History Film / MothraVsGodzilla

15th Apr '16 9:24:46 PM Chris
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It is the first movie in the franchise to have been brought overseas to the U.S. without excessive re-editing, remaining mostly intact other than a few cuts here and there and the obvious DubNameChange, in addition to the inclusion a scene cut from the Japanese release, intended only for export.

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It is the first movie in the franchise to have been brought overseas to the U.S. without excessive re-editing, remaining mostly intact other than a few cuts here and there and the obvious DubNameChange, title change, in addition to the inclusion a scene cut from the Japanese release, intended only for export.



* DeathByMaterialism: Kumayama and Torahata.



* DubNameChange: Averted with the U.S. version. While the title does change Mothra's name to "The Thing", the movie itself sort of combines both into a full name, with the characters referring to her as "Mothra, the Thing".



* DeathByMaterialism: Kumayama and Torahata.
19th Oct '15 5:23:11 PM ultimomant
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The film also marked actor Akira Takarada's first return to the franchise since the orignal ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. He would later appear in ''Film/MonsterZero'', ''Film/GodzillaVsTheSeaMonster'', the film's [[Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth '90s remake]], and ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.

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The film also marked actor Akira Takarada's first return to the franchise since the orignal ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. He would later appear in ''Film/MonsterZero'', ''Film/GodzillaVsTheSeaMonster'', ''Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster'', ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep'', the film's [[Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth '90s remake]], and ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.
1st Sep '15 3:18:11 PM Kervinle2500
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The film dreads towards cynicism due to having no way of defeating Godzilla. However, it end a rather high note as the Mothra twins managed to defeat Godzilla.
17th May '15 8:41:09 PM SolipSchism
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* MultistageTeleport: The Shobijin travel this way due to the limited distance their teleportation allows. Being little wingless fairies, they have to rely on short-range teleportation to move long distances faster and more safely. For moving across lengthier distances, like from their homeland of Infant Island to Japan and back, they ask the help of humans or Mothra herself.
8th Dec '14 10:19:57 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* RearrangeTheSong: Godzilla's theme has been altered somewhat radically, with a more menacing arrangement for the famous opening portion, and a more focused rewrite of the march segment, which stands in as the JSDF's theme.

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* RearrangeTheSong: Godzilla's theme has been altered somewhat radically, altered, with a more menacing arrangement for the famous opening portion, and a more focused rewrite of the march segment, which stands in as the JSDF's theme.
3rd Dec '14 1:19:48 PM SpaceHunterM
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-->-- '''Junko'''

The fourth film in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise, ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'' (initially released in the states as "Godzilla Vs. The Thing") marked a brief snap-back in the franchise. While the previous film went on to become the highest grossing entry of all time, it was more of an action adventure film with some comedic touches more prominent in the Japanese version. ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'' brings back a scarier, antagonistic Godzilla, who terrorizes Japan, with the only hope being another Creator/{{Toho}} superstar: Mothra. Known as ''[[NamesTheSame Mosura tai Gojira]]'' in Japan. It's also the first movie in the franchise to have been brought over seas without excessive editing, remaining mostly intact other than a few cuts here and there and the obvious DubNameChange ([[RegionalBonus the american version even had an additional scene that the japanese version lacked]]).

It also marked actor Akira Takarada's first return to the franchise since the orignal ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. He would later appear in ''Film/MonsterZero'', ''Film/GodzillaVsTheSeaMonster'', the film's [[Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth '90s remake]], and ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.

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-->-- '''Junko'''

'''Junko''', in the English version.

The fourth film in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise, ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'' (initially released in the states as "Godzilla Vs. ''Godzilla vs. The Thing") Thing'') marked a brief snap-back in the franchise. While the previous film went on to become the highest grossing entry of all time, it was more of an action adventure film with some comedic touches more prominent in the Japanese version. ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'' brings back a scarier, antagonistic Godzilla, who terrorizes Japan, with the only hope being another Creator/{{Toho}} superstar: Mothra. Known as ''[[NamesTheSame Mosura tai Gojira]]'' in Japan. It's also Japan.

It is
the first movie in the franchise to have been brought over seas overseas to the U.S. without excessive editing, re-editing, remaining mostly intact other than a few cuts here and there and the obvious DubNameChange ([[RegionalBonus DubNameChange, in addition to the american version even had an additional inclusion a scene that cut from the japanese version lacked]]).

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Japanese release, intended only for export.

