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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.

Director:

Takao Okawara

Writer:

Kazuki Ohmori
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takurô Tatsumi Takurô Tatsumi ... Dr. Kensaku Ijuin
Yôko Ishino Yôko Ishino ... Yukari Yamane
Yasufumi Hayashi Yasufumi Hayashi ... Kenichi Yamane
Megumi Odaka Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Sayaka Osawa Sayaka Osawa ... Meru Ozawa
Saburô Shinoda Saburô Shinoda ... Professor Fukazawa
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... Commander Takaki Aso
Masahiro Takashima ... Major Sho Kuroki
Momoko Kôchi ... Emiko Yamane
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Army General
Ronald Hoerr Ronald Hoerr ... Professor Marvin
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Night Watchman at Aquarium
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata ... Yukari's Editor
Shelley Sweeney ... G-Force Technician
Akihiko Hirata ... Dr. Daisuke Serizawa (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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Get Ready for a Three-Way Monster Melee! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

9 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,263,023
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last Godzilla film on which producer Tomoyuki Tanaka worked. He was the only person to produce all of the previous Godzilla films. See more »

Goofs

In the wide shots, it is evident that the juvenile Destroyah monsters are actually just their movie tie-in toy figures being moved about. See more »

Quotes

Emiko Yamane: Listen to me, Ken. Dr. Serizawa destroyed all his research. There's nothing left to go on now. He didn't want his work used. In the end, he took his own life to save the world.
Kenichi Yamane: Yeah, a waste of a good man.
Emiko Yamane: [referring to the Oxygen Destroyer] Even if you do make one, are you sure it'll be properly used.
Kenichi Yamane: No, I'm not so sure. But Auntie, this time the Earth is in danger! If we don't build one, then we're finished!
Emiko Yamane: But still, I don't like it, Ken. Don't do it... whatever the reasons are.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature scenes from Godzilla (1954) and the Heisei series of films (The Return of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah), ignoring the other entries in the Godzilla series in between the 1954 and 1984 films, just like the films in the Heisei series did since The Return of Godzilla was a direct sequel to the 1954 film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version cuts a majority of the ending credits, shortening the runtime from 103 minutes to 100 minutes. However, the credits have been recently restored for use on the Starz channels. See more »

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This is (not) the end
1 February 2003 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

So this is the end? No, meanwhile they found a way to revive Godzilla. But 1995, it was supposed to be. In order to close the circle, "Godzilla vs Destoroyah' referred directly to the first Godzilla movie from 1954. The monster Destroyah is a result of the `oxygen destroyer' used back then to fight Godzilla. Toho Studios really managed to tie up the loose strings here, giving us a rather dark action adventure, picking up the environmentally hazardous theme from `Godzilla vs Hedora', but at the same time have Godzilla junior return without becoming as childish as in `Son of Godzilla' 1967. If you see Godzilla glowing red with radioactivity (i.e. throughout the entire movie!), you almost feel the pain. Great flick, shouldn't miss in anyone's monster movie collection.


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