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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.

Writers:

Kaoru Kamigiku (story "Gojira tai Juniagojira") (as Kaoru Kamikiku), Kôichi Kawakita (story "Gojira tai Barubaroi") | 6 more credits »
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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 ... 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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Taglines:

Gojira Shizu [Godzilla Dies!] See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

This would be the final film score for composer Akira Ifukube whose association with the Godzilla films went back to the original 1954 feature. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Follows Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) See more »

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The King of The Monsters faces his strongest and most terrifying enemy yet!
2 August 2013 | by ugyenpeljorSee all my reviews

The epic finale of the second Godzilla series concludes with Big G himself facing his toughest challenge yet! This is my personal favorite of the entire Godzilla series after the original 1954 film, and in many ways, this film does it's best to tie back to that film as much as possible, even explicitly tying the origins of Godzilla's new foe to the fate of the original King of the Monsters. Godzilla is at his largest, most powerful, and by far the most furious that he's ever been in the entire franchise, but he will be matched up against the nightmarish Destoroyah, one of the strongest and most terrifying monsters to ever appear in any film!

What follows is a fitting and powerful conclusion for the King Of The Monsters, the last dance so to speak. For Godzilla's days are numbered, as the same radioactive meltdown that is triggering his increased strength and fury is also draining him and will eventually kill him. With some of the best visual effects and creature designs of the entire franchise, and an appropriately epic score to match, G vs. D represents the best the series has to offer. If you must watch only one Godzilla movie, watch the original 1954 Japanese version. But if you watch two, then I urge you to consider Godzilla vs. Destoroyah with the original.

With this film, the Heisei series decisively came to an end, and Godzilla would enjoy a well earned and fitting retirement ... that is, until an American impostor pretending to be the original King Of The Monsters would rear its ugly head in a certain 1998 Columbia/Tristar film that shall remain nameless ...


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Japan

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Release Date:

9 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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