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Release Date:
15 December 2001 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Who will be the last monster standing? See more »
Plot:
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Well, I was kinda disappointed... See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Chiharu Niiyama ... Yuri Tachibana (BS Digital Q reporter)
Ryûdô Uzaki ... SDF Adm. Taizô Tachibana
Masahiro Kobayashi ... Teruaki Takeda (science writer)
Shirô Sano ... Haruki Kadokura (Yuri's boss)
Takashi Nishina ... AD Aki Maruo
Kaho Minami ... SDF Intelligence Capt. Kumi Emori
Shin'ya Ohwada ... SDF L:t. Gen. Katsumasa Mikumo
Kunio Murai ... SDF HQ Secretary Masato Hinogaki

Hiroyuki Watanabe ... Yutaka Hirose
Shingo Katsurayama ... SDF Intelligence Maj. Tokihiko Kobayakawa
Toshikazu Fukawa ... Adjutant Miyashita
Masahiko Tsugawa ... Chief Cabinet Secretary
Hideyo Amamoto ... Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet
Nobuaki Kakuda ... Commanding Sector officer (as Nobuo Kakuda)
Takafumi Matsuo ... Mototsu Station police officer
Kazuko Katô ... Schoolleacher
Katsuo Nakamura ... Yaizu harbor fisherman
Kôichi Ueda ... Village headman
Yôichi Atsumi ... Man in hostel bathroom
Takehiro Murata ... Cameo appearance (jet fighter pilot)
Yoshimasa Kondô ... Eyewitness
Kaoru Okunuki ... Eyewitness
Okina Hanasaka ... Ropeway guest
Hinako Saeki ... Ropeway guest
Yukijirô Hotaru ... Cameo appearance (suicidal man)
Masaya Takahashi ... Cameo appearance (bicycle shop owner)
Chiu Yan ... Yokohama street hippie (speaking Chinese)
Masaaki Tezuka ... Cameo appearance (SDF officer)
Mizuki Kanno ... Cameo appearance (communications soldier)
Kôichi Kawakita ... Cameo appearance (SDF officer)
Tarô Ishida ... SDF officer

Ryô Kase ... Fisher
Shingo Ippongi
Miyuki Komatsu
Ai Maeda ... Cameo appearance (Twin girl in Yokohama)

Aki Maeda ... Cameo appearance (Twin girl in Yokohama)
Rie Minemura
Tomoe Shinohara ... Teenage girl at hostel and hospital
Kôichi Yamadera ... TV studio producer
Mizuho Yoshida ... Gojira / Bystander in Yokohama (behind twin girls)
Akira Ohashi ... Kingugidora / Man in Yaizu harbor office
Rie Ôta ... Baragon / Woman in Yaizu harbor office
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Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kei'ichi Hasegawa 
Shûsuke Kaneko 
Masahiro Yokotani 

Produced by
Hideyuki Honma .... producer
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kô Ohtani 
 
Cinematography by
Masahiro Kishimoto 
 
Film Editing by
Isao Tomita 
 
Casting by
Tadao Tanaka 
 
Production Design by
Toshio Miike 
 
Art Direction by
Toshio Miike 
Isao Takahashi 
 
Production Management
Kôji Maeda .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nozomu Aida .... assistant director
Makoto Kumazawa .... assistant director
Hideaki Murakami .... first assistant director
Toshifumi Shimizu .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Maki Kobayashi .... set designer
Hiroshi Sagae .... miniature builder
Fuyuki Shinada .... monster designer
Thunder .... miniature builder
 
Sound Department
Teiichi Saitô .... sound recordist
Eisho Taira .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Junko Aoki .... script supervisor: special effects unit
Makoto Kamiya .... special effects director
Shûsuke Kaneko .... special effects consultant
Yûichi Kikuchi .... special effects assistant
Takayuki Matsuno .... production manager: special effects unit
Kiyotaka Taguchi .... assistant special effects director
Shinji Higuchi .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Hajime Matsumoto .... visual effects supervisor
Toshihiro Ogawa .... visual effects producer
Kaoru Saitô .... special effects lighting supervisor
Masaaki Tezuka .... director: composite footage
 
Stunts
Mitsuo Abe .... stunt coordinator: monster suit stunts
Toshinori Sasaki .... stunts: Baragon
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masahiro Kishimoto .... director of photography: live-action unit
Katsuhiko Kudo .... set photographer
Takashi Nakao .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... telecine colorist
 
Music Department
Akira Ifukube .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Miho Iizuka .... script supervisor
Takuya Yamabe .... suit builder: Godzilla and King Ghidorah
Tetsuya Yoshida .... suit builder: Baragon
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Akira Ohashi]The thin, short-haired man in the Yaizu Harbor office who witnesses Godzilla rising out of the harbor (See also 'Rie 'ta'). Ohashi is also the stuntman playing King Ghidorah.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The unnatural way King Ghidorah's two outer heads attach to his body, and the way the move, clearly reveal there's an actor inside his suit, and that these two heads are actually arm puppets. In other films, the heads were moved by strings, producing a much less fake-looking effect.See more »
Quotes:
[Yuri tries to convince her boss on doing a story about the possible return of Godzilla]
Yuri:You don't sound interested.
Kadokura:...Godzilla is passé.
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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Well, I was kinda disappointed..., 26 October 2006
Author: (winner55) from United States

The rap among Big-G. fans is that this is - as one reviewer put it - "the best of the best". And after reading about the historical-spiritual content of the plot, I really had high hopes for it.

But I was disappointed. Because my hopes were so high, my disappointment may be clouding my judgment; but the problem is simple: at the beginning of the film, there's a great to-do made about Godzilla representing the souls of those slain in WWII, and also a subplot initiated, about Mothra, Ghidorah and Baragon being mythic protectors of Japan.

But, ultimately, not much of this is used to tie up any of the narrative threads; and the issues get more confused as the film progresses and it becomes unclear whether the problem of the past is what actually happened, or whether it is simply that the government was dishonest about it.

The issues do introduce the monsters and get them into battle. And then, at the end of each battle - especially the last - the mythic element is brought back into play to account for some highly impressive special effects. This is no doubt the most sophisticated special effects display we've seen in any Godzilla movie, and it is way better than the trashy cgi show of the American Godzilla rip-off of '98.

I like the special effects, and it's always a pleasure to see the Big Green Guy (looking nastier in this movie than he ever has) knock down a few buildings and kick monster butt. I also appreciate the humor, e.g., the "Blair Witch" parody. The acting is very effective all around, and the direction is above par for the series. Still, really, this film has a tad less "spiritual" clout than "Godzilla vs. Mothra" - and I'm referring to the 1960s version (AKA "vs. the Thing"). Partly this is because the story seems to be struggling for a compromise: the stupidities of the past are counter-balanced with the social stupidities of the present - many of the victims of the monster mêlée suffer because they wander into the battle zone like tourists, unable to comprehend the destructive forces around them. The point is well taken; but it's unclear what the long range consequences of this might be. None of the loose ends are tied up - not even the meaning of Godzilla's ever-beating heart (which we know, from countless other films, is actually a nuclear reactor).

And just as a side note, I REALLY object to Ghidorah being portrayed as a "good" monster - the beast is utterly brainless, that's what makes watching Big G. slap him around so much fun.

I just feel that more effort was needed on the story, even if at the expense of the special effects.

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