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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 December 2000 (Japan)
Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called meganula and their queen, Megaguirus.

Director:

Masaaki Tezuka
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Cast

Cast overview:
Misato Tanaka Misato Tanaka ... Kiriko Tsujimori
Shôsuke Tanihara Shôsuke Tanihara ... Hajime Kudo
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ... Motohiko Sugiura
Yuriko Hoshi Yuriko Hoshi ... Yoshino Yoshizawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Takuji Miyagawa
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Government Official
Kôichi Yamadera ... Kid's TV Host
Yûsaku Yara ... Narrator
Kôji Katô Kôji Katô ... Water department guy
Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Gojira
Minoru Watanabe Minoru Watanabe ... Megagirasu
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Storyline

Godzilla returns to terrorize Japan! This time, however, Japan has two new weapons to defend themselves. The Gryphon, a high-tech ship, and the Dimension Tide, a device that creates artificial black holes! During a test of the Dimension Tide, eggs appear in the city of Shibuya and hatch into terrifying Meganurons! These creatures need water to grow and flood the city of Shibuya by breaking underground water veins. As they multiply and grow, they start to feed on the energy of humans. After gathering enough energy, they transform in to giant dragonfly monsters called Meganuras! And now they target Godzilla for energy to feed to the larva of their queen, which eventually hatches into the terrifying 60-meter Megaguirus who also begins to attack Godzilla for his energy. Now a 3-way battle between Godzilla, the Megaguirus, and humans begins! Will Godzilla win? Will humanity survive? Written by <agent-005@usa.net>

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,135,340
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2001, See more »

Goofs

Naturally, the explanation given for the existence of Megaguirus is completely unscientific. Though there existed an ancient insect called Meganeura (on which the titular monster was based), it never grew to the size of the gigantic creature that we see in the movie. In reality, its wingspan was less than three feet. See more »

Crazy Credits

A second ending begins at the end of the closing credits: At school, the little boy Jun had finished his bug collection, and his teacher tells him to put it back in his lab. Once he does just that, an earthquake shakes the school, and looking through the window in the school lab, Jun hears a familiar monster roar! See more »

Connections

Follows Gojira tai Hedora (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fury Of Godzilla
from Gojira vs. Mekagojira (1993)
Composed by Akira Ifukube
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The Best Rubber Monster Pic Since War of The Gargantuas!
4 October 2002 | by yolt13See all my reviews

Masaaki Tezuka clearly understands the secret to making rubber monster movies - make 'em big, and make 'em fun! GXM returns the element of spectacle to the series that had been missing in the later 90s entries. The battles are epic, the monsters believably gigantic and menacing, and the destruction sweeping. When crowds of extras run away in GXM, they look genuinely terrified. The wonderful musical score and "old school" directorial style come as close to rivalling the best of Honda-Tsuburaya-Ifukube as anything Toho has done since their heyday. Perhaps most important, the monsters have personalities, without sacrificing menace. No more stiff, slow-moving suits lumbering in a straight line toward one another for a battle consisting primarily of optical effects. Both Godzilla and Megaguiras are intelligent, cunning combatants, and their climactic war is among the best of its kind ever filmed. On a whole, GXM is not as flashy or technically seamless as its followup, 2001's GMK(also an outstanding film), but I found it to be more fun. It reminded me of nothing so much as curling up on the floor on Saturday as a kid, watching an AIP rubber monster epic on Shock Theatre or Son of Svengoolie. GODZILLA VS MEGAGUIRUS is a genuine classic!


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