BioGoji / GhidoGoji
- 1 Name
- 2 Detail
- 3 Use in Other Media
- 4 Gallery
- 4.1 Production
- 4.2 Screenshots
- 4.3 Post-Production
- 4.4 Merchandise
- 5 Videos
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
- 8 Comments
In Godzilla vs. Biollante, the BioGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name in the film it appeared in, Biollante (ビオランテ?), and Goji, which comes from BioranteGodzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ?).
In 1989, Godzilla was given a whole new look yet again, an overall design which would set the trend for the rest of Godzilla's suits featured in the Heisei era. To convey a feeling of mass and power, the head was reduced and the neck elongated. The face was also changed and appeared to be more feline in appearance. Significant musculature was added, particularly around the chest and thigh area. The irises were enlarged to fill most of the eye sockets, projecting the impression of mammalian cunning. The fangs were eliminated once again, but Godzilla's teeth were increased to include a double row of sharp teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. The lateral dorsal fins were also enlarged almost to the size of the center row. Just like the previous suit, this one also weighed 242 pounds, but this time the suit was actually built to fit suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma, making it much easier for the actor to move. A second suit used in filming water scenes was also built, weighing 176 pounds.
A puppet was also created of Godzilla's head, neck and shoulders, used in close up shots.
Use in Other Media
Kenpachiro Satsuma falls into the water during filming, requiring a team to help pull the suit back up
Kenpachiro Satsuma dances in the BioGoji suit between takes
The cover for the soundtrack of Godzilla vs. Biollante
The cover for the soundtrack of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla: High Grade Set 5 Godzilla '89
Diamond Select Godzilla 1989 vinyl figure bank
Diamond Select Godzilla 1989 vinyl bust bank
S.H. MonsterArts Light Sound Songs Godzilla 1989
X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1989
X-Plus 25cm Battle-damaged Godzilla 1989
X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1989
X-Plus Real Master Series Polyresin Godzilla 1989
X-Plus 30cm Yuji Sakai Model Collection Godzilla 1989
X-Plus 30cm Yuji Sakai Model Collection Godzilla 1991
Battle Spirits BSC26 Godzilla (1989) card
- On March 17, 1992, someone snuck into Toho's special effects department and stole this suit from Toho Studios and it remained stolen for several weeks. Ultimately, an old lady discovered this stolen suit laying on a beach near Tokyo Bay in a poor state. It was returned to Toho and repaired in time to be used in both the underwater fight sequence with the larval Battra, and for Godzilla's rise from the erupting Mt. Fuji in Godzilla vs. Mothra, its last film appearance before a well-earned retirement.
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