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Seller: peril_press (1.721) 100%, Location: Portland, Oregon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 141541072598 Used import DVD Boxset. Combined Shipping: $1.00 for each additional DVD.Payments received by Midnight ship out with the next day's mail.Payments received by Noon might ship out same day. Check my other auctions for more Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman and Kamen Rider. Audio: Japanese Optional Subtitles: No. Japanese Limited Edition 3-DVD Special Edition Release of Godzilla Final Wars. Region 2 - You need a Multi-Region Player to play this. Also plays on many computers DVD drives with VLC player. See photos for how cool the set is. Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu?) is a 2004 Japanese Science fiction Kaiju film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, written by Wataru Mimura and Isao Kiriyama and produced by Shogo Tomiyama. It is the 28th installment in the Godzilla film series, and the sixth film in the Millennium era. The film stars Masahiro Matsuoka, Don Frye, Rei Kikukawa, Kane Kosugi, Maki Mizuno, Kazuki Kitamura and Tsutomu Kitagawa as Godzilla.The film is set in a future where mutant soldiers are in the ranks of the Earth Defense Organization. An invasion by the alien Xiliens unleashes a legion of giant monsters across the world, leaving behind only a few surviving humans. The survivors travel to the South Pole to free Godzilla from his frozen prison while another group attempts to infiltrate the alien Mothership and take out the Xiliens.As a 50th anniversary film, a number of actors from previous Godzilla films appeared as main characters or in cameo roles. In addition, various Kaiju (monsters) made reappearances, as most were last seen more than 30 years earlier.Godzilla: Final Wars premiered on November 29, 2004 in Los Angeles, California and was released on December 4, 2004 in Japan. Before the world premiere, Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1]Director Ryuhei Kitamura has compared Godzilla: Final Wars to that of a musician's "Best of" album,[2] stating "We picked lots and lots of the best elements from the past and combined it in a new way. It's what I love about Godzilla and what I don't love about recent Godzilla movies".PlotEndless warfare and environmental pollution had resulted in the creation of monsters and the Earth Defense Force (EDF) is established to protect the planet. The organization is equipped with the best technology, weapons and soldiers, as well as mutants with special abilities. Godzilla is the EDF's only unstoppable opponent. The EDF's best combat vehicle, the Gotengo, corners Godzilla at the South Pole and buries it under the Antarctic ice, freezing it alive.Forty years later, the EDF discovers a mummified space monster. The mutant soldier Shinichi Ozaki and the United Nations biologist Dr. Miyuki Otonashi are sent to research it. Shortly thereafter, the two encounter the Shobijin, fairies of the guardian monster Mothra, who reveal that the monster is Gigan, an alien cyborg sent to destroy Earth 12,000 years earlier. They also warn that a battle between good and evil will happen soon and that Ozaki, because of his mutant capabilities, must choose between the two.Suddenly, monsters appear in major cities. The EDF engage the creatures but mysteriously vanish at the same moment when an enormous alien mothership appears over Tokyo. The aliens, known as Xiliens, warn the world of an incoming planet called "Gorath" will soon collide with Earth. Because of their peaceful nature, the UN is disbanded and the Space Nations, an alliance to unite the universe, is organized.Ozaki, Miyuki, and several others distrust the Xiliens and together discover that the Xiliens are actually the ones who unleashed the monsters and have also replaced several members of the EDF with duplicates. After exposing their true intentions on television, the Xiliens unleash the monsters once more and destroy the rest of civilization.On Mt. Fuji, a hunter, Samon Taguchi, and his grandson, Kenta, discover Minilla, Godzilla's son. They are successful in keeping a low profile and hiding from the Xiliens' assault.Gordon proposes freeing Godzilla to allow him to defeat