Gojira Vs. Kingu Gidora (1991)
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In this sequel to Godzilla vs. Biollante, time-travellers from the future warn that Japan will ultimately be destroyed if the monster Godzilla can't be neutralized. They reveal the circumstances of Godzilla's origin: a dinosaur who survived into the 20th Century (and who inadvertently saved a group of Japanese soldiers from American forces during World War II), only to be mutated by atomic testing on his island home. The future people have an audacious plan: to remove the pre-Godzilla dinosaur from his timestream and prevent his mutation. However, things take an unexpected turn, resulting in the creation of a new horror--the three- headed dragon King Ghidrah.
Also Known As:
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Title: Gojira Vs. Kingu Gidora
Release Date: April 28, 1998
Runtime: 103 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Kosuke Toyohara ...Kenichiro Terasawa
Anna Nakagawa ...Emmy Kano
Megumi Odaka ...Miki Saegusa
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...Professor Mazaki
Akiji Kobayashi ...yuzo Tsuchiashi
Tokuma Nishioka ...Takehito Fujio
yoshio Tsuchiya ...Businessman yasuaki Shindo
Kenji Sahara ...Minister Takayuki Segawa
Koichi Ueda ...Ikehata, the mad old soldier
So yamamura ...Prime Minister
yasunori yuge ...Army Chief
Kiwako Harada ...Chiaki Moriyuma
Kenpachiro Satsuma ...Gojira
'Hurricane Ryu' Hariken ...Kingugidora
Chuck Wilson ...Chuck Wilson
Richard Berger ...Grenchiko
Robert Scott Field ...Android M-11
Kent Gilbert ...Ship Commander
Daniel Kahl ...Major Spielberg
Wataru Fukuda ...Godzilla-Saurus
- Kenichiro Terasawa: You say that you feel Godzilla? Miki Saegusa: Yes whenever I close my eyes, I see him as clearly as if he was walking right in front of me.
Kenichiro Terasawa: Hey, Emmy, could you please answer a question for me? Emmy Kano: What is it? Kenichiro Terasawa: Tell me now, did my book become a bestseller? Emmy Kano: Actually, hardly anyone even knew about your book. Kenichiro Terasawa: [trying to hide his disappointment] I see.
- The big white building in Shinjuku that takes a beating from Mecha-King Ghidorah and Godzilla during the final battle is the main center for tax in Japan, which is why the audience cheered when it was destroyed!
In the US-dubbed version, when the time travelers arrive in February 1944, a US Navy officer sees their spacecraft, but his commander dismisses the possibility of a UFO; the commander then says, "You can tell your son about when he's born, Spielberg." This is an obvious reference to Steven Spielberg, whose father Arnold served in the war and whose war stories inspired the frequent WWII settings of his films.
For the advance trailers, the footage of Ghidorah came from _San daikaijū: Chikyu saidai no kessen (1964)_.
This became one of the most controversial Godzilla movies. Shortly after the film's release in Japan, a cable news channel in America ran a lengthy story about the film's alleged anti-American sentiments. Scenes of US soldiers being killed by the Godzillasaurus were shown on the network, and the plot featuring evil Westerners from the future was debated. Director Kazuki Omori, however, defended his artistic decision on camera, arguing that the film was not in fact meant to be anti-American. Economic tensions between East and West were high at this time, and the negative publicity was very much a sign of the times.
Scheduled for the 50th anniversary of Toho, the film's original concept was going to be similar to Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962) and would have Godzilla face off against King Kong one-on-one. The film, which was to be titled Godzilla Vs. King Kong, never came to be because Turner Entertainment asked for too much money for the character King Kong; approximately 9 million US. So, Toho began to start production on Godzilla Vs. Mechanikong, the character that King Kong fights in Kingu Kongu no gyakushu (1967). However, Turner Entertainment still believed it was too similar to their character and asked for the same amount of money. In the end, Toho settled with reviving Godzilla's most famous foe, King Ghidorah, for this film instead.
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