PG | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.
Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Godzilla vs. Hedorah
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
In early 1985 the trade papers re-ported that Toho was asking several million dollars for the North American distribution rights, and that discussions had taken place w it MGM/United Artists and other studios. At one point, a Toho spokesman complained that the best offer ponied up (by an unnamed Hollywood studio) was in the $2 million range. It's doubtful that he was telling the truth, for the bidding war, such as it was, didn't last long, and Toho wound up getting far less money. By May, the new Godzilla movie had been passed over by the majors and fallen instead into the hands of New World Pictures, the modern-day equivalent of the kind of low-budget, exploitation movie producers and distributors that gobbled up Godzilla movies.
Okumura, you saw a monster?
Hiroshi Okumura: That's right. Professor, I've told my story, so many times. I told, the police, Maritime Security, but none of them seem to believe a word!
Dr. Hayashida: That's natural. Not everyday, monsters appear.
When Godzilla enters the Japanese harbor he uses his atomic breath to blow up all of the resistance along the shore. When he starts using it he turns to the left, facing the camera, but the breath still goes to the right on the shore.
The original Japanese version, like the 1954 original, did not contain Raymond Burr. Also, in the Japanese version, the Russian submarine officer tries to stop the nuclear weapon that was accidentally launched. This was changed for the US version so that the Russian officer actually launched the weapon.
Japanese, Russian, English
$509,502 (USA) (23 August 1985)