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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S. (original title)
One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.

Director:

Masaaki Tezuka

Writers:

Masaaki Tezuka (screenplay), Masahiro Yokotani (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noboru Kaneko Noboru Kaneko ... Yoshito Chûjô
Miho Yoshioka Miho Yoshioka ... Pilot Azusa Kisaragi
Mickey Koga ... Mechagodzilla Operator Kyôsuke Akiba (as Mitsuki Koga)
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô (Linguist / Yoshito's father)
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... Premier Hayato Igarashi
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... General Dobashi
Kô Takasugi Kô Takasugi ... JSDF Lieutenant Togashi
Masami Nagasawa ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Chihiro Ohtsuka Chihiro Ohtsuka ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Chihiro Ôtsuka)
Takeo Nakahara ... JSDF Chief Hitoyanagi
Norman England Norman England ... Sgt Woodyard
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Gorô Kanno
Yumiko Shaku Yumiko Shaku ... Akane Yashiro
Yûsuke Tomoi Yûsuke Tomoi ... Lieutenant Hayama
Taigi Kobayashi Taigi Kobayashi
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Storyline

Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. If not, dire consequences will follow. However, Godzilla is once again on the rampage, and Mechagodzilla is Japan's only defense. Written by Oliver Chu

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Terror Comes in Threes! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

13 December 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,724,345
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The monster whose dead body washes up on the shore was originally intended by director Masaaki Tezuka to be Anguirus, but producer Shogo Tomiyama convinced him to change it to the less popular Kamoebas to avoid fan outrage. While Anguirus is a very popular monster, appearing in over half a dozen Godzilla films and coming in third place in a G-Fan magazine poll for favorite monster (behind Godzilla and Gamera), Kamoebas is a much more obscure monster, having previously appeared in only one film, Space Amoeba (1970). See more »

Crazy Credits

After the final credits, its is revealed that an unnamed lab is ready to create ANOTHER Godzilla clone. See more »

Connections

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User Reviews

 
A Very Well-Made Godzilla Flick
20 February 2005 | by masercotSee all my reviews

First, a disappointment: Megumi Odaka, the young woman with the very large ears who communicates with Godzilla telepathically, is NOT in this one...My children and I have dubbed her "Mickey Mouse" and enjoy seeing her in the series...

This movie has the BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS of ANY Godzilla movie that I have seen. The planes look like planes; the tanks look like tanks; and, Godzilla looks so COOL! He has gone through another make-over and has been given a cobra-like neck to go with the newer, smaller head and the glowing spinal plates.

Who else has a new look? The women that Dennis Miller refers to as the Mothra Chicks. New outfits, bare midriffs, ugly shoes...more contemporary ideals of beauty. And, they sing just as well as the originals...

The effects are most spectacular with Mothra, although I hear that Mothra is not really a moth, but a stunt butterfly in a moth-suit. The look of the giant insect is most realistic and the effects of his near miss flybys can almost be felt by the viewer.

Mechagodzilla looks pretty neat as well.

I won't give much of the plot away. There is less screen time for the child actors, but the movie is perfectly fine for children. No discernible death, just a lot of good clean monster fun...


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