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Godzilla 2000 (1999)

Gojira ni-sen mireniamu (original title)
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Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

Director:

Takao Okawara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata ... Prof. Yuji Shinoda
Hiroshi Abe ... Mitsuo Katagiri
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Yuki Ichinose
Mayu Suzuki Mayu Suzuki ... Io Shinoda
Shirô Sano ... Prof. Shiro Miyasaka
Takeshi Ôbayashi Takeshi Ôbayashi
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki
Sakae Kimura
Bengal Bengal ... (as Bengaru)
Ken'ichi Nagira Ken'ichi Nagira
Ken'ichi Ishii Ken'ichi Ishii
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Military Man
Yoshiyuki Omori Yoshiyuki Omori
Masahiko Nishimura
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Storyline

Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms into a mysterious kaiju dubbed Orga. They meet up for the final showdown in the city of Shinjuku. Written by <agent-005@usa.net>

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Earth's most powerful monster fights a beast from outer space. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for monster violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

On 15 July 1999, Toho broadcast two hours of the film's production on the Internet. The scene being prepared and filmed was where Godzilla smashes his way through Shinjuku (probably in the scene where he prepares to fight the Gigantic UFO). This was also the first time people got to see the new Godzilla suit, just a day before the press presented more official photos of it. See more »

Goofs

When the two men are in the lab at CCI, when they are discovering Regenerator G-1, first they view the Godzilla skin sample under a compound light microscope. Then they move directly to an electron microscope, where they poke one individual skin cell and watch it regenerate on the monitor. There are two kinds of Electron microscope, transmission and scanning. Both require the specimens to be dead (and specially prepared with a coat of metal) in order to be viewed. It is impossible for the men to have seen a Gozilla cell alive and regenerating using the electron microscope. See more »

Quotes

Yuji Shinoda: Nice try, asshole.
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Crazy Credits

Godzilla's roar is heard right before the "A Tri-Star Release" credit at the end of the closing credits. (US version only) See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version takes out about 9 minutes of the film and changes a lot of the dialogue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) See more »

User Reviews

GOJIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
11 January 2001 | by E102ySee all my reviews

I was fortunate enought to see the original Japanese version of Godzilla 2000. I have to say that this is The Best Godzilla Movie Of All Time. Instead of the futuristic technologies of the Heisei series (maser tanks, mechas and ESP), G2K presents more or less ordinary Japanese life. The only thing slightly futuristic in the movie are the JSDF's Full Metal Missiles (and the UFO itself).

I loved the human cast. G2K will be the second movie that I loved which has a human cast I enjoyed watching, the other being "Gamera: Guardian of the Universe". Katagiri and Shinoda shined throughout. Yuki Ichinose and Io Shinoda are just as good to. One of my favorite scenes with the humans is Io and Shinoda giving Yuki the runaround in their little headquarters (a scene deleted from the American version, I believe). The Godzilla Prediction Network is very well thought-out organisation. Shame they don't really exist ^_^*

MireGoji (the fan name for the 2000 suit) is one of the best G-suits in existence. The new dorsal plates are just great, especially as they light up. They seem to heat up from the inside, rather than flash. The new heat beam is just marvellous. Shame Goji lost the ability to blink.

The UFO and Orga are one of the greatest enemies Goji's had yet. Shame Orga didn't get much to do. However, his destruction was new and refreshing.

The special effects are fantastic. It's so relieving to see missiles hit their target. The CGI shots are great. My favorites are the shot of Goji swimming underwater and the tracking shot of the Full Metal Missiles under the bridge. The music by Takayuki Hattori is also fabuluous.

To sum up: GOJIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!


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Details

Official Sites:

Toho Co.

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,407,720, 20 August 2000

Gross USA:

$10,037,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,924,063
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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