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Godzilla 2000 (1999)

ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム (1999)

PG 107 min - Adventure, Horror, Action, Science Fiction - 11 December 1999
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Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga. ゴジラ2000(ミレニアム) (公開日:1999年12月11日) 目撃せよ!ゴジラ新世紀 北海道・納沙布岬に突如出現した巨大な怪獣は、1954年に東京に上陸したゴジラに続く、第2のゴジラであった。一方、日本海溝付近で発見された謎の岩塊から巨大なUFOが出現し、茨城県に出現したゴジラに向け日本上空へと飛来する。かくして、ゴジラ対巨大UFOの戦いが勃発するのであった。やがてUFOは正体を現す。それはゴジラ胎内の細胞を採り入れることで進化する宇宙怪獣オルガであった!Godzilla 2000 (Millennium) Witness! The New Century of Godzilla! Suddenly a new gigantic monster appears in Cape Nosappu of Hokkaido. This is the Second Godzilla since the first Godzilla appeared in Japan in 1954. While a gigantic UFO appears from a mysterious rock in the area of the Japan Trench flying toward in to the Ibaraki prefecture of Japan towards Godzilla. And a battle breaks out between Godzilla and the gigantic UFO. Before long the UFO reveals its true colors. It is space monster Orga who evolved by adapting Godzilla cells. (Released December 11, 1999) Godzilla 2000 was the twenty-third film released in the Godzilla series, and is the only film to feature Orga. The film was released on December 11, 1999. Sony Pictures Entertainment's TriStar division, having the rights to the franchise at the time, released the film in the United States and Canada in August 2000 as Godzilla 2000; the last in the main Godzilla series to make a North American theatrical run until the Legendary Pictures remake. The film ignores continuity established by any previous films, aside from the original. The film was released on DVD by Sony Pictures on December 26, 2000, also under the title Godzilla 2000.

Director:  Takao Okawara
Stars:  Takehiro Murata, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki, Hiroshi Abe, Shirô Sano, Takeshi Ôbayashi, Shirô Namiki, Sakae Kimura, Bengaru, Ken'ichi Nagira, Ken'ichi Ishii, Yoshimasa Kondô, Kôichi Ueda, Yoshiyuki Omori, Masahiko Nishimura, Tsutomu Kitagawa

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Storyline

Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga. ゴジラ2000(ミレニアム) (公開日:1999年12月11日) 目撃せよ!ゴジラ新世紀 北海道・納沙布岬に突如出現した巨大な怪獣は、1954年に東京に上陸したゴジラに続く、第2のゴジラであった。一方、日本海溝付近で発見された謎の岩塊から巨大なUFOが出現し、茨城県に出現したゴジラに向け日本上空へと飛来する。かくして、ゴジラ対巨大UFOの戦いが勃発するのであった。やがてUFOは正体を現す。それはゴジラ胎内の細胞を採り入れることで進化する宇宙怪獣オルガであった!Godzilla 2000 (Millennium) Witness! The New Century of Godzilla! Suddenly a new gigantic monster appears in Cape Nosappu of Hokkaido. This is the Second Godzilla since the first Godzilla appeared in Japan in 1954. While a gigantic UFO appears from a mysterious rock in the area of the Japan Trench flying toward in to the Ibaraki prefecture of Japan towards Godzilla. And a battle breaks out between Godzilla and the gigantic UFO. Before long the UFO reveals its true colors. It is space monster Orga who evolved by adapting Godzilla cells. (Released December 11, 1999) Godzilla 2000 was the twenty-third film released in the Godzilla series, and is the only film to feature Orga. The film was released on December 11, 1999. Sony Pictures Entertainment's TriStar division, having the rights to the franchise at the time, released the film in the United States and Canada in August 2000 as Godzilla 2000; the last in the main Godzilla series to make a North American theatrical run until the Legendary Pictures remake. The film ignores continuity established by any previous films, aside from the original. The film was released on DVD by Sony Pictures on December 26, 2000, also under the title Godzilla 2000.


Collections: Godzilla, Takao Okawara

Tagline: Get ready to crumble.

Details

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Country:   Japan
Language:  Japanese
Release Date:  11 December 1999

Box Office

Budget:  $1,000,000
Revenue:  $10,037,390

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Toho Film (Eiga) Co. Ltd.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 47 min

Story

Godzilla is a literal force of nature to Japan (after the incident in 1954). After Y2K, the Godzilla Prediction Network (GPN) functions independently to study the mutant dinosaur and predict his landfalls. Meanwhile, the scientists of Crisis Control Intelligence (CCI) find a sixty million year old UFO deep in the Japan Trench. As CCI attempts to raise the UFO to study it, it takes off into the sky on its own. Godzilla arrives and battles the Japan Self Defense Forces, now equipped with powerful Full Metal Missiles, but the UFO appears, searching for genetic information that only Godzilla possesses. It fights Godzilla to a standstill, driving the monster underwater, and then lands to replenish its solar power.

Yuji Shinoda, the founder of the GPN, discovers the secret to Godzilla’s regenerative properties (named Organizer G1 in the Japanese version, but Regenerator G1 in the North American release), but so has the UFO. It frees itself from the JSDF’s attempts to contain it, and heads for Shinjuku. After landing atop Tokyo Opera City Tower, it begins to drain all the files about Godzilla from Tokyo’s master computers. CCI attempts to destroy the UFO using explosive charges, but Shinoda, attempting to find out more about the aliens, is nearly caught in the blast. He survives, and joins the rest of the cast on a nearby rooftop, watching the UFO. Almost in response, the UFO broadcasts its message of invasion and creating a new empire on earth, and Shinoda reveals that the aliens are after the regenerative properties contained inside Godzilla’s DNA so that they may use it to re-form their bodies.

