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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)
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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
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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>

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebirth of Mothra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,571,893
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Followed by Rebirth of Mothra III (1998) See more »

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Good, but not great Kaiju fantasy
15 May 2000 | by drngorSee all my reviews

This movie was the first of three solo Mothra adventures following the Heisei Godzilla series. This movie was pretty good. It has some great points to it: fast pace, great looking monsters, great optical effects, lots of monster fights, as well as a cute looking actress as Lora. However, I thought the movie was too kid-oriented and that the final battle was too short. The monster battles lacked the ferocity of Godzilla battles and Mothra's powers seemed overkill. However, it is a fun movie for fans of the genre.


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