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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (original title)
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Director:

Kazuki Ohmori

Writer:

Kazuki Ohmori
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kosuke Toyohara Kosuke Toyohara ... Kenichiro Terasawa
Anna Nakagawa Anna Nakagawa ... Emmy Kano
Megumi Odaka Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Katsuhiko Sasaki Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Professor Mazaki
Akiji Kobayashi ... Yuzo Tsuchiashi
Tokuma Nishioka Tokuma Nishioka ... Takehito Fujio
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Businessman Yasuaki Shindo
Chuck Wilson Chuck Wilson ... Chuck Wilson
Richard Berger Richard Berger ... Grenchiko
Robert Scott Field Robert Scott Field ... Android M-11
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Minister Takayuki Segawa
Kiwako Harada Kiwako Harada ... Chiaki Moriyuma
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Ikehata, the mad old soldier
Sô Yamamura ... Prime Minister
Yasunori Yuge Yasunori Yuge ... Army Chief
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Storyline

Time travellers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where a dinosaur was exposed to radiation from the Bikini H-Bomb test and became Godzilla. Upon completion of this task, King Ghidrah appears in 1992 and the visitors' true plan is discovered. They wish to destroy Japan so it will not become the dominant economic force. Luckily for the Japanese, Godzilla was still created and will now fight Ghidrah. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Taglines:

Strange travelers from the 23rd century warn Japanese authorities that Godzilla will return and destroy them all. See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 December 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah See more »

Filming Locations:

Fukuoka, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (chinese)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When asked if he would like to play the part of Shindo, the morally troubled business mogul who has a secret history with Godzilla, Yoshio Tsuchiya responded "I've been waiting my whole life for this role." See more »

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When the car M-11 has been driving crashes, M-11 suddenly disappears from the car with a noticeable jump-cut before it explodes. See more »

Quotes

Kenichiro Terasawa: The Equal Environment Earth Union?
Emmy Kano: Its sole purpose is to equalize the power of all nations on Earth. All types of people joined our organization, modest ones and aggressive ones, mostly very liberal and some of them radical. We stole the time machine. We had to have it in order to carry out the plan we had for Japan.
Kenichiro Terasawa: What did you plan for Japan?
Emmy Kano: Actually, we made up the story about Godzilla. He never does destroy Japan.
Kenichiro Terasawa: I see. And what about the nuclear pollution that destroys Japan?
Emmy Kano: It's all ...
[...]
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TAKE THAT, YOU DINOSAUR!
24 November 2003 | by bbrasher1See all my reviews

***** BUY THIS DVD **** A MUST-SEE *** WELL DONE ** HAS REDEEMING MERIT * PATHETIC TIME-WASTER 0 DOG TURD

As a time travel story, GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH isn't very good.

As a knock-down drag out kaiju flick, it's a must-see.

Three years after his battle with Biollante, Godzilla still poses a threat to Japan(so what else is new?). At this point, visitors from the distant future appear out of nowhere and offer to get rid of Mr. G by erasing his existence. Unfortunately, they replace him with King Ghidorah and threaten to wipe out Japan unless the government caves into their demands to rebuild the country on their terms. To no one's surprise, one of the visitors happens to be a descendant of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.(just kidding folks!)

On the minus side, GxKG contains plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. One example being, if Godzilla was erased from history, why do people from the present time still acknowledge his existence?

On the plus side, there is enough monster mayhem to make up for any shortcomings. The battle scenes and city stomping are among the best seen in any movie of its kind. Along with that, there is the most inane Plan-nine-from-outer-space type dialog (this among the American "actors" on the battleship) ever seen in a Godzilla movie. It's bad enough to be entertaining!

Overall, GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH is worth the time...and you can tell that to your son when he's born, Major Spielberg!

Rating: **** out of ***** (original Japanese version)


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