The film
also marked actor Akira Takarada's first return to the franchise since the orignal ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]''. He would later appear in ''Film/MonsterZero'', ''Film/GodzillaVsTheSeaMonster'', the film's [[Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth '90s remake]], and ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Certainly less cheery than the joyrides of ''King Kong vs. Godzilla''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Certainly less cheery than While humor is juxtaposed in a very similar fashion to the joyrides of ''King Kong vs. Godzilla''.previous film, ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' didn't have an onscreen murder.



* DaEditor: Chief Editor Arota, played by Toho sci-fi regular Jun Tazaki.

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* DaEditor: Chief Editor Arota, Sakai's editor Maruta, played by Toho sci-fi regular Jun Tazaki.



* {{Eagleland}}: A solid Type 1 example in the American cut. The American navy not only lends Japan its new Frontier missiles to use on Godzilla, but its leaders urge the Japanese military to take steps to avoid collateral damage from its destructive power. It ultimately proves [[ShootingSuperman about as useful as one would expect]], but it's the thought that counts.

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* {{Eagleland}}: A solid Type 1 example in the American cut. The American navy not only lends Japan its new Frontier missiles to use on Godzilla, but its leaders urge the Japanese military to take steps to avoid collateral damage from its destructive power. It ultimately proves [[ShootingSuperman about as useful as one would expect]], useless, but it's the thought that counts.counts.
* DeathByMaterialism: Kumayama and Torahata.



* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Averted again, though only partially. The military comes ''very'' close to actually killing Godzilla with thousand volt currents of crackling death, but a last minute, extremely poor decision-making lets the trope play itself straight.
** In the American cut, there's a scene where the US Navy bombards Godzilla from the ocean with a MacrossMissileMassacre. And it works! Or at least it success in knocking the Big G flat on his ass and leaves him flailing around like an overturned turtle. However, instead of continuing the assault while he's down, they inexplicably stop firing, presumably allowing him to get up and recover offscreen.

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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Averted again, though only partially. The military comes ''very'' close to actually killing Godzilla with thousand million volt currents of crackling death, but a last minute, extremely poor decision-making lets the trope play itself straight.
** In the American cut, there's a scene where the US Navy bombards Godzilla from the ocean with a MacrossMissileMassacre. And it works! Or at least it success in knocking the Big G flat on his ass and leaves him flailing around like an overturned turtle. However, instead of continuing the assault while he's down, they inexplicably stop firing, presumably allowing him to get up and recover offscreen.
straight.



* MacrossMissileMassacre: The frontier missile sequence, filmed exclusively for the US cut, features the United States Navy basically unleashing a near endless barrage of explosive projectiles at the big lizard.



* RegionalBonus: The american version released by AIP had an added scene featuring american actors, and battleships firing upon Godzilla.
* RunningGag: Nakamura's seemingly unending obsession with eggs.

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* RegionalBonus: The american version released by AIP had an added scene featuring american actors, and battleships firing upon Godzilla.
* RunningGag: Nakamura's seemingly unending obsession with eggs.



* TooLongDidntDub: It would seem Titra Sound forgot to dub Torahata's obscenity ("Chikusho!") during his confrontation with Kumayama.
26th Nov '14 11:37:51 PM Kooshmeister
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* MacrossMissileMassacre: The frontier missile sequence, filmed exclusively for the US cut, features the United States Navy basically unleashing a near endless barrage of explosive projectiles at the big lizard.
26th Nov '14 11:35:36 PM Kooshmeister
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** In the American cut, there's a scene where the US Navy bombards Godzilla from the ocean with a MacrossMissileMassacre. And it works! Or at least it success in knocking the Big G flat on his ass and leaves him flailing around like an overturned turtle. However, instead of continuing the assault while he's down, they inexplicably stop firing, presumably allowing him to get up and recover offscreen.
26th Nov '14 11:33:39 PM Kooshmeister
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Both Nakamura the egg-loving reporter and Torahata the greedy businessman have the first name Jiro.
7th Sep '14 12:29:30 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:220: The bug got top billing, [[{{Godzilla}} but we know who the real star is.]]]]

--> "''Are you going to allow innocent men to die alongside guilty men? You have no right to decide that! That right is sacred!''"
--> ~ Junko

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[[caption-width-right:220: The bug got top billing, [[{{Godzilla}} [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} but we know who the real star is.]]]]

--> -> "''Are you going to allow innocent men to die alongside guilty men? You have no right to decide that! That right is sacred!''"
--> ~ Junko
-->-- '''Junko'''
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