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Godzilla 2000 -- GET READY TO CRUMBLE! Godzilla(r) is back with a brand-new look and deadly atomic powers to battle the mysterious Orga over the streets of Shinjuku! Produced in Japan by the legendary Toho Company.
Godzilla 2000 -- Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Godzilla 2000 -- Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
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Director:
Writers:
Hiroshi Kashiwabara (written by) &
Wataru Mimura (written by)
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Release Date:
18 August 2000 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Get ready to crumble. See more »
Plot:
Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ah, the old stomping grounds of Tokyo... See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Takehiro Murata ... Prof. Yuji Shinoda

Hiroshi Abe ... Mitsuo Katagiri
Naomi Nishida ... Yuki Ichinose
Mayu Suzuki ... Io Shinoda
Shirô Sano ... Prof. Shiro Miyasaka
Takeshi Ôbayashi
Shirô Namiki
Sakae Kimura
Bengaru
Ken'ichi Nagira
Ken'ichi Ishii
Yoshimasa Kondô
Kôichi Ueda ... Military Man
Yoshiyuki Omori
Masahiko Nishimura
Satomi Achiwa
Denden

Atsuko Kohata ... News Reporter
Yutaka Matsushige
Dangaruriyasu

Shelley Sweeney ... A reporter
Daisuke Ishizuka
Toshihiko Sakakibara
Yoshikazu Ishii
Terumi Yoshida

Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Gojira
Makoto Itô ... Oruga
Natalia Adams ... Orga (voice) (as Natalia D. Adams)

Amy Hill ... Shop Owner (voice)

Ron Yuan ... Katagiri (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiki Arizono
Yoshio Be ... (voice)

François Chau ... Prof. Yuji Shinoda (voice)

Glen Chin ... (voice)

Rachel Crane ... Io Shinoda (voice)

Michael Hagiwara ... (voice)
Denise Iketani ... Yuki Ichinose (voice)
Jim Ishida ... (General Takada) (voice)
Rodney Kageyama ... (voice)

Denice Kumagai ... (voice)

Jim Lau ... (voice)

Dana Lee ... (voice)
Lucy Lin ... (voice)

Jack Ong ... Prof. Shiro Miyasaka (voice)

Anthony J Sacco ... Actor (voice)
Yûki Tanaka (as Yuki Tanaka)
Marilyn Tokuda ... Different Reporters (voice)
Jerry Tondo ... (voice)

Ping Wu ... (Gano) - (Additional Voices) (voice)
Norman England ... Caucasian Man Running from UFO (Bottom View) (uncredited)
Michael Schlesinger ... Various People (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Takao Okawara 
 
Writing credits
Hiroshi Kashiwabara (written by) &
Wataru Mimura (written by)

Michael Schlesinger  english version (uncredited)

Produced by
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
Michael Schlesinger .... producer (US version) (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Takayuki Hattori 
 
Cinematography by
Katsuhiro Kato 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshiyuki Okuhara 
 
Casting by
Tadao Tanaka 
 
Production Design by
Takeshi Shimizu 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toshimasa Miyamura .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... sound effects editor (english version)
Matt Hedges .... adr recordist (english version)
Nicholas James .... sound effects editor (english version)
E. Niles Klein .... sound editorial technical consultant (english version)
Darren Paskal .... supervising sound editor: US version
Teiichi Saitô .... sound
Edmund J. Lachmann .... adr editor (english version) (uncredited)
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (english version) (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kakusei Fujiwara .... lead sculptor
Kenji Suzuki .... special effects coordinator
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
 
Visual Effects by
Toshihiro Ogawa .... visual effects producer
Tetsuo Ohya .... visual effects supervisor
 
Animation Department
Hideo Okamoto .... character designer
 
Casting Department
Glen Chin .... voice casting: US version
 
Editorial Department
Michael Mahoney .... editor: US version
Sati Tooray .... colorist
 