the other monsters. Using the Gotengo, the surviving EDF members travel to Antarctica and unleash Godzilla, who engages Gigan in battle after following the Gotengo. The Gotengo then leads Godzilla across the Pacific to battle the other monsters. Gotengo then returns to Tokyo to engage the Xiliens.Godzilla destroys Gorath before it crashes, unleashing Monster X. Gigan, who has now been revived and upgraded, aids Monster X, but Mothra arrives to counter it into battle. Inside the Xilien mothership, the humans confront the Xilien Regulator. Ozaki is revealed to be a "Keizer", an nigh-omnipotent being capable of controlling Earth and all life on it. Deciding to stay with the humans, Ozaki fights the Xilien Regulator, who is also a Keizer. After an extended battle, the humans are victorious and flee the mother ship's destruction.With Gigan and Mothra dead, Godzilla continues his battle with Monster X, who transforms into Keizer Ghidorah. Keizer Ghidorah initially has an advantage over Godzilla but Godzilla emerges victorious after Ozaki transfers his infinite Keizer energy to Godzilla turning him into a Kaiser himself. Godzilla then turns to finish off the Gotengo, but Minilla arrives, along with the hunter and his grandson, and blocks Godzilla from harming the humans, which causes Godzilla to realize that he must forgive mankind. The survivors watch as Godzilla and Minilla peacefully return to the ocean.CastMasahiro Matsuoka as Shinichi Ozaki (尾崎 真一 Ozaki Shin'ichi?)Rei Kikukawa as Miyuki Otonashi (音無 美雪 Otonashi Miyuki?)Don Frye as Captain Douglas Gordon (ダグラス・ゴードン大佐 Dagurasu Gōdon Taisa?)Kane Kosugi as Katsunori Kazama (風間 勝範 Kazama Katsunori?)Maki Mizuno as Anna Otonashi (音無 杏奈 Otonashi Anna?)Kazuki Kitamura as the Xilian Regulator (X星人参謀 Ekkusu-seijin Sanbō?)Kumi Mizuno as Akiko Namikawa (波川 玲子 Namikawa Akiko?)Kenji Sahara as Hachiro Jinguji (神宮寺 八郎 Jingūji Hachirō?)Masami Nagasawa and Chihiro Otsuka as the Shobijin (小美人?)Shigeru Izumiya as Samon Taguchi (田口 左門 Taguchi Samon?)Kenta Suga as Kenta Taguchi (田口 健太 Taguchi Kenta?)Masakatsu Funaki as Commander Kumasaka (熊坂教官 Kumasaka Kyōkan?)Masatoh Eve as the Xilien General (X星人司令官 Ekkusu seijin Shirei?)Jun Kunimura as Major Kumoro (小室少佐 Kumuro Shōsa?)Akira Takarada as Naotaro Daigo (醍醐 直太郎 Daigo Naotarō?)Tsutomu Kitagawa as GodzillaNaoko Kamio as Minilla and RodanKazuhiro Yoshida as Gigan and Hedorah.Toshihiro Ogura as Keizer Ghidorah, Anguirus, and EbirahMotokuni Nakagawa as Monster X and King Caesar.Nearly every monster in the Toho Kaiju stable appears in this movie at some point, even those such as Hedorah who were otherwise barred from use by Toho. In addition to being a nod to fans, this was to make the Xilien forces appear as numerous and threatening as possible while keeping the budget under control by using costumes already on hand. Several computer animated monsters were created for use in the film. They consist of Manda, Mothra, Kamacuras, and Zilla. Stock footage from previous films were used for other monsters, such as Varan, Gaira, Baragon, Gezora, Titanosaurus, Mechagodzilla, and Megaguirus. The costumes for Rodan, Anguirus and King Caesar were used for fan events after the plans to destroy them were removed.ProductionGodzilla's new design for Godzilla: Final Wars dubbed the FinalGoji.Just like previous Godzilla films, Godzilla: Final Wars makes extensive use of practical effects rather than CG. The special effects were directed and supervised by Eiichi Asada, who also directed the special effects for Godzilla: Tokyo SOS. Commenting on the special effects, Kitamura stated at the film's world premiere in Hollywood, "We stick to the special effects. That’s what we've been doing for 50 years. And that’s why Hollywood don’t do it. So on the first meeting, I told everybody that we stick to the special effects, and the live action instead of CGI. So it’s a CGI-monster-Hollywood Godzilla versus our man-made live-action monsters."