Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
Director: Takao Okawara Run Time: 115 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1999
Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Mayu Suzuki, Naomi Nishida, Shirō Sano, Takehiro Murata
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
About the film:
Get ready to crumble! The king of all monsters is back and bigger than ever! The action heats up when a UFO reveals itself as a massive alien monster with awesome destructive powers. The alien monster heads straight for the behemoth Godzilla who’s just crushed the entire city for the battle of the millennium. But Godzilla’s furious heat beam may not be enough to destroy the death-dealing alien, and the future of humankind is in jeopardy.
Now, it’s a bang-up, three-way, no-holds-barred brawl as Godzilla, the alien monster and the courageous citizens of Japan fight an unprecedented battle for survival in this earth-shattering new sci-fi action adventure that will blow you away.
About the filmmaker:
Takao Okawara is a Japanese film director, writer, and producer best known for his work on the Godzilla films. He joined Toho in 1973 as an assistant director, and worked on major films including Akira Kurosawa’s samurai epic Kagemusha (1980) and Koji Hashimoto’s The Return of Godzilla (1984). He made his feature directorial debut with Reiko the Psyche Resurrected (1991), and continued on to direct several Godzilla films, including the successful Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) fan-favorite Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995), and the first film in the Millennium series, Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999), which was his final film. Okawara’s other work includes the Japanese mythology inspired Yamato Takeru (1994) and Abduction (1997), which was nominated for 11 Japan Academy Awards, and won for Best Cinematography, Best Lighting and Best Editing.See our upcoming films