Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes and his allies plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Directors:

Ryûhei Kitamura, Koji Hashimoto (uncredited) | 6 more credits »

Writers:

Isao Kiriyama (screenplay), Ryûhei Kitamura (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masahiro Matsuoka Masahiro Matsuoka ... Earth Defense Force Soldier Shin'ichi Ôzaki
Rei Kikukawa Rei Kikukawa ... UN Molecular Biologist Miyuki Otonashi
Don Frye ... Douglas Gordon
Maki Mizuno Maki Mizuno ... Newscaster Anna Otonashi
Kazuki Kitamura ... The Controller of Planet X
Kane Kosugi ... M-Facility Soldier Katsunori Kazama
Kumi Mizuno ... Earth Defense Force Commander Akiko Namikawa
Akira Takarada ... UN Secretary General Naotarô Daigo
Kenji Sahara ... Paleontologist Hachirô Jingûji
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... M-Unit Commanding Officer Kumasaka
Masami Nagasawa ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Chihiro Ohtsuka Chihiro Ohtsuka ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Chihiro Ôtsuka)
Wataru Shihôdô Wataru Shihôdô ... Major Kita
Kenta Suga Kenta Suga ... Kenta Taguchi
Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya ... Samon Taguchi
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Storyline

When the aliens Xilians invade Earth, they release monsters to destroy the big cities. The Earth Defense Force formed by mutants is incapable to defeat the creatures. Commander Douglas Gordon decides to unleash Godzilla that has been trapped for many years to fight against the monsters. Godzilla becomes the last hope on Earth to vanquish the monsters and the powerful monster x/ Keizer Ghidorah Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Gojû-nen no Rekishi ga Owaru. (The 50-Year History Comes to an End.) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mothra and Gigan begin their battle in front of a fallen Tokyo Tower. In Mothra (1961), Mothra (in her Larva form) destroys this famous landmark to turn herself into her adult form. See more »

Goofs

After Otonashi's first line, "Sorry for being old and argumentative," there is a shot of Ozaki turning his head away. In the next shot, he is looking at Otonashi again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Wars and pollution, relentless fighting and environmental destruction, have all awakened vicious monsters. Humankind therefore joins forces with one another in order to drive off the monsters, instead of killing each other. Thus, the Earth Defense Force is born. Meanwhile, a new race of humans with supernatural abilities, called mutants, was discovered around the globe. The Earth Defense Force gathers them and puts them into a league called the M Organization. Their greatest enemy ...
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Crazy Credits

After Godzilla and his son wade off into the sea with a final roar, the title monster's name appears on screen one last time. The ending credits themselves play over various scenes from the movie, including some that were deleted or removed from the finished cut. These include Mothra flying back to her home island, Hedorah the smog monster with some brief city destruction, more lead up to Ozaki making his way too Douglas Gordan, a fight between Kazama and Kumasaka in the news room, a new shot of King Caesar running, and several different shots of Godzilla. The credits fade to black with the sound of the original Godzilla roar signaling the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

Though the film is already filled with references to past Godzilla movies, the German dub adds a new one by referring to the monster Gigan with the code-name "Monster Zero", as a nod to the film Invasion of Astro-Monster in which King Ghidorah had that designation. See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Godzilla's Coming To Town!!
("Gojira ga Machi ni Yattekuru'!!")
Performed by Bank$ Feat. Halcali
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User Reviews

 
Didn't like the US Godzilla/Gojira?
7 July 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Neither did the makers of this movie ... that's why they took the US-Godzilla "for a ride here"! But that's not the only creature from the Gojira/Godzilla past that is brought back. I don't if every creature is on display here, that was in a previous movie, but there quite a few of them. So if you know your Gojira movies, you'll have plenty to enjoy from those "cameos" alone!

You might have guessed it already, but this movie doesn't take itself serious, too. It's a great fun ride and it never aims for anything else than this promise. And since it delivers on that promise/premise, it's a pretty good movie (for me at least)! You will even enjoy it, if you're not familiar with the back story of Gojira, just bare in mind, that this is mostly old-school effects (man in costume kind of effects, so to speak). There are occasionally a few CGI, but it's mostly old school. And that's the fun of it! So it just depends on your expectations, on how you'll like the movie ...


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Country:

Japan | Australia | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 December 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Wars of Godzilla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,167,302
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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