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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. -- One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.

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Director:
Writers:
Masaaki Tezuka (screenplay)
Masahiro Yokotani (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 December 2003 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Two is company but three is a very big crowd! See more »
Plot:
One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Noboru Kaneko ... Yoshito Chûjô
Miho Yoshioka ... Pilot Azusa Kisaragi

Mitsuki Koga ... Mechagodzilla Operator Kyôsuke Akiba
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô (Linguist / Yoshito's father)
Akira Nakao ... Premier Hayato Igarashi
Kôichi Ueda ... General Dobashi
Kô Takasugi ... JSDF Lieutenant Togashi

Masami Nagasawa ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Chihiro Ohtsuka ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Takeo Nakahara ... JSDF Chief Hitoyanagi
Norman England ... Sgt Woodyard
Naomasa Musaka ... Gorô Kanno
Yumiko Shaku ... Akane Yashiro
Yûsuke Tomoi ... Lieutenant Hayama
Taigi Kobayashi
Yasuo Kurashiki ... Reporter
Ken'ichi Takitô
Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Gojira
Motokuni Nakagawa ... Mekagojira
Noriko Watanabe ... Shun's Mother
Itsuki Ômori ... Syun Chûjô

Directed by
Masaaki Tezuka 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masaaki Tezuka  screenplay
Masahiro Yokotani  screenplay

Produced by
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michiru Ohshima  (as Michiru Ôshima)
 
Cinematography by
Yoshinori Sekiguchi 
 
Production Design by
Toshio Miike 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hideaki Murakami .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Eiichi Asada .... special effects director
Kenichi Eguchi .... special effects cameraman
Kakusei Fujiwara .... lead sculptor
Nori Honda .... model maker (as Norihiro Honda)
Shinji Nishikawa .... design artist
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
 
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... telecine colorist
 
Other crew
Yoshikazu Ishii .... director: making of
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S." - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and some language
Runtime:
91 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Canadian Home Video Rating) | Canada:G (Ontario/Quebec) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
After the adult Mothra's death, the eyes of her offspring change from blue to red. Following the color change they become very active fighters against Godzilla. In the previous movie, when Mecha Godzilla went out of control, it's eyes turned red as well.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
In a rut?, 12 October 2006
Author: (winner55) from United States

I agree with reviewers who write that the film is competently made and reasonably entertaining, but I also agree that with this movie, the series seemed to have gotten stuck in a rut.

In fact, towards the end of what is known as the "Hesei" period of Godzilla films, the film-makers of the series developed a formula which became standardized for the "Millenium" phase: as the movie opens, we find the humans worried about a possible attack from Godzilla. Then they either build another monster, or have one flown in. The two (or three) monsters have a big fight in down-town Tokyo, Godzilla is tossed back into the sea, the end.

Of course, all genre films use formulas and conventions. But the stronger entries in any genre are precisely those in which the film-makers try out new approaches and variations to these formulas. In the so-called "Showa" phase of the Godzilla films (1954- 1985), there were plenty of multi-monster wrestling matches and attacks on Tokyo, etc.; but there were also some weird experiments, some that worked (Son of Godzilla is highly entertaining, if one doesn't ask for much) and some that didn't (Godzilla's Revenge). But the real point is that they were different, and challenged their viewers to decide whether the differences ought to be kept or scratched for the next episode in the series.

But with Tokyo S.O.S, it became clear that the 'Millenium" series writers and directors could only rarely innovate or improvise. The fight scenes in Tokyo became pretty much same-old same-old, film-to-film, and this is a dangerous thing to do when your protagonist is a guy in a rubber monster suit. When we see the same thing, film after film, we start getting bored, and when we start getting bored, we get distracted, and notice things like, hey, isn't that really just a guy in a rubber monster suit? Tokyo S.O.S. isn't quite down to this level; it is very professionally made. But there's no doubt that by the time it was made, it was time for something new.

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