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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (original title)
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Directors:

Kazuki Ohmori, Koji Hashimoto (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Kazuki Ohmori
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kosuke Toyohara Kosuke Toyohara ... Kenichiro Terasawa
Anna Nakagawa Anna Nakagawa ... Emmy Kano
Megumi Odaka Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Katsuhiko Sasaki Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Professor Mazaki
Akiji Kobayashi ... Yuzo Tsuchihashi
Tokuma Nishioka Tokuma Nishioka ... Takehito Fujio
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Businessman Yasuaki Shindo
Chuck Wilson Chuck Wilson ... Chuck Wilson
Richard Berger Richard Berger ... Grenchiko
Robert Scott Field Robert Scott Field ... Android M-11
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Minister Takayuki Segawa
Kiwako Harada Kiwako Harada ... Chiaki Moriyuma
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Ikehata, the mad old soldier
Sô Yamamura ... Prime Minister
Yasunori Yuge Yasunori Yuge ... Army Chief
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Storyline

Time travellers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where a dinosaur was exposed to radiation from the Bikini H-Bomb test and became Godzilla. Upon completion of this task, King Ghidrah appears in 1992 and the visitors' true plan is discovered. They wish to destroy Japan so it will not become the dominant economic force. Luckily for the Japanese, Godzilla was still created and will now fight Ghidrah. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Taglines:

Strange travelers from the 23rd century warn Japanese authorities that Godzilla will return and destroy them all. See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Akira Ifukube returned to score a Godzilla movie for the first time since 1975. See more »

Goofs

The close-up shot of the English-language newspaper reveals several misspellings, including "shinig", "intreging", and "thould". See more »

Quotes

U.S. Ship Commander: Got him!
Major Spielberg: Take that, you dinosaur.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits (deleted from the American version) play over footage of Godzilla at the bottom of the ocean. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version cuts the majority of the ending credits, shortening the runtime from 103 minutes to 100 minutes. See more »

Connections

Follows Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) See more »

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Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (1991)
13 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Godzilla and time travel fumble around with each other in an enjoyable but confusing entry. It mostly confuses because the time travel plot doesn't make much sense. Why do the aliens just move Godzilla? Who knows. It's great to see a bit more origin, even if it doesn't all add up. There are some excellent comedic scenes, aided by some hammy acting. The scene with a Mr. Spielberg is a great laugh out loud moment. The war scenes are a little something new, and the anti Americanism has been blown out of proportion. One of the characters even says that the dinosaur was just protecting its island. Ghidorah soon makes an appearance, and there's even more fun to be had with Mecha-Ghidorah. This was a jump back into the cheesiness of earlier films, but after the undeserved failure of the previous installment, that was to be expected.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 December 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah See more »

Filming Locations:

Fukuoka, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (chinese)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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