Godzilla: Final Wars
Godzilla - Final Wars (2004)
Title: Godzilla: Final Wars
Directed by: Ryûhei Kitamura
Written by: Isao Kiriyama; Ryûhei Kitamura; Wataru Mimura; Shogo Tomiyama
Produced by: Shogo Tomiyama
Music by: Kîsu Emâson; Nobuhiko Morino; Daisuke Yano
Cinematography: Takumi Furuya
Edited by: Shûichi Kakesu
Distributed by: Toho Company, Ltd.
Released: December 4th, 2004
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 125 min.
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Budget: $19,500,000 [1]
Gross: ¥931,743,164
$9,167,302 [1]
Previous: Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
Next: Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla: Final Wars is a Japanese science fiction film of the daikaiju ("giant monster") subgenre. It is the twenty-eighth film in the Godzilla film series and the sixth and final film in the Millennium series. The movie was directed by Ryûhei Kitamura with a screenplay written by Kitamura and Isao Kiriyama based on a story treatment by Wataru Mimura and Shogo Tomiyama. It was produced and distributed by Toho Pictures and premiered in Hollywood, California on November 29th 2004, pre-dating its official Japanese release by a matter of days. It was released in Japan on December 4th 2004. This film was released to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Godzilla, which made its first rumblings back in 1954 with the inaugural film, Gojira.

Cast Edit

Note: The entire cast list is too extensive to list here in its entirety. The following is the top twelve billed cast members from the film.

Actor Role
Masahiro Matsuoka Shin'ichi Ôzaki
Rei Kikukawa Miyuki Otonnashi
Don Frye Douglas Gordon
Maki Mizuno Anna Otonashi
Kazuki Kitamura Controller of Planet X
Kane Kosugi Katsunori Kazama
Kumi Mizuno Akiko Namikawa
Akira Takarada Naotarô Daigo
Kenji Sahara Hachirô Jingûji
Masakatsu Funaki Officer Kumasaka
Masami Nagasawa Shobijin
Chihiro Nagasawa Shobijin

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The Godzilla: Final Wars: Music from the Motion Picture official soundtrack was produced by Victor Records and featured the film score work of Keith Emerson, Nobuhiko Morino, and Daisuke Yano. It was first released in Japan on December 22nd, 2004. A three-disc expansion set, produced as part of Godzilla's 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box Set, which was released in 2010.
  • The song played during Godizlla's battle with his American counterpart, Zilla, in New York City is "We're All to Blame" by Sum 41.

Recommendations Edit

See also Edit


The World of Godzilla

Godzilla miscellaneous

External Links Edit

References Edit

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