Mothra

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

Good Japanese giant-monster epic dubbed into English starring Emi and Yumi Ito as tiny 6-inch twin princesses (who talk and sing in unison) who are taken from their island home and put on display by an unscrupulous nightclub owner in Japan. The girls pray to their god, Mothra, for rescue, while back on the island a giant egg hatches and out crawls a big...read more

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Good Japanese giant-monster epic dubbed into English starring Emi and Yumi Ito as tiny 6-inch twin princesses (who talk and sing in unison) who are taken from their island home and put on display by an unscrupulous nightclub owner in Japan. The girls pray to their god, Mothra, for rescue,

while back on the island a giant egg hatches and out crawls a big caterpillar. The caterpillar makes its way to Tokyo in search of its mistresses and inadvertently destroys much of the city. At one point it spins a cocoon and hatches as a monster-sized moth whose wings create tidal waves and

windstorms that destroy the rest of Japan. Eventually, Mothra lands at the airport and picks up the tiny sisters, and the happy trio heads for home, leaving the Japanese to reconstruct their country one more time. MOTHRA was a departure for Toho Studios because the monster was sympathetic and

didn't really mean to cause death and destruction; it just was too big to gracefully fulfill its rescue mission. Mothra went on to become a "good" monster (as were Gammera and Godzilla) in subsequent movies and went on to help defeat such "bad" monsters as Ghidorah.

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  • Review: Good Japanese giant-monster epic dubbed into English starring Emi and Yumi Ito as tiny 6-inch twin princesses (who talk and sing in unison) who are taken from their island home and put on display by an unscrupulous nightclub owner in Japan. The girls pray… (more)

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