A scientist combines the cells of a rose with those of Godzilla to create a biological creature more horrifying than any seen before. The two do battle after a destructive tour of Japan by Godzilla. A newly released version includes many new fight scenes that were cut out of the theatrical version.Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
Originally, Echo bridge got Ed Godziszewski to record the commentary for the DVD & Blu-ray release of the film (2012). They acquired the commentary from him and wanted to get it approved by Toho, but it didn't get approved in time for the release on December 4th, 2012. See more »
According to ransom demand fax, the deadline to turn over the anti-nuclear energy bacteria is no later than "2 pm Tuesday the 31st". However, when Kurshima arrives at the delivery location he checks the time and the date dial on his wristwatch reads, "Friday the 10th" See more »
When Godzilla comes ashore at Abarishi, a scene of him walking past a lighthouse and smashing it with his tail was cut.
After Godzilla's first confrontation with Biollante in Lake Ashino, which is set ablaze by Godzilla's radioactive breath, spores from the plant creature shower the surrounding countryside causing flowers to suddenly bloom.
Originally Godzilla was to attack the Osaka's Kansie airport, which was under construction at the time of filming, but permission could not be obtained. Instead, Godzilla and Miki engage in a telepathic battle near a heliport for the site in the Ise Channel.
A discarded concept was to have Biollante attempt to physically absorb Godzilla during the climactic battle. This was scrapped due to time and budgetary considerations but was the concept was visualized for the climax of 'Godzilla 2000'.
I was lucky enough to find a VHS copy and I have to say that this is my favorite Godzilla film. The reason I liked it is because it was so different than any other Godzilla movies. Godzilla vs. Boillante is violent, very dark, looks really good, and actually has a solid plot. I almost didn't want to watch it cuz the darkness of this flick made me feel so uncomfortable by about 45 mins in. Both monsters are great, and Biollante's horrendousness gives this movie power that no other G movie can stand up against. The monster makes this movie so ugly and creates such a dark atmosphere that it is kind of beautiful. I'm not big fan of Japanese movies (I hate anime), but this is a true accomplishment.
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