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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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Awesome Giant Monster Goodness! See more (66 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

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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Trivia:
The casting of Yukijirô Hotaru in a cameo as the suicidal man who discovers Ghidorah is a nod to his character of the beleaguered Inspector Osaka in all three of director Shûsuke Kaneko's Gamera films.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: As King Ghidorah rises out of the ocean after being revived for the second time, Godzilla also rises to the surface. We can hear Godzilla roaring, but you can see in the background here that Godzilla's mouth is not open to roar at all.See more »
Quotes:
Store Manager:[into bullhorn] : Attention, Godzilla is approaching. Everyone evacuate this store at once.
Woman Shopper:Godzilla... who cares.
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Soundtrack:
Great Monster War MarchSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Awesome Giant Monster Goodness!, 3 October 2004
Author: Ravenus from India

GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH - GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK

Granted I haven't seen many of them but I should think this 2001 feature is the best Godzilla movie I've seen.

50 years after the last Godzilla attack, Japan's coast again begins to feel the tremors of its favorite monster. There have been rumors of Godzilla sightings in other countries (a clever reference to the '98 Hollywood version when two naval cadets whisper to each other, "The New York attack was Godzilla?" "The Americans say so but our experts have their doubts"), but now it appears old Gojira, after a health-giving dose of radiation from a nuclear sub, is heading back to the Sushi bars.

The early parts are somewhat slow, time spent in introducing us to the various characters, with Godzilla sightings mostly restricted to brief glimpses amidst shaky cameras and falling debris. But soon our rubber-suited gargoyle, who is no more the lovable muppet monster of previous entries in the series, decides its time to come out of the closet for some major ass-kicking.

Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of the Guardian Monsters who are fated to protect Japan from Godzilla - Baragon, Mothra and Ghidora. Godzilla v/s Baragon is okay but not very good...there are no real special moves depicted and the rubber suits look too goofy in the day. But considering that Baragon's name doesn't even come up in the title, even the makers obviously considered him only a warm-up before the big battle.

And when the big battle starts...man!!! I wish I had been watching it in IMAX format with really loud surround sound, because this is one awesome battle. Sure, the rubber suits never get believable but I was having too much fun to worry about that. There's a good combination of scale models and CGI to depict the battle of the monsters and the wholesale destruction of Tokyo City. Caught in the crossfire are Japanese civilians and the Army, which is making its own (pathetic) maneuvers to combat Godzilla.

The acting of the human characters in this movie is corny but never annoying. The actor playing the military commander who is also the father of the reporter heroine is quite good in his role. The special FX may lack the polish of Hollywood extravaganzas but work perfectly well in the accepted formula. And unlike most Hollywood disaster movies, this is not one that leaves all the people except the evil lawyer miraculously unscathed. People here die. The brave soldiers die, the bumbling TV cameramen die, the schoolchildren die...even the cripple dies. That's what genuine monster movies are about. This film is a welcome return to the bad old days for Godzilla.

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