Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Japan Release: 2000
Running Time:
105 minutes

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus


Japanese Title

ゴジラ X メガギラス G消滅作戦
[Gojira X Megagirasu: G Shometsu Sakusen]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho

In 1954, Godzilla first appears and attacks Tokyo, engulfing the city in flames. Japan rebuilds, but in 1966 reawakens Godzilla after establishing a nuclear power plant. The creature attacks Tokai, destroying the plant. The country then seeks to avoid nuclear energy, but finds itself unable to power the nation. In 1996, a breakthrough discovery is made from a new power source: plasma energy. Unfortunately, this too awakens the King of the Monsters, who attacks Osaka and the building storing the technology. As collateral damage, Kiriko Tsujimori's commanding officer is killed, causing a vendetta between her and Godzilla. Five years later, the G-Graspers, a group meant to deal with Godzilla, begin testing a new weapon: the Dimension Tide which creates miniature black holes. Its their hope that this will finally kill Godzilla. However, the test awakens a different, ancient evil...

Live Action Science Fiction KaijuGodzilla

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

Titles

International Title

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Initial US Title

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
US Distributor: Tristar (2003) / Time: 88 Minutes

Alternate Titles

Godzilla X Megaguirus: G Extermination Strategy
[Literal translation]

GXM
[Abbreviated Title]


Aliens, SDF & Misc.

SGS



Staff

Cast

Directed by Masaaki Tezuka
Writing credits Hiroshi Kashiwabara, Wataru Mimura
Produced by Shogo Tomiyama
Music by Michiru Oshima
Stock Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Masahiro Kishimoto
Film Editing by Yoshiyuki Okuhara
Production Design by Takeshi Shimizu
Director of Special Effects Kenji Suzuki
Assistant Director of Special Effects Kiyotaka Taguchi
Kiriko Tsujimori, G-Grasper Leader Misato Tanaka
Hajime Kudo Shosuke Tanihara
Motohiko Sugiura Masatoh Eve
Yoshino Yoshizawa, Doctor Yuriko Hoshi
Takuji Miyagawa Toshiyuki Nagashima
Kaoru Hayasaka Kazuko Katou
Kaoru's Son Suzuki Hiroyuki
Government Official Koichi Ueda
Kid's TV Host Koichi Yamadera
Narrator Yusaku Yara
Teacher Masaaki Tezuka

Posters


Box Office

Release Date: December 16th, 2000 (Japan)
Budget: ¥950,000,000 / $8,300,000 (Rough Figure)
Attendance: 1,350,000 (Japan)
Total: ¥1,200,000,000 / $10,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Toho Stock Footage



DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Tristar (2004) Order
Japan Region 2 Godzilla X Megaguirus: G Extermination Strategy Toho (2001)
Japan Region 2 Godzilla X Megaguirus: G Extermination Strategy - Standard Disc Toho (2002)
Australia Region 3 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Universe Laser (2001) Order
United States Region 4 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Madman (2005)
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Sony (2014) Order

CD Soundtracks


Background and Trivia

  • Toho submitted the film to the US copyright office on December 26th, 2000 with the registration number of PA0001035743. The title used was its international one, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, with Godzilla X Megaguirus listed as an alternate.
  • The first Godzilla movie to feature a post credits scene.
  • According to producer Shogo Tomiyama, the X in the Japanese title was introduced as he wanted to give Japanese fans another way to refer to the series. This is because even though the Heisei series has Heisei as a name many Japanese fans refer to it as the "vs" series, due to the way that the movie titles use the English "vs" (as opposed to the Showa films which use 対 or "Tai"). The alternative reason was simply that Tomiyama felt it looked "cool" in the title. Noted in Fangoria #204.

Concept Art


Reviews

Miles Imhoff Star Rating
February 18, 2005