[4]Music The music in Godzilla: Final Wars was composed by Keith Emerson, Daisuke Yano and Nobuhiko Morino, while the bandSum 41 contributed the song "We're All To Blame" to the soundtrack (and received high billing in the film's opening credits sequence). Some critics expressed concern with the music of Final Wars, arguing that Emerson's score would be better suited for a campy made-for-television movie or video games, while others pointed out that it made a refreshing change from the music of previous Godzilla films.Akira Ifukube's themes were mostly absent from the movie, though Godzilla's original theme can be heard at the beginning of the film. However, Keith Emerson did cover the Godzilla theme which is available on the film's official soundtrack. The cover is entitled "Godzilla (Main Theme)".The bands Sum 41 and Zebrahead contributed the tracks "We're All To Blame" and "Godzilla vs. Tokyo" respectively, to the film,[5] however neither song was on the film's soundtrack.[6]Filming locationsGodzilla: Final Wars began filming in July 2003. The locations of filming included Sydney, Egypt, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, Arizona and Tokyo.Critical receptionGodzilla: Final Wars has received extremely mixed reviews from film critics and fans alike. As of May 2011, review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 44% of critics gave positive reviews for the film based on nine reviews.[7]Steve Biodrowski of Cinefantastique called the film "utterly fantastic" and "a rush of explosive excitement."[8] Jim Agnew of Film Threat gave the film four and a half stars out of five, saying "the good news for kaiju fans is that Godzilla: Final Wars is a kick-ass giant monster flick."[9] Drew McWeeny of Ain't It Cool News remarked, "Godzilla: Final Wars earns a special place in my heart. It's fun. Pure lunatic fun, every frame."[10] Sean Axmaker of Static Multimedia said, "Directed by a true fan of the old school, it's lusciously, knowingly, lovingly cheesy."[11] Craig Blamer of the Chico News & Review called the film "a giddy and fast-paced celebration of the big guy."[12]Conversely, David Nusair of Reel Film gave the film one and a half stars out of five, saying that "the battles are admittedly quite entertaining" but felt that director Ryuhei Kitamura "is absolutely the wrong choice for the material."[13] David Cornelius of eFilmCritic gave the film two stars out of five, calling it "the dullest, weakest Godzilla movie I've seen in a long, long time."[14] Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave the film one and a half stars out of five, saying it focused too much on action and not enough on story, and calling it "35 minutes longer than is necessary."[15]Among kaiju-related websites, J.L. Carrozza of Toho Kingdom "absolutely love[d]" Final Wars, saying "[it's] no masterpiece, but it is such insane fun that quite frankly it's hard not to adore it."[16] Mike Bogue of American Kaiju said "the film is flawed, but nonetheless entertaining," saying there are "too many [Matrix-style] battles" but that the film "makes excellent use of its monsters" and "Kitamura keeps things moving at a brisk pace."[17] Japan Hero criticized the "[lack of] character development" but concluded that Final Wars is "a very entertaining movie," saying that "Kitamura did a wonderful job making it an interesting and great looking film worthy of being the final [Godzilla] movie."[18]Stomp Tokyo said "the monster scenes are generally well done" but criticized the film's "incoherence," saying: "It's a shame that Kitamaura couldn't choose a tone for the film, instead shifting the movie's mood wildly from scene to scene."[19] Lenny Taguchi of Monster Zero criticized Keith Emerson's soundtrack but gave Final Wars an overall favorable review, calling it a "fun and good" movie that "tries many things, and generally succeeds at almost all of them."[20]Director Kitamura commented at the film's world premiere that the reason why he agreed to direct the film was because he wanted to update Godzilla and recapture the same spirit seen in the later Godzilla films from the Showa era.[21] He wanted to incorporate the same speed and power seen in films like Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, which he believed was lost somewhere within the series, stating, "The Godzilla series had lost that kind of taste. I think that back in the '70s Godzilla movies had more power and speed. He was very fast and he was very strong. So in my Godzilla, you know, less dialogue and more action. That’s more fun than watching people discuss and what we should do about Godzilla. As a Godzilla fan I want to see Godzilla punching and kicking, beating up all the other monsters instead of somebody talking again, you know, discussing the operation. That's what I wanted to do is to revive that, but not in the same way, I have to update. This is the updated version of '70s, crazy, monster movies."