A reporter investigates the disappearance of a ship. He finds the ship and discovers that all the hands have been killed by a giant sea louse except for one. The lone survivor then tells the reporter that the ship was attacked by Godzilla (Gojira). Fearing a panic, the Japanese government then takes the survivor into custody to keep him from revealing that Godzilla has returned. However, a Soviet nuclear submarine is destroyed and the situation puts them and the United States on the brink of nuclear war, until the Japanese decide to come clean and admit that it was Godzilla. Soon the Japan and the rest of the world are on red alert as they wait for Godzilla to begin his rampage anew.Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
Anchor Bay Entertainment announced the film would be released on DVD in 2003, but Toho prevented them from releasing it, which Anchor Bay claims they owned the rights to it, because they bought the rights to the new world pictures library, but Toho rejected the claim. See more »
As Dr. Hayashida's sonic oscillator starts luring Godzilla out of Tokyo to the volcano, there's a POV shot from Goro and Naoko's perspective that clearly shows the wire controlling Godzilla's tail. This almost appears to be an unintentional homage to the scene in the original Godzilla, where Godzilla's tail appears outside the window of a partially demolished building (the one in which Raymond Burr's character was reporting from in the American version), and the wire is similarly visible. See more »
You may have to re-think your strategies, gentlemen. There's possibly no weapon, on Earth, that can defeat Godzilla except perhaps...
Who are you?
The name is "Martin". You asked for me to be brought here.
Mr. Martin is the man you wanted to see, General. He's the newspaper man who witnessed Godzilla's attack 30 years ago.
Well thank God you're here. Seeing as how you seem to be the only person who seems to know anything about whatever it is we're dealing with, what can we do?
I was the only ...
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The original Japanese version, like the 1954 original, did not contain Raymond Burr. Also, in the Japanese version, the Russian submarine officer tries to stop the nuclear weapon that was accidentally launched. This was changed for the US version so that the Russian officer actually launched the weapon. See more »
Godzilla 1984 stands out as one of the best and most politically imbued Godzilla films ever made and deserves more credit for what it accomplished. Godzilla
1984 single-handedly revitalized the Godzilla franchise into the machine it is today and ushered in a new concept for what the monster could be; gone are
the kiddie children and the super-robots, the monster melees and monster
dancing - here is a return to what Godzilla truly is: and unstoppable force of nature. The original Japanese version is far superior to the butchered American cut and their political agenda is far more subtle than the American's tactless editing of the Russian nuclear launch sequence. Fans would do well to view
the original as it retains the history and dignity of the first Godzilla film.
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