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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,764,102
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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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Trivia

The Mecha-King Ghidorah suit was so heavy and complicated that it was operated exclusively by wires instead of an actor inside it. This is why we never see it walk. See more »

Goofs

The time-travel mechanics of this movie are infamously confusing. The plot involves the characters traveling back in time to stop Godzilla from coming into being. Yet when they come back to the present, everyone still remembers Godzilla, even though he's been presumably erased from history. See more »

Quotes

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.
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The end credits (deleted from the American version) play over footage of Godzilla at the bottom of the ocean. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version cuts the majority of the ending credits, shortening the runtime from 103 minutes to 100 minutes. See more »

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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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