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Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Gojira vs. Biorante (original title)
After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.

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Kazuki Ohmori
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kunihiko Mitamura Kunihiko Mitamura ... Kazuhito Kirishima
Yoshiko Tanaka Yoshiko Tanaka ... Asuka Okouchi
Masanobu Takashima ... Major Sho Kuroki
Kôji Takahashi Kôji Takahashi ... Dr. Genichiro Shiragami
Tôru Minegishi Tôru Minegishi ... Lieutenant Goro Gondo
Megumi Odaka Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Director Seiichi Yamamoto
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ... Seizo Okouchi
Kazuma Matsubara Kazuma Matsubara ... Self Defense Forces Officer
Yoshiko Kuga ... Keiko Owada, Prime Minister's Representative
Yasunori Yuge Yasunori Yuge ... Prime Minister's Aide
Yasuko Sawaguchi Yasuko Sawaguchi ... Erika Shiragami
Haruko Sagara Haruko Sagara ... TV Reporter
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Joint-Chief of Staff Yamaji
Kosuke Toyohara Kosuke Toyohara ... Osamu Amesawa
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Storyline

A scientist combines the cells of a rose with those of Godzilla to create a biological creature more horrifying than any seen before. The two do battle after a destructive tour of Japan by Godzilla. A newly released version includes many new fight scenes that were cut out of the theatrical version. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The ultimate battle has only just begun. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for traditional Godzilla violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

16 December 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Biollante See more »

Filming Locations:

Osaka, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,538,198
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (VHS Screener Release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A Echo Bridge Employee said in a forum page that the reason why the film's R1 DVD & Blu-ray release was cancelled, because the source masters that were delivered by Miramax was in a Standard Version which is the english international version, when the employees saw it, they gave it a negative reception, because they didn't want to be released with a terrible quality, so instead they got the HD masters from Toho used on the 2009 Blu-ray. See more »

Goofs

After Shiragami is briefly interviewed by the media, Biollante is shown for a brief second appearing regular, but in the very next shot with Biollante, it's fully blossomed. See more »

Quotes

[on creating Biollante]
Dr. Shiragami: I think now I might have made a mistake.
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Alternate Versions

Deleted scenes:
  • When Godzilla comes ashore at Abarishi, a scene of him walking past a lighthouse and smashing it with his tail was cut.
  • After Godzilla's first confrontation with Biollante in Lake Ashino, which is set ablaze by Godzilla's radioactive breath, spores from the plant creature shower the surrounding countryside causing flowers to suddenly bloom.
  • Originally Godzilla was to attack the Osaka's Kansie airport, which was under construction at the time of filming, but permission could not be obtained. Instead, Godzilla and Miki engage in a telepathic battle near a heliport for the site in the Ise Channel.
  • A discarded concept was to have Biollante attempt to physically absorb Godzilla during the climactic battle. This was scrapped due to time and budgetary considerations but was the concept was visualized for the climax of 'Godzilla 2000'.
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User Reviews

Godzilla hails!!!
24 November 2004 | by Ozzdan85See all my reviews

Being Toho's most mature kaiju film, "Godzilla vs. Biollante" placed Godzilla in the age of bio-terrorism. Your cliché 80's folks are seen here...the shy teen girl, the military hero, the villain with sunglasses and leather gloves, etc. What many fans don't like about this movie is the adult-oriented nature of it, considering that Godzilla films were seen as kiddie fun at this point. Personally, I would say this is the best of the series since "King Kong vs. Godzilla" (1962). The Godzilla design remains the best and most realistic to date, and the final form of Biollante is such an awesome sight, one of the most impressive screen monsters in film. Overall, "Godzilla vs. Biollante" stands out from the rest of the series, and has a poetic touch to it...something I've never seen in a monster movie. This film is much appreciated by me.


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