International Title
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Japanese Title
 ゴジラ VS モスラ
 [Gojira vs. Mosura]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1992
  Time: 102 minutes
Initial US Title
 Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth
US Distributor: Tristar (1998) Time: 100 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Godzilla vs. Mothra: Battle for Earth [Australia]
Godzilla: Battle of the Saurian-Mutants [German]
Godzilla: The Mutant Dinosaur [Argentina]

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A meteorite collides into the Earth, setting off a chain reaction. This results in strong currents that unearth Mothra's egg on Infant Island. Due to the damage to the area, an expedition is sent to assess the island. While there, they find both Mothra's egg and two small Cosmos, members of a age old civilization that once lived on Earth. Unfortunately, the Cosmos had constructed a weather device, controlling the climate. This led to the birth of the Black Mothra: Battra. Mothra defended the Cosmos from Battra, but only a few Cosmos survived the conflict. Unfortunately the meteorite has woken Battra in present time as well. The creature arrives in Japan, causing massive damage before it vanishes. Meanwhile on Infant Island, Mothra's egg is being taken back to Japan. The trip is sidetracked as Godzilla arrives. Sensing the danger, the Mothra larva hatches from the egg and the two kaiju begin to fight. The pair are interrupted by Battra, though, who proves to be a formidable match for Godzilla...

Directed by Takao Okawara
Writing credits Kazuki Omori
Produced by Shogo Tomiyama
Executive Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, Koji Hashimoto
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Yoshinori Sekiguchi
Film Editing by Michiko Ikeda
Production Design by Ken Sakai
Director of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita
Assitant Director of Special Effects Kenji Suzuki
Takuya Fujita Tetsuya Bessho
Masako Tezuka Satomi Kobayashi
Kenji Andoh Takehiro Murata
Fukazawa, Professor Saburo Shinoda
Yuzo Tsuchiashi Akiji Kobayashi
Miki Saegusa Megumi Odaka
Jyoji Minamino, Environmental Planning Board Chief Akira Takarada
Takeshi Tomokane, Head of Marutomo Makoto Otake
Cosmos Sayaka Osawa, Keiko Imamura
Mayumi Fukazawa Yoshiko Tanaka
Marutomo Employee Koichi Ueda
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Godzilla, Mothra, Battra Cosmos, Psychics, MBT-92, MBAW-93, Type 74 Tank, DDH-142 Haruna Class Destroyer, F15-J Jets, UH-1B Huey, Type 82 Command Vehicle, Type 75 MSSR, ASTOL-MB93


Box Office
Release Date: December 12th, 1992 (Japan)
Attendance: 4,200,000 (Japan)
Distribution Earning: ¥2,220,000,000 / $20,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth Tristar (1998)
Region 1 Triple Feature: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah Sony (2014)
Region 2 Godzilla vs. Mothra Toho (2002)
Region 4 Godzilla vs. Mothra: Battle for Earth Madman (2006)
Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Toho (2009)
Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth Sony (2014)

CD Soundtracks

Concept Art

Anthony Romero
January 22, 2005