[4]Box officeAt roughly $19,500,000, Godzilla: Final Wars was the most expensive Toho-produced Godzilla film of all time.Any hopes Toho had of Godzilla: Final Wars ending the series with a box office bang were stifled when the film opened in Japan on December 4, 2004. In its opening weekend, it came in third at the box office with $1,874,559. At the holiday season box office, it was beaten by Howl's Moving Castle and The Incredibles, both which also pursued the family market. It eventually grossed roughly $12,000,000 at the Japanese box office, with 1,000,000 admissions. Not only was it the least-attended film in the Millennium series, it was also the least attended film in 29 years since Terror of Mechagodzilla. Godzilla (ゴジラ Gojira?) is a Japanese film series of Kaiju/Tokusatsu films featuring the character Godzilla owned, created, and produced by Toho. It is recognized by Guinness World Records to be the longest continuously running movie franchise, having been in on-going production from 1954 to the present (with several hiatuses).[1] A reboot by Toho is planned for a 2016 release[2] while American studio Legendary Pictures are proceeding with a planned trilogy of their own.[3]The first film, Godzilla, is an early and influential classic in the giant monster subgenre of science fiction films and was first released by Toho Co., Ltd. in 1954 and directed by Ishiro Honda. In 1956, the film became Godzilla, King of the Monsters, edited and with added principal scenes featuring Raymond Burr, the film was released internationally becoming a commercial success.The original Godzilla was greatly inspired by the commercial success of the 1952 re-release of King Kong, and the 1953 success of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Godzilla would go on to inspire Gorgo, Gamera, Cloverfield, and many other monster films worldwide. The original film has also inspired numerous Japanese sequels from Toho along with a pair of full-fledged America productions, the first in 1998 and the second in 2014. The popularity of the films has introduced the character in other media such as television, music, literature, and video games. Its character has been one of the most recognizable symbols in Japanese popular culture worldwide and remains an important facet of Japanese films, and was the first example of the popular kaiju and tokusatsu subgenres in Japanese entertainment. The films are renowned for their political themes, occasionally dark tone, complex internal mythology, and acclaimed music.The name "Godzilla" is a Romanization of the original Japanese name "Gojira" — which is a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ) 'gorilla' and kujira (クジラ) 'whale'. The word alludes to the size, power and aquatic origin of Godzilla. Series historyThe Godzilla series is generally broken into three eras reflecting a characteristic style and corresponding to the same eras used to classify all 'daikaiju eiga' (monster movies) in Japan. The first two eras refer to the Japanese emperor during production: the Shōwa era, and the Heisei era. The third is called the Millennium era as the emperor (Heisei) is the same but these films are considered to have a different style and storyline than the prior era.Shōwa series (1954–1975)Godzilla featured in Toho's Shōwa, Heisei, and Millennium films.The initial series of movies is named for the Shōwa period in Japan (as all of these films were produced beforeEmperor Hirohito's death in 1989). This Shōwa timeline spanned from 1954, with Godzilla, to 1975, with Terror of Mechagodzilla. With the exceptions of Godzilla, Godzilla Raids Again, and Mothra vs. Godzilla, much of the Shōwa series is relatively light-hearted. Starting with Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, Godzilla began evolving into a friendlier, more playful antihero (this transition was complete by Son of Godzilla, where it is shown as a good character), and as years went by, it evolved into an anthropomorphic superhero. