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About Godzilla vs Destoroyah

I got the pictures, sound clips, music, locations, commentary, synopsis, reviews, collectibles, links, etc…

But how could I be the quintessential page for Godzilla vs Destoroyah unless I had some information on the movie itself? So, here it all is: Everything you ever wanted to know about the movie, but were afraid to ask. And since I knew you might be afraid to ask, I set this up in an FAQ format.

The Movie and the Production sections are somewhat discretionary terms, so think of it this way: Movie is everything in the screen, whereas Production is everything that happened outside of the screen. The G-Fans section is worth a look for Godzilla fans and non-Godzilla fans alike, as I tackle perceptions of this and some other Godzilla movies. The Critique deals with thoughts on the movie and discussions I've had with some of my G-friends. Finally, About the Michael just gives some info on me and my page.

Godzilla 1954 and Godzilla's Death deal with the two most important themes of the movie. They are in a different format with pictures. I also added the Alternate Ending, since it seemed more appropriate here.

About the Movie

About the Michael

About the Production

Godzilla's Death

About the G-Fans

Alternate Ending

About the Critique

Gojira (1954)


At times, I will be adding new questions and answers as I learn more. The updates will be in this blue font.

Even though I may be the font from which all wisdom flows, I did get some help. Sources include (but are not limited to) the following (see also my Links page):

  • Jim Walsh of UNSC Ogasawara Island and G Project
  • Aaron Smith of MonsterZero
  • Jim Cirronella of Club Daikaiju
  • Dave Milner's Kaiju Conversations interviews
  • Friends Mark Christensen, Bruce Sussman, and Rossana Ganuza
  • G-Fan magazine (esp issues #17-20)
  • The Godzilla Compendium by Lees and Cerasini (Random House 1998)
  • A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series by David Kalat (McFarland 1997)
  • Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G" by Steve Ryfle (ECW Press 1999)

The above books have sections on Godzilla vs Destoroyah, but sometimes they are a bit small. As the books cover 22+ movies, that is meant as an observation, rather than a complaint. However, seeing as this was an important Godzilla movie: being his "last one" (at the time), having a return to his 1954 origins, recalling the nuclear theme (none besides 1954 and 1985 covered it as extensively), and ultimately, featuring Godzilla's death; one would assume this movie would get a more significant write-up.

Of course, I'll concede I have a bit of a bias here.

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