of an industrial spacecraft must fight for survival when a highly aggressive bioform is born in the ship and begins hunting them one by one.
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.
Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms into a mysterious kaiju dubbed Orga. They meet up for the final showdown in the city of Shinjuku. Written by
On 15 July 1999, Toho broadcast two hours of the film's production on the Internet. The scene being prepared and filmed was where Godzilla smashes his way through Shinjuku (probably in the scene where he prepares to fight the Gigantic UFO). This was also the first time people got to see the new Godzilla suit, just a day before the press presented more official photos of it. See more »
When Shinoda is reading the magazine article about Godzilla, we see a very blurry close-up picture of Godzilla's mouth with lights shining on it. This suggests that it's one of the pictures Yuki took in the tunnel when she was very close to Godzilla and the lights on Shinoda's car were shining on his face. However, the movie has already established that the film negatives were ruined by Godzilla's radiation. See more »
Japanese Store Owner:
[Seeing saucer flying overhead, In US version:]
Gott Im Himmel!
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Godzilla's roar is heard right before the "A Tri-Star Release" credit at the end of the closing credits. (US version only) See more »
This is the first of the installment for Godzilla sporting its new looks for the 21st century. Toho after doing few good Mothra movies decided to get back to its Godzilla roots again. For some reason, the special effects weren't as good as the '90s G series on this movie. Orga floating on water looked like it was computer generated and didn't look real at all. Then the rampage and battle happened as it should in Godzilla movies, and things got better but.... I'm not sure how Toho pools their talent when making movies. Since this movie came on the heel of Gamera 1999 (Special effects director Shinji Higuchi on a loan to Daiei) with spectacular CGI effects, this movie should have or could have been just as good, but it wasn't. But it was the return of Godzilla and entertaining just for what it is.
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