Gojira: Fainaru Uozu (2004)
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Evil Space Aliens called the Xilians unleashes all the Earth's monsters to lay waste to most of the world's major cities, including Tokyo, New york, Sydney, Shanghai and Paris. It is up to Godzilla and the Earth Defense Force to vanquish the monsters and aliens to rescue the world in the ultimate "Save the Earth" battle.
Earth: Out-numbered, Out-monstered, Out-done.
Title: Gojira: Fainaru Uozu
Release Date: November 29, 2004
Runtime: 125 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: Cantonese, English, Japanese
Country: Japan, Australia, USA, China
Sound: Dolby Digital EX
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence.
Masahiro Matsuoka ...Earth Defense Force Soldier Shin'ichi Ozaki
Rei Kikukawa ...UN Molecular Biologist Miyuki Otonashi
Kazuki Kitamura ...The Controller of Planet X
Don Frye ...Douglas Gordon (Captain of the Goten)
Akira Takarada ...UN Secretary General Naotaro Daigo
Kane Kosugi ...M-Facility Soldier Katsunori Kazama
Maki Mizuno ...Newscaster Anna Otonashi (Miyuki's older sister)
Masami Nagasawa ...Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Chihiro Otsuka ...Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Kenji Sahara ...Paleontologist Hachiro Jinguji
Kumi Mizuno ...Earth Defense Force Commander Akiko Namikawa
Masakatsu Funaki ...M-Unit Commanding Officer Kumasaka
Masato Ibu ...The Xilian General
Masanobu Takashima ...Major Kita
Mick Preston ...New york Cop
Darren Schnase ...New york Gangster Pimp
Shigeru Izumiya ...Samon Taguchi, Kenta's grandfather
Kenta Suga ...Kenta Taguchi, the boy
Jun Kunimura ...Major Komuro
Shelley Sweeney ...Commanding Officer of French Aerial Battleship...
Ryuhei Kitamura ...DJ Interviewer
Kenji Kohashi ...X
Tsutomu Kitagawa ...Gojira
Motokuni Nakagawa ...Kingu Shisa / Monsuta Ekkusu
Naoko Kamio ...Radon / Minira (suit actress)
Toshihiro Ogura ...Angirasu / Ebira / Hedora (suit actor)
Kanae Uotani ...Xillian
Tak Sakaguchi ...Xillian
Ray Sefo ...Glenn
Hideo Sakaki ...Crew Member on Eclair
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Gojira: Fainaru Uozu Horror Film Trailer 1
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More Movie Taglines:
- Earth: Out-numbered, Out-monstered, Out-done.
- Gojira Gojū Shūnen Kinen Sakuhin (Godzilla 50th Anniversary Commemoration Production)
- Gojū-nen no Rekishi ga Owaru. (The 50-Year History Comes to an End.)
- Saraba, Gojira! (Farewell, Godzilla!)
- [from trailer] Douglas Gordon: This final mission will decide the fate of the human race. This is Operation: Final War.
Douglas Gordon: Listen kid, there are two things you didn't know about the Earth. One is me. And the other is... Godzilla.
M-Facility Soldier Kazama: [after defeating Ebirah] Sorry... I'm a vegetarian!
M-Facility Soldier Kazama: [confronting an Xilian in human disguise] Watch it, X-Man!
The Controller of Planet X: Well, I kind of like this face. It's handsome... for cattle.
- This is billed as Godzilla's 50th Anniversary Commemoration Project.
This is the last film in the third movie series (the "Millennium Series"), which started in 1999 (with Gojira ni-sen mireniamu (1999)). Toho also widely reported that this would be the last Godzilla film for at least a decade (because of the weak box office performances of the previous two films).
Executive Producer Shogo Tomiyama decided to extend the film's production schedule beyond the regular time allowed by Toho for Godzilla films, so that the film will be finished before the general release date of 11 December. As a result, this will be the only Godzilla film (as of 2004) that will not have a sneak preview at the Tokyo International Film Festival, which has shown all Godzilla movies every year since _Gojira tai Kingu Gidorā (1991)_, a month before their general releases.
For the first time ever in a Tōhō-produced Godzilla film, there is an actual location shoot in the USA, mostly in New York City, thanks to Zazou Productions, a Japanese media company based there. However, principal scenes with the policeman and the pimp were shot in Sydney, Australia. Actual NYC sequences were shot at an undisclosed location. Scenes that are supposed to take place in Arizona, however, were shot in Broken Hill, another part of Australia.
Whereas regular monsters Mothra and King Ghidorah (this time as Kaisā-Gidorā) appear once again, this film marks the long-awaited return of Toho Monsters that have not been seen in decades, including Angirasu (last seen in Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974)), Radon (last seen in Gojira VS Mekagojira (1993)), and Gigan (not seen since Gojira tai Megaro (1973)). Kumonga (Spiga) and Manda were last seen in Kaijū sōshingeki (1968), and Kamakiras (Gimantis) and Godzilla's son Minira were last seen in Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijū daishingeki (1969). There are also returns from monsters not seen since their first appearances, such as Ebirā (from Gojira, Ebirā, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto (1966), not counting his stock-footage appearance in Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijū daishingeki (1969)!), Hedorah (from _Gojira tai Hedora (1971)_ ) and King Shisā (from Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974)).
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