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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1995 (Japan)
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

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Takurô Tatsumi ...
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Yasufumi Hayashi ...
Megumi Odaka ...
Sayaka Osawa ...
Meru Ozawa
Saburô Shinoda ...
Professor Fukazawa
Akira Nakao ...
Commander Takaki Aso
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Ronald Hoerr ...
Kôichi Ueda ...
Takehiro Murata ...
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Dr. Daisuke Serizawa (archive footage)
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Something has destroyed Birth Island, home of Godzilla and Little Godzilla and soon, it is discovered that Godzilla has developed a bright flaming glow, indicating that his nuclear energy is growing out of control. Fearing that Godzilla will soon explode, the G-Force tries to freeze him, thus cooling his temperature. But another problem arises as a horde of human sized creatures, formed from a combination of Godzilla cells, and the weapon that destroyed the original one, The Oxygen Destroyer. Now the military must try to stop these creatures and stop Godzilla from going through a nuclear meltdown that could destroy the world. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <demonusr@ncentral.com>

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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9 December 1995 (Japan)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,263,023
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Trivia

Tôhô planned to release this movie as "Godzilla Vs. Destroyer" to the English-language markets, but when it realized that copyrighting an everyday word such as "destroyer" for its monster would be difficult, they released the film as "Godzilla VS Destoroyah" since "destoroyah" is close to the English version of the word, and was a unique name that could be copyrighted easily. When Tôhô had the movie dubbed into English, it made sure the monster was called "destroyer" on film, since that was the intended name. See more »

Goofs

Obvious wires holding up the monsters in a number of shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Kensaku Ijuin: I know Micro-oxygen and it doesn't have that kind of power.
Army General: So what does?
Dr. Kensaku Ijuin: An Oxygen Destroyer! It can destroy everything and everybody. Its power is that awesome. Destroyer!
Army General: Destroyer?
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Crazy Credits

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Follows Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) See more »

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Gojira VS Desutoroiâ (1995)
13 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

22nd installment and still kicking. This is the climax to the Heisei series. It's quite a beautiful climax, and rather poetic in its relation to the rest of the series. It's the first film with strong connections to the original. It brings back talk of the Oxygen Destroyah, which inadvertently created a new breed of monster. Meanwhile, Godzilla goes on a dramatic journey of character for such a big monster. First of all, he is getting close to meltdown, having absorbed too much nuclear radiation, he may be about to explode. This leaves him with a rather interesting glowing look, Also, he may be about to become a responsible father, as he tracks down his presumably dead son. Toho put a lot of faith into a big rubbery character, but he pulls it off. This is the most emotional since the original, and it still has time for awesome action sequences. Part of me wishes I had watched these years ago, as the city destruction scenes must have seemed even more impressive. Still, it's engaging stuff, and the perfect end to this series.


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