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Director: Inoshiro Honda     Starring: Akira Takarada
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204044273
UPC: 796019801799
UPC 14: 00796019801799
Category Keywords: Monsters  Science-Fiction  Theatrical Release
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Will Japan Survive this Epic Monster Battle?
After a fierce typhoon, a mysterious gigantic egg washes ashore. The twin fairies of Infant Island plea for the egg's return to Mothra, its rightful owner, but it's too late - greedy promoters have turned it into an amusement park attraction. Meanwhile Godzilla reawakens and tramples across Japan, heading straight for the big egg. Can Mothra save her offspring from Godzilla? Will Japan survive this epic monster battle?

Directed by Ishiro Honda, Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964) is widely considered the best of all Godzilla sequels, with an all-star Toho cast and exciting special effects. Classic Media presents the original Japanese-language version with English subtitles in glorious Toho Scope, plus the classic English-dubbed version originally released in the U.S. as Godzilla Vs. The Thing.

"One of te best in a series that defines the phrase 'so bad it's good'...
"This movie has never looked or sounded better!
"...the climatic battle between the two giants is a classic and flawlessly executed!  Matt Paprocki, Blog Critics
"The most exciting and fun-filled of the "Showa" Godzilla films!  Matthew M. Foster,
"...everything a Godzilla fan looks for. From the goofy effects to the the great monster battles, this is one of the best.   Ryan Doom,

Editor's Note
This classic science fiction epic pits the fire-breathing monster Godzilla against a giant webspinning moth. Two mysterious tiny twin girls hold the secret to the control of the destructive insect which nearly destroys Japan.


Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal (Music)
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/22/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 177 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1964
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 80179
Video UPC UPC: 00796019801799
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Akira Takarada
Video Cast Info Hiroshi Koizumi
Video Cast Info Yu Fujiki
Video Cast Info Yuriko Hoshi
Video Cast Info Akira Ifukube - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Hajime Koizumi - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Ishiro Honda - Director
Video Cast Info Ryohei Fujii - Editor
Video Cast Info Sanezumi Fujimoto - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Shinichi Sekizawa - Writer
Video Cast Info Takeo Kita - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Tomoyuki Tanaka - Producer
Plot Summary
When Godzilla goes on a fire-breathing rampage, it is up to the mighty Mothra and her two feisty baby Mothras to battle the barbarous beast.

Professional Reviews 9 of 10
Godzilla vs. Mothra is widely regarded as one of the best Godzilla films. The reasons for this are many. The film combines an appealing cast of human characters with the spectacle of the battle between Toho's two most popular monsters. The special effects are consistently excellent. This was the last film of the Showa series to offer a threatening, unsympathetic portrayal of Godzilla. There is also great contrast between the lumbering, animalistic Godzilla, and the elegant and intelligent Mothra...The U.S. version presented on this DVD benefits from an excellent dub and an additional action sequence. No monster movie fan should miss this film. 9 of 10
If you're a fan of the Godzilla films, then this release is going to make a fantastic addition to your collection. The Japanese version in the original Tohoscope aspect ratio is beautifully transferred and worth the price of admission alone. The American version, with an excellent audio commentary and a handful of other nice extras added to the mix, really lives up to the Special Edition name...Godzilla vs. Mothra is arguably the best film in the entire franchise and this special edition finally offers American audiences the chance to see it as it was originally intended. - Chris Hughes 10 of 10
The Godzilla series would hit its stride with Godzilla vs. Mothra and even though it lacks the social commentary that is present in previous films it is still a strong contender as one of the best Godzilla films. If any social commentary can be found in this film it would be Mother Nature's battle against big business which in this case would be greedy land developer Torahata. The plot is one of the more engaging entries in the Godzilla series and as it perfectly mixes fantasy, Sci-Fi and action sequences into one hell of a ride. The effects and use of miniatures is without a doubt the best ever captured on film...Godzilla vs. Mothra is one of the best Kaiju Eiga films ever made and it makes a good starting point for anyone who is interested in checking these types of films out. - Michael Den Boer

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