Music Department
Akira Ifukube .... composer: theme "Godzilla"
Kyoko Kitahara .... music supervisor
Lise Richardson .... music editor
J. Peter Robinson .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Ron Yuan .... voice
Jim Lau .... adr voice (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira ni-sen mireniamu" - Japan (original title)
"G2K: Godzilla 2000" - Canada (English title)
"G2K: Millenium" - International (English title) (short title)
"Godzilla 2000: Millennium" - Japan (English title)
"Godzilla Millenium" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for monster violence and mild language
Runtime:
99 min | Japan:107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | South Korea:All | USA:PG (certificate #37522)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to books and press material, the squid-like alien that became Orga is called the "Millennian". However, neither monster was referred to by name in either version.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Mitsuo Katagiri:GODZILLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Patton (1970)See more »

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What are the differences between the US Version and the original Japanese Version?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ah, the old stomping grounds of Tokyo..., 29 November 2004
Author: dee.reid from United States

"Godzilla 2000," actually completed in 1999 (and was released during the summer of 2000 in America), was the first Toho-backed kaiju-eiga film to receive a major theatrical distribution in the U.S. since 1985. I saw "Godzilla 2000" at the theater and wasn't disappointed, even though a lot has changed since Toho killed off their iconic monster at the end of 1995's "Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah."

I'm 19; I've been a hardcore "G"-fan since I was four years-old and of course, I was quite hesitant about seeing a new "Godzilla" film, being that the Americanized 1998 version wasn't that good. The Toho logo that appears during the opening credits reassured me that "Godzilla 2000" was taking me back to the good old days when Godzilla wasn't afraid to knock down a building or stomp down the military when they threatened him.

With their third generation of "Godzilla" films being kicked off with this flashy new movie, Toho continued a trend that was seen in generation two, where they discard the events of the previous Godzilla incarnation and instead start with the original 1954 "Godzilla" and work from there.

Toho took full advantage of this new series by designing a distinctly reptilian Godzilla, who as the film opens, has already popped up on the radar of some brainy scientist who argues that Godzilla should be studied, instead of destroyed.

And Toho didn't skimp on creating a new monster either, which is a giant UFO that yields something a lot more than just martians. This new foe is actually a nasty little creature that's never given a name, though subsequent debate about the film has concluded that its name is "Orga," who proceeds to try to consume Godzilla and his powers, thus creating one powerful monster.

"Godzilla 2000" has a lot of problems too, which may or may not mar an otherwise decent stomping experience. Though on the whole, it's nice to see Godzilla back in form (somewhat) and this Toho production firmly returns their most beloved creation to dominance, it also suffers a lot from the problems that have plagued its predecessors, and some of those problems may have been due to Roland Emmerich's 1998 Americanized version of the big green guy.

Of course, since I never really cared for the people in a "Godzilla" movie and those feelings haven't changed, it must be pointed out here that the people have been drastically short-changed in favor of the all-out monster showdown that is the film's climax. You're really given a reason to not care about humans in this picture, whereas any previous "Godzilla" movie may have made you have an inkling of feeling for them.

Godzilla himself has changed a lot, with massive plates that line his back and he's also been given a pretty nifty set of fangs. But the thing is, this Godzilla looks and behaves quite... different. Though it's evident with this production that Godzilla is the bad guy (pending on your view), this was one of the things that really struck me as unique about the previous generation of kaiju-eiga films - in that you never really knew if he was the bad guy or not - this movie makes that pretty clear to you, even though the new monster Orga is clearly the bigger problem for the people of Japan.

The special effects in this third generation "Godzilla" film seem to actually be a step back too. The previous generation (the first two movies at least) had really beautiful and thoughtful effects that put you into wonder about how they were achieved. This series doesn't have that level of wonder for some reason. You'd expect their effects to improve over five years or so, but these effects look rushed and unrealistic.

Aside from these quibbles, "Godzilla 2000" doesn't suffer a whole lot, but I was glad to see that it firmly reestablished Godzilla back to his good old, stomping self.

7/10

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