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Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Mosura tai Gojira (original title)
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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Director:

Ishirô Honda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Ichiro Sakai
Yuriko Hoshi Yuriko Hoshi ... Junko Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Professor Miura
Yû Fujiki Yû Fujiki ... Jiro Nakamura
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Jiro Torahata
Emi Itô Emi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yumi Itô ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... Kumayama
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Murata, Newspaper Editor
Kenzô Tabu Kenzô Tabu ... Mayor
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi ... Chief of Infant Island
Akira Tani Akira Tani ... Village Headman
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... JSDF General
Yutaka Sada ... School Principal
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Priest
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Storyline

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. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

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mothra | japan | kaiju | tokusatsu | gojira | See All (47) »

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WHAT IS IT... How much terror can you stand? See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Marshallese

Release Date:

17 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. The Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

First Godzilla film without newly-shot American footage added for the American release. The scene in which Godzilla is attacked by the American military only exists in the American cut, but this footage was shot by Toho during the original Japanese shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Ichiro, Junko and Professor Miura first arrive on Infant Island, they were wearing yellow suits. After they were captured by the natives and brought to their chief, they were no longer wearing the yellow suits. See more »

Quotes

News Reporter Ichiro Sakai: Listen, when the girls came to us, we did nothing to help them, so why would they help us?
Editor Arota: Look, you three are the only ones who can talk to the girls. We need help or everything will get trampled. Godzilla will crush our entire nation!
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Alternate Versions

The "Frontier Missile" sequence is the only example of kaiju footage contained in foreign release prints but not in the original cut. This footage slightly alters the arrangement of events of the American and European versions. This footage was filmed at AIP's request and originally excluded from the Japanese cut to keep out the very patriotic American iconage of the scene. It is now featured as bonus material on the Japanese laserdisc. See more »

Connections

Follows Godzilla (1954) See more »

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User Reviews

Greatest Showa Godzilla Movie Of All Time!
10 July 2003 | by cyberdyne101See all my reviews

Godzilla Vs Mothra has to be the GREATEST movie of the 60s era. The Special Effects are amazing, dubbing is excellent, and the acting is very good. Mothra is one my favorite monsters. Roland Emmreich better not get his hands on this movie. Thats all I have to say. **** out of ****.


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