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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:

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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

Director Shûsuke Kaneko cast Hideyo Amamoto as the prophet Isayama because of his guest appearance in the final episode (#28) of the TV series Urutora Q (1965), which Kaneko wanted to do a sequel to since the '80s. See more »

Goofs

When Mothra is on Godzilla's head and wrestling with him, just before King Ghidorah first arrives, you can briefly see some sort of black rigging protruding from Mothra's back, most likely a device used to support the Mothra puppet. See more »

Quotes

Yuri: The 1000 Year Dragon... King Ghidorah.
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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

References Gojira (1954) 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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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
13 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Godzilla is a horrible little bastard in this movie. He is truly badass. For once, he has no redemption, to the point that previous alien controlled villains are now guardians of the earth. This film grabs the human element by taking a father and daughter as an army captain and a TV reporter. The effects here are just fantastic. All the puppets, suits, CGI looks great, and we get more Godzilla/Human interaction than ever. I loved the shot where Godzilla arrives and throws a boat into the air, only for it to fall straight down onto the camera again. We get some exceptional long takes of cityscapes. It's fascinating to see so many monsters beat each other in what looks like a real city. These Godzilla movies also have the confidence to just let it play out rather than making me sick with constant edits. With a subtitle of Giant Monsters All Out Attack, you know this is gonna be good. Just a shame that Mothra and Ghidorah were slightly out of character.


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