Daikaiju Disaster Control: Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995)

Godzilla, with a nuclear reactor in place of his heart, is experiencing a melt-down- physically.  At the same time, a creature that remained untouched for millennia is evolving rapidly thanks to the results of the Oxygen Destroyer of the original Godzilla movie.  The kaiju spawn of this creature are the latest beings to terrorize Tokyo, and what’s worse is that they might be the only thing standing between the Earth, and devastation at the hands of the largest nuclear explosive known to man- the King of Monsters himself.

Godzilla vs Destoroyah is unique in a lot of ways.  First off, while the standard approach to the Godzilla movies for years has been reboot, vaguely related semi-sequel, reboot, reboot, this film takes into accout as much Godzilla continuity as possible.  Also, it’s unique in that, while the title villain has a relatively normal name (in the film he’s referred to as first “Oxygen Destroyer” and then simply “Destroyer”), the title is particularly not so.  It’s hard to tell, was this a translational error?  A copyright issue? Continue reading