Mothra vs. Godzilla
Director: Ishirō Honda Run Time: 89 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1964 Language: Japanese
Starring: Akira Takarada, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara, Yū Fujiki, Yuriko Hoshi
In a battle of the titans, who will win? Our money is on the audience. Bad boy Godzilla faces off with goody-goody Mothra, the giant nectar-guzzling hexapod, in an epic throwdown for the ages. Toss in some poignant commentary on man’s exploitative relationship to nature and capacity for evil gleaned from nuclear warfare — courtesy of original GODZILLA director Ishihiro Honda, a procession of dazzling special effects, and what you’ve got is simply one of the greatest kaiju brawls ever produced by the legendary Toho Studios.
In Japanese with English subtitles.