International Title
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Japanese Title
 ゴジラ VS デストロイア
 [Gojira vs. Desutoroia]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1995
  Time: 103 minutes
Initial US Title
 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
US Distributor: Tristar (1999) Time: 101 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Godzilla vs. Destroyer [Literal]

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Godzilla, its body burning, lays siege to Hong Kong. It's discovered that the King of the Monsters is on the verge of a meltdown. If Godzilla reaches a critical temperature, a resulting detonation will breach straight to the Earth's core and have a cataclysmic result. Meanwhile, a mysterious race of crustacean-like beings are spotted across Japan. Recent studies have been done on a process called Micro Oxygen, a method of increasing the size of something as a possible solution to help with food shortages. However, this new creature seems to have a more ancient history, being born from the Oxygen Destroyer itself that killed the original Godzilla in 1954.

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, Masahiro Kishimoto, Kenichi Eguchi
Film Editing by Michiko Ikeda
Director of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita
Assitant Director of Special Effects Kenji Suzuki
Miki Saegusa Megumi Odaka
Kensaku Ijuin, Doctor Takuro Tatsumi
Yukari Yamane, Reporter Yoko Ishino
Kenichi Yamane Yasufumi Hayashi
Meru Ozawa Sayaka Osawa
Takaki Aso, Commander Akira Nakao
Fukazawa, Professor Saburo Shinoda
Sho Kuroki, Major Masahiro Takashima
Emiko Yamane Momoko Kochi
Yukari's Editor Takehiro Murata
Marvin, Professor Ronald Hoerr
Aquarium Night Watchman Koichi Ueda
G-Force Technician Shelley Sweeney
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Godzilla, Destoroyah, Godzilla Junior Super-X3, Psychics, DAG-MB96, MBT-92, MBAW-93, Type 74 Tank, Type 90 Tank, Type 75 MSSR, DD-122 Hatsuyuki Class Destroyer, AH-64 Apache, UH-1B Huey, Type 82 Command Vehicle, Type 87 Armored Scout Car, Type 89 IFV, P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Plane, Type 73 tracked APCs, G-Force Chopper, Oxygen Destroyer (stock footage)


Box Office
Release Date: December 9th, 1995 (Japan)
Budget: ¥1,000,000,000 / $10,000,000 (Rough Figure)
Attendance: 4,000,000 (Japan)
Distribution Earning: ¥2,000,000,000 / $18,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Toho Stock Footage

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla/Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Tristar (2000) Order
Region 2 Godzilla vs. Destroyer Toho (2002)
Region 4 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Madman (2006)
Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. Destroyer Toho (2010)
Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Sony (2014) Order

CD Soundtracks

Concept Art

Cut Scenes

Godzilla Junior in Tokyo

Godzilla Junior in Tokyo

Godzilla Junior advances further into Tokyo before being assaulted by Destoroyah, in its flying form.

Originally, Junior's advancement on land was a more drawn out sequence before confronting Destoroyah, who in this scene runs straight into the smaller Godzilla as its first attack.

Destoroyah's Chest Beam

Destoroyah's Chest Beam

Destoroyah spreads its arms to unleash a ray from its central chest, striking Godzilla with the beam and knocking him into a nearby building. With the King of the Monsters toppled, Destoroyah continues his assault with his chest beam before Godzilla gets up to mount a counter offensive with his own ray.

A supplement to the film's climax, at one point Destoroyah was to have fired a beam from his chest several times. The sequence was filmed and edited, but never went through its final stages of post production. Similar to Gigan's beam in Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), in the footage's present state Destoroyah's chest lights up but an actual visible ray was never finished.


Miles Imhoff Star Rating
April 16, 2005
Alexander Smith Star Rating
April 16, 2005