Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaiju Sokogeki (2001)
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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 Japanese and non-Japanese) abandoned to die in the Pacific War, and thus, mere weapons cannot kill him. While Tachibana has now been vindicated by the government, Isayama awakens the Three Sacred Guardian Beasts of yamato, which protected Japan in its ancient past, and were then put into hibernation in the aforementioned three areas of Japan. The three monsters, King Ghidorah (sky), Mothra (water) and Baragon (earth), fight the ravaging Godzilla, while Tachibana also prepares to go into battle against his old radioactive nemesis . . .
Who will be the last monster standing?
Title: Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaiju Sokogeki
Release Date: August 31, 2003
Runtime: 105 mins
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
Chiharu Niiyama ...yuri Tachibana (BS Digital Q reporter)
Ryudo Uzaki ...SDF Adm. Taizo Tachibana
Masahiro Kobayashi ...Teruaki Takeda (science writer)
Shiro Sano ...Haruki Kadokura (yuri's boss)
Takashi Nishina ...AD Aki Maruo
Kaho Minami ...SDF Intelligence Capt. Kumi Emori
Shin'ya Owada ...SDF L:t. Gen. Katsumasa Mikumo
Kunio Murai ...SDF HQ Secretary Masato Hinogaki
Hiroyuki Watanabe ...yutaka Hirose
Shingo Katsurayama ...SDF Intelligence Maj. Tokihiko Kobayakawa
Toshikazu Fukawa ...Adjutant Miyashita
Masahiko Tsugawa ...Chief Cabinet Secretary
Eisei Amamoto ...Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet (as Hideyo...
Nobuaki Kakuda ...Commanding Sector officer (as Nobuo Kakuda)
Takafumi Matsuo ...Mototsu Station police officer
Kazuko Kato ...Schoolleacher
Katsuo Nakamura ...yaizu harbor fisherman
Koichi Ueda ...Village headman
yoichi Atsumi ...Man in hostel bathroom
Takehiro Murata ...Cameo appearance (jet fighter pilot)
yoshimasa Kondo ...Eyewitness
Okunuki Kaoru ...Eyewitness
Okina Hanasaka ...Ropeway guest
Hinako Saeki ...Ropeway guest
yukijiro Hotaru ...Cameo appearance (suicidal man)
Masaya Takahashi ...Cameo appearance (bicycle shop owner)
Chiu yan ...yokohama street hippie (speaking Chinese)
Masaaki Tezuka ...Cameo appearance (SDF officer)
Mizuki Kanno ...Cameo appearance (communications soldier)
Koichi Kawakita ...Cameo appearance (SDF officer)
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"Great Monster War March"
More Movie Taglines:
- Who will be the last monster standing?
- Battle On Fire!
- Saigo ni ikinokoru no wa dare da!? (Who will be the last to survive!?)
- Yuri: Father... don't give up.
[Baragon is approaching in the distance] Husband: It's the red Godzilla. Wife: He may be frightening, but he's cute. Husband: Quick, take a picture before we run.
Store Manager: [into bullhorn] : Attention, Godzilla is approaching. Everyone evacuate this store at once. Woman Shopper: Godzilla... who cares.
[Yuri tries to convince her boss on doing a story about the possible return of Godzilla] Yuri: You don't sound interested. Kadokura: ...Godzilla is passť.
[Yuri is saluting her father who has just defeated Godzilla] Adm. Tachinaba: Yuri... stop it. You're embarrassing me. Don't salute me; instead salute my comrades... and the guardian beasts.
- Director Shusuke Kaneko cast Eisei 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.
The classic Toho monsters Anguirus and Varan were originally considered by writer/director Shusuke Kaneko besides Baragon, but Toho asked Kaneko to replace the two with King Ghidorah and Mothra because Anguirus and Varan were not considered marketable (Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon are among the most popular of the Toho monsters next to Godzilla). However, before this change, concept maquettes of Anguirus and Varan as they would've appeared in this film, were made by the film's monster designer, Fuyuki Shinada.
Is the first film where King Ghidorah is a "hero" character.
In addition to having the monsters Anguirus and Varan (instead of King Ghidorah and Mothra), the original story for the film featured rather outlandish military hardware, including batallions of Maser Tanks and a new version of the super-submarine Atragon (from _Atragon (1963)_).
Is the first film where King Ghidorah is actually smaller than Godzilla.
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