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
- At the beginning Godzilla vs. Mothra's production schedule, an unknown party stole the GhidoGoji suit from Toho Studios before it could be used in several scenes too strenuous for the new BatoGoji suit. It was eventually discovered on the shore of Lake Okutama by an old woman. Members of Koichi Kawakita's special effects team were reportedly disappointed at its return, due to the amount of time required to repair the damage it had sustained. It can be seen in the completed film fighting the larval Battra underwater, rising from the erupting Mount Fuji, and falling to the ground after Battra drops the top of the Yokohama Landmark Tower onto it.
- BioGoji was the second suit built for Godzilla vs. Biollante. The first attempt was deemed unacceptable, presumably by special effects director Koichi Kawakita, and appeared only in publicity photos and the scene when Godzilla approaches the Twin 21 Towers. It had a flatter head, a thicker neck, and slimmer thighs than the BioGoji.
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