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"Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, released in Japan as Godzilla vs. Mothra (ゴジラVSモスラ, Gojira tai Mosura?), is the 19th installment in the Godzilla series of films. It is the sixth film to feature Mothra and the only film to feature Battra. The movie was released theatrically in Japan on December 12, 1992. It was directed by Takao Okawara from a screenplay by Kazuki Omori, produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka and Shogo Tomiyama, with special effects provided by Koichi Kawakita. Akira Ifukube's score won a Japanese Academy Award.
The film sold approximately 4,200,000 tickets in Japan. Not only was it the most popular film of the Heisei Godzilla series, but it was the most popular Godzilla film since Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, It remains the fourth most-attended monster film in Japan, the second biggest film in Asia, and the third in Europe during 1993, behind Jurassic Park.
Stomp Tokyo said the film is 'one of the better Godzilla movies in that the scenes in which monsters do not appear actually make some sort of sense. And for once, they are acted with some gusto, so that we as viewers can actually come to like the characters on screen, or at least be entertained by them.' Mike Bogue of American Kaiju said the film 'does not live up to its potential,' but added that 'the colorful and elaborate spectacle eventually won me over' and 'the main story thread dealing with the eventual reconciliation of the divorced couple adequately holds the human plot together.'
This film's origin went back to 1990 with the concept Mothra Vs. Bagan. The film would include battles all across Asia in places like Shanghai and Bangkok. However, when Gojira tai Biorante (1989) failed, Toho blamed the fact that an unfamiliar monster was used and this project was put on hold to give Godzilla another shot with Gojira tai Kingu Gidora (1991).
When the larva Mothra bites Godzilla's tail in the ocean, look closely at the base of the tail as it's tossing Mothra upwards. You can clearly see the tail is a separate prop on some kind of support that has distorted it's shape - widening it unnaturally."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Old Halloween Candy
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! But first lets go over a few ground rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed in this or any Galindo Theaters locations. Any and all talkers will be flogged mercilessly. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING.
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