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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Attack of the Giant Monsters (2001)

Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 December 2001 (Japan)
A reporter, notorious for working on pseudo-documentaries, must uncover the legend of the three guardian monsters who must rise to defend Japan from the vengeful spirits within Godzilla.

Director:

Shûsuke Kaneko

Writers:

Keiichi Hasegawa (as Kei'ichi Hasegawa), Shûsuke Kaneko | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiharu Niiyama Chiharu Niiyama ... Yuri Tachibana (BS Digital Q reporter)
Ryûdô Uzaki Ryûdô Uzaki ... SDF Adm. Taizô Tachibana
Masahiro Kobayashi Masahiro Kobayashi ... Teruaki Takeda (science writer)
Shirô Sano ... Haruki Kadokura (Yuri's boss)
Takashi Nishina Takashi Nishina ... AD Aki Maruo
Kaho Minami ... SDF Intelligence Capt. Kumi Emori
Shin'ya Ohwada Shin'ya Ohwada ... SDF Lt. Gen. Katsumasa Mikumo (as Shin'ya Ôwada)
Kunio Murai Kunio Murai ... SDF HQ Secretary Masato Hinogaki
Hiroyuki Watanabe ... Yutaka Hirose
Shingo Katsurayama Shingo Katsurayama ... SDF Intelligence Maj. Tokihiko Kobayakawa
Toshikazu Fukawa Toshikazu Fukawa ... Adjutant Miyashita
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Chief Cabinet Secretary
Hideyo Amamoto ... Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet
Nobuaki Kakuda Nobuaki Kakuda ... Commanding Sector officer (as Nobuo Kakuda)
Takafumi Matsuo Takafumi Matsuo ... Mototsu Station police officer
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Storyline

Strange incidents occur when an American submarine has been destroyed by a mysterious force at sea off the shores of Guam. Only Admiral Tachibana was certain that behind the disaster was none other than the destructive King of the Monsters, Godzilla! 50 years after his attack on Tokyo in 1954, Godzilla has mysteriously returned to life to destroy Japan, and General Tachibana, whose parents died in the monster's destructive wake, was prepared for his return to protect Japan from yet another tragic disaster, but is dismissed by the overly confident Japanese government, who underestimate Godzilla's power. But to further prove Tachibana's claim, his daughter Yuri, who works for the TV news program "Digital Q," investigates strange phenomena in three separate areas in Japan (two of which involve the deaths of immoral youths), and meets a mysterious old man named Isayama, who proclaims that aside from his infamous nuclear origins, Godzilla is an accumulation of vengeful souls (of both ... Written by John Cassidy <ryuuseipro@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Saigo ni ikinokoru no wa dare da!? (Who will be the last to survive!?) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During production lead actress Chiharu Niiyama and Shirô Sano went back to the older films as preparation. During their session Niiyama began to giggle at the miniature vehicles before Sano called her out. He said "Look you're laughing because those look like miniatures, did it ever occur to you that it would have been easier to go out an shoot real vehicles instead of creating a sprawling miniature set. Realism is not the point, it's about style and mood. There is integrity to the way Tsuburaya and his crew worked" See more »

Goofs

When the fighter planes attack Godzilla, the pilot yells "missiles away" but free fall laser guided bombs are used. See more »

Quotes

Yuri: Father... don't give up.
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Alternate Versions

During the November premier, in addition to the unfinished special effects shots, the score was incomplete. It has been remixed since then. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Up from the Depths: 10 Must Watch Godzilla Movies (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Great Monster War March
(AKA: "Monster Zero March")
Track from "Ostinato" Album - 1986
Ending Credits Theme 2
Composed by Akira Ifukube
Arranged by Hiroshi Kumagai
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A Really Cool And Menacing Godzilla
17 February 2020 | by coconutkungfu-30704See all my reviews

Giant Monsters All-Out Attack features one of the most menacing Godzillas in the entire series with a very dark and fitting origin story that makes this one among the very best portrayals of Goji IMHO. The plot is very interesting and features several other classic monsters. The battles are all very engaging and won't disappoint fans. The human characters certainly could have been better but the cast does a good job. The effects work is stellar in this one, Goji fans will love it.

8 Vengeful Gojis out of 10!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 December 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Attack of the Giant Monsters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,623,382
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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