Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

Japan Release: 1993
Running Time:
108 minutes

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II


Japanese Title

ゴジラ VS メカゴジラ
[Gojira VS Mekagojira]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho

Recovering the remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah, the U.N.G.C.C. (United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center) constructs Mechagodzilla to combat the nuclear menace. Meanwhile, on Adonoa Island, a giant egg is found alongside a new monster called Rodan. Godzilla arrives to defeat the winged monster before following a research group with the egg to mainland Japan. The group believes the egg to house a pterodactyl, as it was protected by Rodan. However, it hatches to reveal an infant Godzillasaurus, dubbed Baby Godzilla. No sooner does the creature appear that Godzilla makes landfall at a Japanese refinery. The incident pushes Mechagodzilla into active duty, as it's readied to battle the King of the Monsters to defend the country...

Live Action Science Fiction Kaiju Godzilla

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

Titles

International Title

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla*

Initial US Title

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
US Distributor: Tristar (1999) / Time: 106 Minutes

Alternate Titles

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
[Literal translation]

Godzilla 5
[Advance]


Monsters

Mothra
Mothra (Stock Footage)



Aliens, SDF & Misc.



Staff

Cast

Directed by Takao Okawara
Writing credits Wataru Mimura
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Tomiyama
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Yoshinori Sekiguchi, Kenichi Eguchi
Film Editing by Michiko Ikeda
Production Design by Ken Sakai
Assistant Director Masaaki Tezuka
Director of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita
Assitant Director of Special Effects Kenji Suzuki
Kazuma Aoki Masahiro Takashima
Azusa Gojo, National Institute of Biotechnics Researcher Ryoko Sano
Miki Saegusa Megumi Odaka
Hiroshi Omae, National Institute of Biotechnics Professor Yusuke Kawazu
Takayuki Segawa, Minister Kenji Sahara
Takaki Aso, Commander Akira Nakao
Iwao Hyodo, General Koichi Ueda
Takuya Sasaki, G-Force Captain Daijiro Harada
Atsushi Sonezaki, Mechagodzilla Gunner Ichirota Miyagawa
Catherine Berger, Mechagodzilla Copilot and Operator Shelley Sweeney
Kunio Katsuragi, Oilfield Researcher LaSalle Ishii
Leo Asimov, Robotics PhD Leo Meneghetti
Hiroshi Imai, Robot Engineer Takeno Isao
Yuri Katagiri, Robot Engineer Shinobu Nakayama
Hosono, Center for Psychic Development Chief Tadao Takashima
Psychic Schoolteachers Sayaka Osawa, Keiko Imamura
Andy Johnson, Original Garuda Pilot Andy Smith

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Box Office

Release Date: December 11th, 1993 (Japan)
Budget: ¥1,000,000,000 / $9,500,000 (Rough Figure)
Attendance: 3,800,000 (Japan)
Distribution Earning: ¥1,870,000,000 / $18,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Toho Stock Footage



DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Tristar (2005) Order
Japan Region 2 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Toho (2002)
Japan Region 4 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Madman (2006)
Japan Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Toho (2009)
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Sony (2014) Order

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Background and Trivia

  • Toho submitted the film to the US copyright office on February 20th, 1996 with the registration number of PA0000796966. The movie was submitted under its new preferred English title, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, as opposed to its original international title, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. The registration also included an alternate title of Godzilla vs. Super-Mechagodzilla, with a hyphen. Given that Toho's registration for Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) included its US title before Tristar's home video release, it's possible that Godzilla vs. Super-Mechagodzilla was considered as an American title for the movie.
  • Nippon Steel Communications promoted the film with an ad under the banner "Nippon Steel Life" (日鉄ライフ - Nittetsu Raifu), which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Godzilla character.
  • The initial teaser trailer for the movie heavily featured footage from Gunhed (1989), juxtaposing scenes of the machines using weaponry and Godzilla being hit.
  • Featured the first digital soundtrack of the Godzilla franchise. This detail is noted in G-Fan #41, published in 1999.
  • Kazuo Miyauchi's sound work on the film was nominated for a Japanese Academy Award. This is noted on the page for the 17th Japanese Academy Awards.

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Reviews

Miles Imhoff Star Rating
April 9, 2005