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>
Columbia TriStar Home Video released Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and Godzilla vs. Mothra on home video on April 28, 1998. This was the first time either film had been officially released in the United States. TriStar used the Toho dubbed versions, but cut the end credits and created new titles and opening credits for both films which was the first time it had that decision from Sony which it still happened on the 90's Heisei Godzilla films being released on video in 1998-1999, this print was still used on online streaming (Crackle), and the 2014 Blu-ray release. See more »
The time traveling Emmy says she's Japanese, yet she also tells the present-day people that Japan doesn't exist in her time. Somehow no one becomes suspicious of this lie, although it is possible that they took Japanese as her ethnicity rather than her nationality. See more »
A real dinosaur? Young man, I do call myself an expert in dinosaur studies, but I'm sorry to tell you I've never seen a live one.
Are you saying not even on Lagos Island?
I believe there was a dinosaur on Lagos in 1944.
I'm very sorry, young man, but I have to go to Kyushu for a meeting right now. I can't waste time talking to you anymore.
Ten years after you left Lagos, an H-bomb was tested close by on an island called Bikini, and it's very possible that the...
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The end credits (deleted from the American version) play over footage of Godzilla at the bottom of the ocean. See more »
The US version cuts the majority of the ending credits, shortening the runtime from 103 minutes to 100 minutes. See more »
There's a lot to dislike in this film: awful English scripts, more plot holes than plot, and a long wait before Godzilla finally shows up.
Luckily, all of these flaws are made up for by its awesome monster battles, fantastic music, cheesy humor, and sheer entertainment. In the end, the balance is positive, and anyone who can get over their logical disbelief should have a lot of fun with this movie. It reminds us that there's more to movies than dull realism and sophisticated storytelling.
It's no masterpiece, but its definitely one of the Big G's most fun films.
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