A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can put luxury condos there. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on the beach nearby and is immediately put on public display. The developer's plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla's rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo again. It's up to the elderly Mothra, and then to its two offspring, to save Tokyo from destruction.
Molly Malloy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WHAT IS IT... How much terror can you stand?
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Did You Know?
The Torada Beach sequence, in which Godzilla is attacked by the U.S. Navy, was shot by Toho for the U.S. release. It is one of the few examples where footage of Godzilla was shot outdoors, away from the controlled environment of the studio. See more
In the days before digital compositing, it was common practice to print matted elements with a degree of transparency, to minimize matte lines. It was an additional step of complexity to the process, which was deliberate and not an error. Many movies are notable for partially transparent mattes, including Robinson Crusoe on Mars
and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
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[the reporters and the scientist are trying to persuade the executives of Happy Enterprises to give up the giant egg
News Photographer Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi
You should return the egg to its rightful owner.
You keep saying about the 'rightful owner.' Is the rightful owner's name written on that egg?
Reporter Jiro Nakamura
No, but it's pretty clear it's Mothra's egg.
[shocked; looks at his partner
Banzo Torahata - U.S.:Shiro Torahata
[scoffs at this
Hmmph. Are you saying you have power of attorney from Mothra? Kumayama, it's no use talking with them. Ask them to leave.
Mothra is sometimes referred to as "the Thing" in the AIP dub. See more
Followed by Godzilla vs. Monster Zero