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster was also significant for introducing Godzilla's archenemy and the main antagonist of the series,King Ghidorah. The films Son of Godzilla and All Monsters Attack were aimed at youthful audiences, featuring the appearance of Godzilla's son, Minilla. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla was notable for introducing Godzilla's robotic arch foe and secondary villain of the movie series Mechagodzilla. The Shōwa period saw the addition of many monsters into the Godzilla continuity, two of which (Mothra and Rodan) originated in their own solo movies.Haruo Nakajima mainly portrayed Godzilla since 1954 until his retirement in 1972 however, other stunt actors portrayed the character in his absence such as Katsumi Tezuka, Yū Sekida, Ryosaku Takasugi, Seiji Onaka, Shinji Takagi, Isao Zushi, and Toru Kawai.[4][5] Eiji Tsuburaya directed the special effects for the first six films of the series. His protege Sadamasa Arikawa took over the effects work for the next three films (with Tsuburaya supervising) while Teruyoshi Nakano directed the special effects for the last six films of the series.Heisei series (1984–1995)Toho rebooted the Godzilla film series in 1984 with The Return of Godzilla, igniting the second era of Godzilla films known as the "Heisei" series. The Return of Godzilla serves as a direct sequel to the original 1954 film and ignores the afterward events of the Showa era. The Heisei films are set in a single timeline, with each film providing continuity to another film. The biological nature and science behind Godzilla became a much more discussed issue in the films, showing the increased focus on the moral aspects of genetics. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah gave the first concrete birth story for Godzilla, featuring a Godzillasaurus that was mutated by radiation into Godzilla. Godzilla was portrayed by Kenpachiro Satsuma for the Heisei films while the special effects were directed by Koichi Kawakita, with the exception of The Return of Godzilla, which the effects were directed by Teruyoshi Nakano.Millennium series (1999–2004)Toho rebooted the Godzilla film franchise for the second time, beginning with the 1999 film, Godzilla 2000, igniting the third era of Godzilla films known as the "Millennium series". The Millennium series is treated similarly to an Anthology series where each film, with the exception of Godzilla: Tokyo SOS and Godzilla: Final Wars, is set in its own timeline and follows-up the events of the original 1954 Godzilla but ignores the events of the Shōwa and Heisei era.After the release of 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars, marking the 50th anniversary of the Godzilla film franchise, Toho declared that it would not produce anotherGodzilla film for another 10 years. Toho also demolished the water stage on its lot used in numerous Godzilla, kaiju and tokusatsu films.[6] Yoshimitsu Banno, who had directed 1971's Godzilla vs. Hedorah, secured the rights from Toho to make an IMAX 3D short film production, based on a story similar to his Hedorah film. This project eventually lead to the development of Legendary's Godzilla.Tsutomu Kitagawa portrayed Godzilla for the majority of the Millennium films, with the exception of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, whom Godzilla was portrayed by Mizuho Yoshida. Unlike the Showa and later Heisei films, the special effects for the Millennium films were directed by multiple FX-directors such as Kenji Suzuki (Godzilla 2000, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus), Makoto Kamiya (Godzilla, Mothra, & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack), Yuichi Kikuchi (Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla), and Eiichi Asada (Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, Godzilla: Final Wars).Toho reboot (2016)Promotional artwork.In December 2014, Toho announced plans for a new Godzilla film targeted for a 2016 release, stating, "This is very good timing after the success of the American version this year: if not now, then when? The licensing contract we have with Legendary places no restrictions on us making domestic versions".