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Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 December 2001 (Japan)
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against 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 L:t. 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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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 December 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Daikaiju Sogougeki See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 257,450,000 (Japan), 16 December 2001
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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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Trivia

After the film was completed, Toho had their international versions of the movie dubbed in Hong Kong. This dubbed version significantly changes the meaning of several lines throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

As King Ghidorah rises out of the ocean after being revived for the second time, Godzilla also rises to the surface. We can hear Godzilla roaring, but you can see in the background here that Godzilla's mouth is not open to roar at all. 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 Little Red Riding Hood (2009) 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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"GMK" awesome Daikaijuu film.
28 August 2010 | by capcomsnk411See all my reviews

I am an avid Gojira and Kaiju fan for over 30 years now. I totally disagree with the other review that is posted for this film. "GMK", as it is known, is one of the best Gojira films in years thanks to the prolific director Shusuke Kaneko ("Gamera" 90's trilogy, the "Death Note" films, "Pyrokinesis"). What makes this film so special is Gojira's haunting hatred for mankind. His all-white eyes make this film even more sinister. Gojira purposely takes human life and has a deep-rooted grudge towards humanity. Look for a scene with a girl in the hospital looking out the window as Gojira approaches. The film has a modern day feel to it with the added elements of destruction and mankind's struggle to survive an "atomic age" type of disaster. The monster battles are fun to watch as well. Also in this film, Gojira has no interest in beating up the other monsters. It wants to kill them. One of the best Gojira films ever made.


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