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Gojira (1984)


6.8
Gojira (1984)

Overview

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103 min (Japan)  15 December 1984 (Japan)

Library synopsis: [En] Thirty years after his original revanging of Tokyo, Godzilla returns to trample again, and the Japanese resist pressure from the USA and Russia, who want to use unthinkable nuclear weapons against the beast. Written by Phil Hardy

Director: , (US footage)

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Cult relevance index:  7.4 / 10

Note: Awards of the Japanese Academy, 1986, Won, Newcomer of the Year ; Special Award Teruyoshi Nakano, and the special effects group on the film.  |  Razzie Awards, 1986, Nominated, Razzie Award, Worst New Star, “Godzilla” The new computerized one; Worst Supporting Actor |  The first Godzilla film, in its Japanese version, with closing credits.  |  The first Godzilla film shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio (VistaVision).  |  This is the first film in the series since the original Godzilla in which Godzilla doesn’t do battle with another monster.

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Essential inner links and references

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Science Fiction [UK / 1995] (bk)  |  Fant’Asia [Italy / July 1994] (bk)  |  Cine Fantástico y de Terror Japonés (1899-2001) [Spain / 2002](bk)  |  Japanese Cinema Essential Handbook [USA / 1996] (bk)  |  Cine Zine Zone [France / Nr. 82 - October 1994] (fz)

Godzilla

Amarcord [Italy / A. 1 - Nr. 3 - June-July 1996] (mg)  |  The Godzilla Chronicles – The History of Toho Fantastic Movies [Japan / 1999] (bk)  | Godzilla Contro Gamera [Italy / 1997] (bk)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 7 - 1993] (mg)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 7 - 1993] (mf)  |  Fantastic Films [USA / Nr. 13 - January 1980] (mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 25 - October 1973] (mg)  |  Monsterland [USA / Nr. 3 - June 1985] (mg)  | Quatermass [Spain / Special Nr. 7 - November 2001] (mg)  |  Scary Monsters [USA / Nr. 5 - December 1992] (mg)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 14 - December 1976] (fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 118 - Les Crossovers Cinematographiques](fz)  |  Vampir [West Germany / Nr. 4 - July 1973] (fz)

Toho Company

The Godzilla Chronicles – The History of Toho Fantastic Movies [Japan / 1999] |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 7 - 1993] (mg)  |  Introduction to Japanese Horror Film [UK / 2008](bk)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 3 - 2005] (mg)  |  Godzilla King of the Monsters [USA / Vol. 1 - Nr. 22 - 22 May 1979] (cm)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005](mg)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 27 - 1998](mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 25 - October 1973](mg)  | Quatermass [Spain / Special Nr. 7 - November 2001] (mg)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005] (mg)

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CertificationFinland:K-11 (DVD) / Finland:K-14 / Australia:PG / Spain:13 / UK:PG / USA:PG / West Germany:12
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Release dateJapan 15 December 1984 | South Korea 25 December 1984 | West Germany 26 July 1985 | USA 23 August 1985 | Australia 13 March 1986 | Finland 1989 (video premiere)
Also known asGodzilla Finland (video title) / International (English title) | Godzilla 1985 Brazil / Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | El retorno de Godzilla Spain / Mexico | Godzilla - Die Rückkehr des Monsters West Germany | Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn USA | Godzilla'nin Dönüsü Turkey (Turkish title) | Godzilla: 1985 USA (closing credits title) | Le retour de Godzilla France | O Regresso de Gozilla Portugal | The Return of Godzilla (undefined) | The Return of the Godzilla Finland (DVD title)
Filming locationsToho Studios, Japan (studio)
Box office/businessJapan - Admissions: 3.200.000 || USA - Gross: $ 4.116.395 || Budget: $2.000.000 (estimated) | Filming Dates: 9 July 1984 - 3 October 1984 | Copyright Holder: ©1984 Toho Co., Ltd
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Distribution companyYamato (Italy) (theatrical) | Neue Constantin (West Germany) (theatrical) | New World Pictures (1985) (USA) (theatrical) (recut version with added footage) (dubbed) | Starmaker Video (1992) (USA) (VHS) | Anchor Bay Entertainment (1997) (USA) (VHS) | Astro Distribution (2004) (Germany) (DVD) | Future Film (2006) (Finland) (DVD) | Nihon Eiga Satellite Broadcasting (2008) (Japan) (TV) | Carlton Home Entertainment (UK) (VHS) | Image Entertainment (laserdisc) | Key Video (1985) (Greece) (VHS) | Kuk Dong | Manga Films (video) | New World Home Video (USA) (VHS) | VCM (198?) (Finland) (VHS) | Yamato Video (Italy) (VHS) | ASTRO / Best Entertainment (Germany) (DVD) | Marketing (9 DVD Limited Edition Box) (Germany) (DVD) | Marketing Film (Director's Cut) (Germany) (DVD) | Marketing Film (Limited Monster-Box) (Germany) (DVD) | Empire (Germany) (VHS) | Marketing (Germany) (VHS) | VPS / United Video (Germany) (VHS) | Astro/Empire (BOX) (Germany) (laserdisc) | Aventi Distribution (Pack Godzilla II) (France) (DVD) | Carlton Home Entertainment (UK) (VHS) | New World (UK) (VHS) | Universe (Hong Kong) (DVD) | Mei Ah (Hong Kong) (VCD) | Mei Ah (Godzilla-Box) (Hong Kong) (VCD) | Yamato Video (Godzilla Box) (DVD) | Toho (Japan) (DVD) | Toho Video (Japan) (laserdisc) | Paradiso Home Entertaiment (Netherland) (VHS) | Media Service Sp. z o.o. (Poland) (DVD) | Media Service Sp. z o.o. (Godzilla-Box) (Poland) (DVD) | Power Multimedia / Tailent Video & Multimedia (Taiwan) (DVD) | Free-TV: VOX 13.11.2001 (Germany)
RuntimeItaly: 103 min | Germany: 82 min | Japan: 103 min | USA: 87 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Dolby (Japan theatrical release) | Mono (US release) | Color: Color | Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1 | Camera: Panavision Cameras and Lenses | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Spherical | Printed film format: 35 mm

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