[7] The new film will have no ties to Legendary's Godzilla trilogy and instead will serve as a reboot to the Toho series. Minami Ichikawa will serve as the film's Production Manager and Taiji Ueda as the film's Project Leader. Ueda confirmed that the screenplay is in development and filming has been planned for a summer 2015 shoot. Toho will additionally put together a project team, known as "Godzilla Conference" or "Godzi-con" to formulate future projects.[2] In January 2015, Toho released official artwork to promote the film, identified as a "poster".[8]American filmsIn 1956, Jewell Enterprises Inc., licensed Godzilla and produced an "Americanized"[9][10][11][12][13] version of the film, Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. The film utilized a majority of the footage from the Japanese original but a majority of the political themes and social commentaries were removed, resulting in 30 minutes of footage from the Japanese original replaced with new scenes shot exclusively for the film featuring Raymond Burr interacting with Japanese actors and look-alikes to make it seem like Burr was a part of the original Japanese production. In addition, sound-effects and soundtracks were tweaked and some dialogue was dubbed into English. Similar "Americanizations" occurred for the North American releases of King Kong vs Godzilla and Godzilla 1985, the latter which included Burr reprising the role of American journalist Steve Martin.In 1965, Toho co-produced Invasion of Astro-Monster with American studio UPA, marking the first time a Godzilla film was co-produced with an American studio.In the 1980s Steve Miner pitched his idea for an American Godzilla production to Toho, with a script written by Fred Dekker. Toho and Warner Bros. were said to be very interested in Miner's idea, but it was shelved because its projected budget was too expensive.[14]TriStar Pictures (1998)Godzilla (later renamed Zilla) featured in the 1998 American film.In October 1992, TriStar Pictures acquired the rights from Toho with plans to produce a trilogy of Godzilla films.[15] Godzilla was released in May 1998, with Roland Emmerich directing and co-writing and Dean Devlin producing and co-writing as well. The film was met with a negative reception from critics and fans of the franchise.[16][17][18] Planned sequels were aborted and a weekly animated series was produced instead.[19] Poor merchandise sales for the film led to a cancellation of a toyline based on the animated series, and resulted in significant financial losses for toy manufacturer Trendmasters, which went out of business soon after.[20]TriStar held on to the Godzilla license until it expired and reverted back to Toho in 2003. The following year, Toho officially renamedTriStar's Godzilla to "Zilla" for subsequent appearances.[21][22][23] This decision was made by producer Shōgo Tomiyama and Godzilla: Final Wars director Ryuhei Kitamura because they felt that Emmerich's film had taken the "God" out of "Godzilla" by portraying the monster as a mere animal.[24] The name "Zilla" was chosen for the character by Tomiyama as a satirical take on counterfeit Godzilla products that use "Zilla" as a suffix.[25] This name-change has been reflected on official products featuring the character, however, "Godzilla" continues to be used as a title on products that pre-date the name change, such as any re-releases of the 1998 film or the animated series. In later years, producer Devlin admitted to "screwing up" his Godzilla, mainly blaming the script he and director Emmerich wrote for the film.[26][27][28]Legendary Pictures (2014–)Godzilla featured in the 2014 American film.In March 2010, Legendary Pictures formally announced its Godzilla project after it had acquired rights to make aGodzilla film from Toho. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards and is a co-production with Warner Bros.[29][30] Filming was done in 2013 in Canada and the United States and it premiered in May 2014, nearly a decade after Toho'sGodzilla: Final Wars.[31]Godzilla was released on May 16, 2014 and was met with positive reviews from critics and fans alike who had praised director Edwards for honoring the spirit and legacy of the Godzilla character and franchise.[32][33] Godzilla was a box office success, earning over $524 million worldwide at the end of its theatrical run.[34] The film was released in Japan on July 25, 2014 where it was a commercial success.[35] The film's box office success has prompted both Legendary and Toho to proceed with further installments, with Toho planning a reboot of their own for a 2016 release[2] and Legendary proceeding with their own sequels with Gareth Edwards attached to direct a planned trilogy.[3] The sequel is targeted to be released on June 8, 2018[36] and is set to feature other Toho properties such as Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.[37]Series developmentGodzilla was originally an allegory for the effects of the hydrogen bomb, and the consequences that such weapons might have on earth.[38][39][40][41] The radioactive contamination of the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryū Maru through the United States' Castle Bravo thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll, on March 1, 1954 led to much press coverage in Japan preceding the release of the first movie in 1954. The Heisei and Millennium series have largely continued this concept. Some[who?] have pointed out the parallels, conscious or unconscious, between Godzilla's relationship to Japan and that of the United States; first a terrible enemy who causes enormous destruction to the cities of Japan such as Tokyo (Godzilla, The Return of Godzilla), Hokkaido (Godzilla Raids Again), Osaka (Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus), and Yokohama (Godzilla vs. Mothra, Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack) in different films, but then becoming a good friend and defender in times of peril.Films have been made over the last six decades, each reflecting the social and political climate in Japan.[42]FilmographyFrom 1954 through 2004, there have been 28 Godzilla films produced by Toho Studios in Japan. There have been several American productions: adaptations including "Godzilla, King of the Monsters!", "King Kong vs. Godzilla" and "Godzilla 1985", and two complete American-produced productions: the 1998 Godzilla byTriStar Pictures and the 2014 Godzilla by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.Toho productions#Official Toho title (alternate English titles)YearDirectorEffects directorMonster co-star(s)Godzilla performer(s)Current US licences/media1Godzilla (Gojira, Godzilla: King of The Monsters)1954Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaNoneHaruo Nakajima, Katsumi TezukaClassic Media Criterion Collection -DVD/Blu-ray2Godzilla Raids Again (Gigantis, The Fire Monster)1955Motoyoshi OdaEiji TsuburayaAnguirusHaruo NakajimaClassic Media -DVD3King Kong vs. Godzilla1962Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaKing Kong, Giant OctopusHaruo Nakajima, Katsumi TezukaUniversal - DVD/ Blu-ray4Mothra vs. Godzilla (Godzilla vs. the Thing; Godzilla vs. Mothra)1964Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaMothra (larvae and adult)Haruo Nakajima, Katsumi TezukaClassic Media -DVD5Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster)1964Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaKing Ghidorah, Rodan, Mothra (larva)Haruo Nakajima, Katsumi TezukaClassic Media -DVD6Invasion of Astro-Monster (Monster Zero; Godzilla vs. Monster Zero)1965Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaRodan, King GhidorahHaruo NakajimaClassic Media -DVD7Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (Ebirah, Horror of the Deep)1966Jun FukudaSadamasa Arikawa, under the supervision of Eiji TsuburayaEbirah, Mothra (adult), Giant CondorHaruo NakajimaKraken Releasing (Section23 Films) - DVD /Blu-ray8Son of Godzilla1967Jun FukudaSadamasa Arikawa, under the supervision of Eiji TsuburayaMinilla, Kamacuras, KumongaYu Sekida, Haruo Nakajima, Seiji OnakaSony - DVD9Destroy All Monsters1968Ishirō HondaSadamasa Arikawa, under the supervision of Eiji TsuburayaMinilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Mothra (larva), Kumonga, Gorosaurus,Varan, Baragon, Manda, King GhidorahHaruo NakajimaMedia Blasters -DVD / Blu-ray10All Monsters Attack (Godzilla's Revenge)1969Ishirō HondaIshirō HondaMinilla, Gabara, Anguirus (stock footage), Ebirah (stock footage), Kamacuras, Kumonga (stock footage), Gorosaurus (stock footage), Manda (stock footage), Giant Condor(stock footage)Haruo NakajimaClassic Media -DVD11Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster)1971Yoshimitsu BannoTeruyoshi NakanoHedorahHaruo NakajimaKraken Releasing (Section23 Films) - DVD /Blu-ray12Godzilla vs. Gigan (Godzilla on Monster Island)1972Jun FukudaTeruyoshi NakanoGigan, King Ghidorah, AnguirusHaruo NakajimaKraken Releasing (Section23 Films) - DVD /Blu-ray13Godzilla vs. Megalon1973Jun FukudaTeruyoshi NakanoMegalon, Gigan, Jet Jaguar, AnguirusShinji TakagiMedia Blasters -DVD / Blu-ray14Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster; Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster)1974Jun FukudaTeruyoshi NakanoMechagodzilla, Anguirus, King CaesarIsao ZushiSony - DVD15Terror of Mechagodzilla (The Terror of Godzilla)1975Ishirō HondaTeruyoshi NakanoMechagodzilla, TitanosaurusToru KawaiClassic Media -DVD16The Return of Godzilla (Godzilla 1985)1984Koji HashimotoTeruyoshi NakanoShockirusKenpachiro SatsumaLakeshore Entertainment -VHS17Godzilla vs. Biollante1989Kazuki OmoriKoichi KawakitaBiollanteKenpachiro SatsumaEcho Bridge Entertainment -DVD / Blu-ray18Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah1991Kazuki OmoriKoichi KawakitaKing Ghidorah/Mecha-King GhidorahKenpachiro SatsumaSony - DVD /Blu-ray19Godzilla vs. Mothra (Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth)1992Takao OkawaraKoichi KawakitaMothra (larva and adult), Battra(larva and adult)Kenpachiro SatsumaSony - DVD /Blu-ray20Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II1993Takao OkawaraKoichi KawakitaMechagodzilla/Super Mechagodzilla, Baby Godzilla, Rodan/Fire RodanKenpachiro SatsumaSony - DVD /Blu-ray21Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla1994Kensho YamashitaKoichi KawakitaSpaceGodzilla, Moguera, Little Godzilla, Fairy MothraKenpachiro SatsumaSony - DVD /Blu-ray22Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (Godzilla vs. Destroyer)1995Takao OkawaraKoichi KawakitaDestoroyah, Godzilla JuniorKenpachiro SatsumaSony - DVD /Blu-ray23Godzilla 2000: Millennium (Godzilla 2000)1999Takao OkawaraKenji SuzukiOrgaTsutomu KitagawaSony - DVD /Blu-ray24Godzilla vs. Megaguirus2000Masaaki TezukaKenji SuzukiMeganulon/Meganula, MegaguirusTsutomu KitagawaSony - DVD /Blu-ray25Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack2001Shusuke KanekoMakoto KamiyaBaragon, Mothra (larva and adult), King GhidorahMizuho YoshidaSony - DVD /Blu-ray26Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla2002Masaaki TezukaYûichi KikuchiKiryuTsutomu KitagawaSony - DVD /Blu-ray27Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.2003Masaaki TezukaEiichi AsadaKiryu, Mothra (larvae and adult),KamoebasTsutomu KitagawaSony - DVD /Blu-ray28Godzilla: Final Wars2004Ryuhei KitamuraEiichi AsadaGigan, Monster X/Keizer Ghidorah, Minilla, King Caesar, Rodan, Anguirus, Mothra (adult), Manda, Kamacuras, Hedorah, Ebirah, Kumonga, ZillaTsutomu KitagawaSony - DVD /Blu-ray29Untitled Godzilla reboot[2]2016TBATBATBATBATBAAmerican productions#TitleYearDirectorEffects directorMonster co-star(s)Current US licences/media1Godzilla, King of the Monsters! †1956Terry O. Morse Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaNoneClassic Media Criterion Collection - DVD / Blu-ray2King Kong vs. Godzilla †1963Ishirō Honda Thomas MontgomeryEiji TsuburayaKing Kong, Giant OctopusUniversal - DVD / Blu-ray3Monster Zero X1970Ishirō HondaEiji TsuburayaRodan, King GhidorahClassic Media - DVD4Godzilla 1985 †1985R. J. Kiser Koji HashimotoTeruyoshi NakanoShockirusNew World - VHS Starmaker - VHS Anchor Bay - VHS5Godzilla1998Roland EmmerichPatrick TatopoulosBaby GodzillaSony - DVD/Blu-ray6Godzilla2014Gareth EdwardsJim RygielMUTOsWarner Bros.7Godzilla 22018Gareth EdwardsUnknownMothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah[43]Warner Bros.† Japanese films that featured additional American footage shot exclusively for their North American releases. X Co-production between Japanese studio Toho and American studio UPA. Condition: Very Good, Format: DVD, Genre: Action & Adventure, Sub-Genre: Kaiju, Region Code: DVD: 2 (Europe, Japan, Middle East...), Special Features: Deleted Title, Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

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