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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus -- This contemporary film has an updated look and a high-tech polish while still retaining the spirt of past 'Godzilla' films. In it, Japan is threatened not only by Godzilla, but by a gigantic flying monster and its legions of hungry larva. As the monsters go at it, the Japanese miltary scrambles to destroy all them all.

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16 December 2000 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called meganula and their queen, Megaguirus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Misato Tanaka ... Kiriko Tsujimori
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Hajime Kudo
Masatô Ibu ... Motohiko Sugiura
Yuriko Hoshi ... Yoshino Yoshizawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Takuji Miyagawa
Kôichi Ueda ... Government Official
Kôichi Yamadera ... Kid's TV Host
Yûsaku Yara ... Narrator
Kôji Katô ... Water department guy
Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Gojira
Minoru Watanabe ... Megagirasu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rik Thomas ... Miyagawa / Water Department Guy / JSDF Officer / Nichei News Announcer / Guard / Truck Driver (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Masaaki Tezuka 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hiroshi Kashiwabara 
Wataru Mimura 

Produced by
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michiru Ohshima  (as Michiru Ôshima)
 
Film Editing by
Shinichi Fushima 
 
Special Effects by
Kakusei Fujiwara .... lead sculptor
Kenji Suzuki .... special effects director
Kiyotaka Taguchi .... assistant special effects director
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
 
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... telecine colorist
 
Music Department
Akira Ifukube .... composer: theme "Godzilla"
 

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Also Known As:
"Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min | USA:88 min (TV version)
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Some of the footage from the original 'Gojira (1954)' was recreated since Godzilla's appearance has changed from the original version.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Naturally, the explanation given for the existence of Megaguirus is completely unscientific. Though there existed an ancient insect called Meganeura (on which the titular monster was based), it never grew to the size of the gigantic creature that we see in the movie. In reality, its wingspan was less than three feet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Godzilla (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Fury Of GodzillaSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Just great!, 4 November 2001
Author: godzillapsycho from Ottawa, Canada

Those disappointed by Toho's rather tepid effort of Godzilla 2000 will likely find redemption in Godzilla X Megaguirus. It corrects every flaw in G2K, and cuts some major technical ground with the series.

Masaaki Tezuka's direction is great, keeping the film moving at a frenetic pace and never letting it bog down in a single sequence. Michiru Oshima's score is great, far better than Takayuki Hattori's limp work on G2K. Kenji Suzuki creates the best special effects in the history of the franchise. The combinations of suitimation and CGI on display are sublime, rivaling Hollywood work, and the characters interact with Godzilla with greater complexity than ever before. The heroine actually rides Godzilla through the ocean in one scene!

Still, the movie has less realistic grit than Godzilla 2000 did, and the story and characters are much less engaging (with the exception of the heroine's revenge motive). The movie plays less like a sequel to the original and more like an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But that's not necessarily all bad.

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