PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
The film takes place in 2000.
Japanese Store Owner:
Gott Im Himmel!
Katagiri asks who gave Shinoda authorization to enter the building, and Miyasaka admits that he did it. This creates an inconsistency in the American cut of the film, which deleted eight minutes of footage from the Japanese cut, as one of the deleted scenes showed the soldier who stops Shinoda talking on the phone with Miyasaka, who tells him that Shinoda is authorized to enter the building. The American version is edited to make it appear that the bombing siren distracts the soldier and Shinoda runs into the building unnoticed.
Godzilla's roar is heard right before the "A Tri-Star Release" credit at the end of the closing credits. (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