5.9/10
915
24 user 19 critic

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

Mosura (original title)
A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.

Director:

Okihiro Yoneda

Writers:

Masumi Suetani (screenplay), Tomoyuki Tanaka (creator: original concept)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.

Director: Takao Okawara
Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Satomi Kobayashi, Takehiro Murata
Action | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked Tokyo in 1954 to stop the beast.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka
Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Kana Onodera
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.

Director: Jun Fukuda
Stars: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, Akihiko Hirata
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The undersea nation of Seatopia sends the gigantic Megalon to destroy the world above - and it's up to Godzilla and a size-shifting robot, Jet Jaguar, to defeat him.

Director: Jun Fukuda
Stars: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1973, Gamera sacrifices his life to rid the world of the Gyaos once and for all. Thirty-three years later, a small boy, whose father witnessed the 1973 event, named Toru finds a ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Stars: Ryô Tomioka, Kaho, Shingo Ishikawa
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

Director: Jun Fukuda
Stars: Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Beverly Maeda
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Director: Motoyoshi Oda
Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa
Stars: Tsutomu Takakuwa, Kelly Varis, Katherine Murphy
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, Tomonori Yazaki
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa
Stars: Nobuhiro Kajima, Miyuki Akiyama, Christopher Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Megumi Kobayashi Megumi Kobayashi ... Moll
Sayaka Yamaguchi Sayaka Yamaguchi ... Lora
Aki Hano Aki Hano ... Belvera
Kazuki Futami Kazuki Futami ... Taiki
Maya Fujisawa Maya Fujisawa ... Wakaba
Kenjirô Nashimoto Kenjirô Nashimoto ... Mr. Goto
Hitomi Takahashi ... Mrs. Goto
Hiroko Tanaka Hiroko Tanaka ... Shiraishi
Kyôkei Arakawa Kyôkei Arakawa
Edit

Storyline

A logging and mining company working in Northern Japan disrupts a set of magical seals buried undergound, causing the release of Death Ghidora, an enormous, three-headed monster that had previously wiped out all life on Mars and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth. When Death Ghidora begins sucking the life out of the environment, the only thing that can save the planet from destruction is Mothra, the giant flying insect. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebirth of Mothra See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,571,893
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spun-off from Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disney-ish chapter of the mosura franchise: mosura meets gamera
25 December 2005 | by r-c-sSee all my reviews

The TOHO stable goes the Disney way. There are many reasons to say so: a) the story lacks its goriest moments. There is (for example) no smashing of cartonbox cities and -first time since in a movie supposedly taking place in Japan- no "army" subplot whatsoever. b) the main characters are children. c) there is a "miniature witch" riding a "miniature dragon" ( spoof from other genre US movies ) playing the villain. d) the "singing part" increases very much & the miniature girls (riding some mini-mothra named Terry/Fairy ) sing at least 3/4 different songs (while typically you got only the Mothra & bachara Mothra songs to summon Mosura ). e) even the serious bits (Eg the home chase at the beginning ) are handled in a Disney-ish way.

This time Mosura goes solo against King Gidorah freed from its stone grave when an incautious foreman removes a sacred seal of atlantean origin. There are other typical subplots mixed in from the less fortunate TOHO movies: a couple with hard times in parenting because say the husband must work long hours; two children who can't get along.

All in all, a nice relaxing movie: of course do NOT expect any "final wars", "tokyo sos" or "battle for earth" kind of fights. The plot twists abound and in the end we learn the miniature girls & the miniature witch are siblings. There is the "mosura larva" subplot, but this time the larva got new powers & turns into some super-mothra. Infant island is no longer the atomic wasteland as originally portrayed, but some virgin rain forest paradise.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed