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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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User Reviews:
A Continuation of Godzilla X Mechagodzilla. See more (30 total) »

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 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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
This was the first Godzilla film ever to be completed just in time for its preview showing at the Tokyo International Film Festival. All previous Godzilla films since Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) were screened there around a month before their usual general release date (early-mid December), but were still busy finishing up post-production (ie. few FX shots were incomplete, wires were visible, etc.).See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Continuation of Godzilla X Mechagodzilla., 9 June 2007
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

Godzilla: Tokyo SOS is the only film of the Millennium series that is preceded by another film. Picking where Godzilla X Mechagodzilla left off, the Japanese Defense Force is in the process of repairing Mechagodzilla after his last outing with Godzilla. Yoshito Chûjô, played by Noboru Kaneko, is an mechanic working on Mechagodzilla and was visited by the tiny twin fairies of Mothra, the Shobijin. They warned him that the people must return Mechagodzilla to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed (Mechagodzilla was created from the bones of the original Godzilla). If the people do not heed to their warnings, Mothra will declare war on mankind, which I think is a departure from Mothra because she has always been depicted as a benevolent creature. But, without Mechagodzilla, Japan has no defense against Godzilla.

This film provides many references to previous Toho films, including bringing back the two character leads from Godzilla X Mechgodzilla, containing footage from the previous movies and even bringing back Kameba, the gigantic turtle from "Yog, Monster from Space" (1970). Perhaps the most notable mention is the return of Professor Shinichi Chujo, played by Hiroshi Koizumi, from the original 1961 Mothra movie. Koizumi reprises the role he did 42 years earlier, and delivers drama about Mothra's previous attack on Tokyo and referenced photographs from his trip to Infant Island in the original Mothra film.

The movie is filled with drama and heroism. The part where Chujo's grandson made the Mothra sign to call her for help was one of my favorite scenes. Michiru Ôshima gave another brilliant music score and Eiichi Asada did an awesome job on the special effects. Mechagodzilla's rockets and Mothra's wing attacks were among my favorite special effects in the film - all contributed to exciting action-packed monster mayhem. Some downsides to this movie is that as this movie also serves as a sequel to the original Mothra movie, Mothra and her larvae were not emphasized enough. Godzilla was also portrayed as very weak - in some of the battle sequences with the robot, Godzilla just stands there as if he is letting Mechagodzilla attack him. And, Godzilla rarely gets any chance to do some city stomping. As with most films in the Millennium series, this movie focuses on the military - an element that gets repetitive. But, on another note, the cast of characters are likable for the most part and Mothra's design is this film is my favorite of the monster, though she is really overused by this time.

Grade B-

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