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

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Mothra, guardian of earth
14 October 2005 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This is the first of 1990s Mothra trilogy after the death of '90s Godzilla in 1995. The tone of this trilogy is very different from that of Godzilla's. In this movie, Mothra is the protector of earth, and when a monster which threatens to destroy earth's habitat, Mothra comes to rescue.

I rather liked this movie because of its beautiful cinematography and a plot that was not based simply on destruction, but about the importance of protecting our environment. While American cinema was busy producing darker movies in the '90s, this series positively bucked the trend with its brilliant color and putting nature before humans.

Casting was okay. It had a good central focus for a change called the Elias. But for the most part, Toho can use better actors in all its movies. Watch this, and you'll be treated to the most beautiful colors you've ever seen.


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