Mothra vs. Godzilla

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The monster is killing everyone.  The good are being killed, as well as the evil.  Are you going to let innocent men die alongside guilty men?  You have no right to decide that, that right is sacred.
~ Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi

Mothra vs. Godzilla (モスラ対ゴジラ Mosura tai Gojira) is a 1964 Japanese science fiction Kaiju film about a greedy developer who refuses to relenquish a giant Moth egg to its rightful owners, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Directed by Ishirō Honda.  Written by Shinichi Sekizawa.
SEE the armies of the world destroyed!
SEE the BIRTH of the world's most terrifying monster!
SEE the war of the GIANTS!

(taglines)

Dialogue[edit]

[the natives of Infant Island refuse to assist Japan after Godzilla attacks, as their island had been ravaged by atomic bomb testings]
Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi:  Please listen, we all understand.  But do not blame every one of us of what has happened.  The monster is killing everyone.  The good are being killed, as well as the evil.  Are you going to let innocent men die alongside guilty men?  You have no right to decide that, that right is sacred.  My friends and I appeal to you with the utmost humility.  Our people are unable to stop Godzilla.  We truly like to help you, but we need your help first.  Refuse us then, and everyone will die!
Ichiro Sakai:  Just as you distrust us, then we distrust others we well.  What's wrong?  We're all human.  As humans, we are responsible for each other; we're related.  Refuse us then you'll abandon your brothers.  We must learn to help each other.

Taglines[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Akira Takarada — Ichiro Sakai
  • Yuriko Hoshi — Junko Nakanishi
  • Hiroshi Koizumi — Professor Miura
  • Yū Fujiki — Nakamura
  • The Peanuts, Emi and Yumi Ito — the Shobijin
  • Yoshifumi Tajima — Kumayama
  • Kenji Sahara — Jiro Torahata
  • Jun Tazaki — Murata, chief editor
  • Kenzo Tabu — politician
  • Yoshio Kosugi — Infant Island Chief
  • Akira Tani — head villager
  • Susumu Fujita — Japanese SDF Officer
  • Ikio Sawamura — priest
  • Ren Yamamoto — sailor
  • Katsumi Tezuka, Tadashi Okabe, Kozo Nomura — soldiers
  • Koji Uno — journalist
  • Senkichi Omura — villager
  • Yutaka Sada — school principal
  • Miki Yashiro — school teacher
  • Haruo Nakajima — Godzilla

Quotes about Mothra vs. Godzilla[edit]

  • Widely regarded as the best Godzilla suit of all time, the Mosugoji was as different from the Kingoji as the Kingoji was from its two predecessors. The body of the Mosugoji was sleek and bell-shaped with a pronounced breast bone and knees. The hands featured slender, sharp claws with the fingers held apart, which looked like they could tear the nicest high-rise OC apartments to ribbons. The dorsal plates were nearly identical to those of the Kingoji. The head was well proportioned to the body and the facial features were chillingly defined, with pronounced brows and splendidly evil eyes.
    • Robert Biondi, "The Evolution of Godzilla – G-Suit Variations Throughout the Monster King’s Twenty One Films", G-FAN #16 (July/August 1995)

External links[edit]

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