Godzilla arrives and again battles the UFO. However, he is subdued by the UFO’s assault, and it absorbs some of his DNA, which the aliens use to reform themselves outside the space ship as the gigantic Millennian. However, earth’s atmosphere is different to the one the Millennian used to live in and so when it exposes itself to the atmosphere, it mutates into a horrible monster named Orga. Godzilla recovers and fights Orga, which calls on the UFO to aid it in battle, but Godzilla destroys it with a blast of his atomic ray. With the UFO decimated, Godzilla continues to strike the alien being, but the damage inflicted is quickly overcome by the creature’s new healing factor, a trait the beast obtained from Godzilla’s DNA. Eventually gaining the upper hand, Orga drains more of Godzilla’s DNA, trying to convert itself into a Godzilla clone. Finally, Orga opens its mouth, intending to swallow Godzilla whole, but Godzilla tricks it by deliberately throwing his head into its throat. While Orga begins to transform, Godzilla unleashes his nuclear pulse, beheading Orga and blowing the alien to bits. Mitsuo Katagiri, head of CCI, dies when Godzilla partially destroys the roof of the building where he, Shinoda and the scientists were observing the battle. The remaining cast on the roof wonders why Godzilla protects them, even though he attacks them and they attack him. They eventually come up with, and agree on, the theory that perhaps “there is a piece of Godzilla in all of us” as Godzilla begins rampaging through Tokyo.

Cast & Characters

篠田雄二:村田雄浩
片桐光男:阿部寛
一ノ瀬由紀:西田尚美
自衛隊第1師団長・高田:中原丈雄
篠田イオ:鈴木麻由
防衛官僚・権野:大林丈史
科学技術庁・塩崎:並樹史朗
警備隊隊長・大川:木村栄
GPN福島スタッフ・園田:ベンガル
篠田酒造番頭:なぎら健壱
オーパーツ編集長:石井愃一
東大教授・稲垣:中村方隆
内閣調査室・皆川:篠塚勝
オーパーツ記者(ケミカル):榊原利彦
灯台の職員:近藤芳正
東海村原発所長の声:上田耕一
パーティの客A:二瓶鮫一
調査船の作業隊長・後藤:新納敏正
京大教授・佐々木:木澤雅博
CCIスタッフA:大森嘉之
下町のオヤジ:中沢青六
高田付幹部:大久保運、児玉徹
GPN松島スタッフ・木村:本田大輔
特殊工作班の隊員:桜井勝
CCIスタッフB:田中優樹
CCI女性職員:吉川美咲
Xビルの通信員:岡真志
片桐付CCI幹部:酒井健太郎
潜水艇のクルーA:井上智之
パーティの客B:名取幸政
CCIスタッフC:奈良朝洋
潜水艇のクルーB:大文字祐介

山梨益孝、高瀬歩、福永大剛、井上顕
石田晃一、谷門進士、森田雅、山田洋
高橋亜子、瀬崎友美、木村公一、菅沼美恵子
白井俊史、松山真、豊下智大、谷畑聡
岡孝俊、玉山博之、松原末成、鈴木雄一郎
下村哲也、木村慶太、住吉俊千、金子基
山崎弘暉、柘植順子、山田めぐみ
外国人レポーター:シェリー・スウェニー
SAM、放映プロジェクト、劇団ひまわり
劇団東俳、テアトルアカデミー、稲川素子事務所
根室市のみなさん、ゴジラサポーターのみなさん
戦車隊隊長:西村雅彦
居酒屋のオカミ:阿知波悟美
漁師:でんでん、有薗芳記
列車の客:村松利史、温水洋一、安斎肇
アナウンサー:吉田照美、小俣雅子
レポーター:笠井信輔、こはたあつこ
マスコミクルー:松重豊
新宿のヤジ馬:デンジャラス
宮坂四郎:佐野史郎

Staff

製作:富山省吾
脚本:柏原寛司、三村渉
音楽:服部隆之
ゴジラテーマ曲:伊福部昭[注 1]
撮影:加藤雄大
美術:清水剛
録音:斉藤禎一
照明:粟木原毅
キャスティング:田中忠雄
編集:奥原好幸
助監督:宮村敏正
製作担当者:金澤清美
アソシエイトプロデューサー:鈴木律子
音楽プロデューサー:北原京子
音響効果:佐々木英世(東洋音響)
スタントコーディネート:釼持誠
監督:大河原孝夫

〈特殊技術〉
特殊技術:鈴木健二
撮影:江口憲一、村川聡
美術:高橋勲
照明:斉藤薫
造型プロデュース:若狭新一
特殊効果:渡辺忠昭
操演:鳴海聡
助監督:近藤孔明
製作担当者:前田光治

〈特殊視覚効果〉
プロデュース:小川利弘
ビュジュアルエフェクトスーパーバイザー:大屋哲男、岸本義幸、小野寺浩
協力:防衛庁
制作協力:東宝映像美術
製作:東宝映画
配給:東宝株式会社

Director: Takao Okawara
Producer: Shogo Tomiyama
Written: Hiroshi Kashiwabara
Wataru Mimura
Starring: Takehiro Murata
Hiroshi Abe
Naomi Nishida
Mayu Suzuki
Shiro Sano
Tsutomu Kitagawa
Makoto Ito
Music: Takayuki Hattori
Cinematography: Katsuhiro Kato
Editing: Yoshiyuki Okuhara
Studio: Toho
Distributor: Toho
Tristar Pictures

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