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Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)

Gojira vs. Mosura (original title)
In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.

Director:

Takao Okawara

Writers:

Kazuki Ohmori, Andrew Smith (english language version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Bessho Tetsuya Bessho ... Takuya Fujita
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ... Masako Tezuka
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata ... Kenji Andoh
Saburô Shinoda Saburô Shinoda ... Professor Fukazawa
Akiji Kobayashi ... Yuzo Tsuchiashi
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Environmental Planning Board Chief Jyoji Minamino
Makoto Ôtake Makoto Ôtake ... Marutomo Head Takeshi Tomokane
Keiko Imamura Keiko Imamura ... Cosmos #1
Sayaka Osawa Sayaka Osawa ... Cosmos #2
Megumi Odaka Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Tetsu Watanabe ... Army Commander
Shin'ya Ohwada Shin'ya Ohwada ... Official (as Shin'ya Ôwada)
Shoji Kobashi Shoji Kobashi ... Official
Susumu Kurobe ... Official
Shin Tatsuma Shin Tatsuma ... Official
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Storyline

The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological research team visits Infant Island to find out why, they discover two tiny women who reveal that the Earth is fighting back for all the harm humans have done here and sends out the evil Battra to destroy us. The Cosmos, as the girls are called, offer their help by calling Mothra to battle the creature. Unfortunately, Godzilla also appears and a three way battle begins that threatens to destroy Japan. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 December 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,528,483
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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Since the movie was based on the rejected "Mothra vs. Bagan" concept, neither Godzilla nor the returning human characters from the previous films have much impact on the plot, as they were written into the story as an afterthought. See more »

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After the earthquake is detected at the Mt. Fuji observatory The Cosmos begin singing to summon Mothra back to japan their mouths aren't moving when they recite the first "Mothura" of the song before pausing and moving to the nearby window to continue singing. See more »

Quotes

Miki Saegusa: [using her psychic powers to locate Cosmos] Wait, turn off the radio! I can hear it... their song... it's close!
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Great kid's film
16 July 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

GODZILLA AND MOTHRA: THE BATTLE FOR EARTH is a follow-up to GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH and a remake of sorts of the '60s kaiju GODZILLA VS MOTHRA. This is hugely entertaining kid's movie, filled to the brim with colourful special effects, spectacular scenes of destruction, and an engaging human storyline to boot.

The film's influences are many and varied, as you'll soon guess with the opening sequence featuring an Indiana Jones-style character raiding the ancient ruins at Angkor Wat. Before long we're knee-deep in a storyline involving a crashed meteorite, a reawakened Godzilla, the eruption of Mount Fuji, the emergence of a world-destroying creature called Battra, and of course Mothra himself.

Special emphasis is given to the character of Mothra, who is as hilarious as ever. As much as I love the giant furry moth, there's something undeniably hilarious about the creature in caterpillar form too, especially when hanging on to Godzilla's tail. I like the way the writers hark back to the '60s movies with the presence of the tiny twins and Infant Island; all good stuff. Plus, there's more giant monster action here than in the last film, although there's still time for plenty of human characters to get involved in a wider-reaching plot than usual. The message here is of the usual "save the environment" variety but it doesn't get in the way of what is a hugely enjoyable piece of entertainment.


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