PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
The first of the Toho Godzilla films to feature a full CGI Godzilla, particularly in the scene where Godzilla swims underwater.
Boy, that's ironic. It woke up after 60 million years, and then Godzilla destroyed it the very next day.
Yuji Shinoda: Yeah.
Early in the movie when Godzilla roars and breaks the car front windshield, it shatters into large pieces. Front windshield glass is are laminated with a sheet of plastic in the middle and won't break that way for passenger safety. Tempered glass on the sides will shatter into very small fragments so the pieces are not from there either.
Over the closing shot of Godzilla blowing up Shinjuku, a green "THE END" is superimposed, with a red question mark that appears over between the two words. (Theatrical US version only)
In the American theatrical versions, a green "The End" with a red question mark in the middle is super-imposed over the closing shot of Godzilla blowing up Shinjuku with his Radioactive Heat Beam right before the closing credits. Michael Schlesinger, the producer of the US version, did the scene in tribute to sci-fi films from the good old days, but since he was on vacation, Tri-Star used the "goofy" font, as opposed to the black blocky letters Schlesinger wanted. Either way, Toho Company Ltd. didn't like it, so Toho and Schlesinger agreed to remove the title card from all subsequent versions (on VHS/DVD and TV prints).
$4,407,720 20 August 2000
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