Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

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Mothra Films
Mothra
Rebirth of Mothra
Rebirth of Mothra II
Toho Company, Limited Monster Movie
Japanese poster for Rebirth of Mothra
Rebirth of Mothra
Alternate Titles
Flagicon Japan.png Mothra (1996)
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Directed by Okihiro Yoneda
Produced by Hiroaki Kitayama
Shogo Tomiyama
Written by Masumi Suetani
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Toshiyuki Watanabe, Akiko Yano
Distributor TohoJP
TriStar PicturesUS
Rating Unrated
Box Office $10,000,000
Running Time 104 minutesJP
(1 hour, 44 minutes)
103 minutesUS
(1 hour, 43 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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War, in order to protect! (守るために、戦う!)
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Rebirth of Mothra (モスラ,   Mosura, lit. Mothra) is a 1996 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Toho, and the first entry in the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy. The film was released to Japanese theaters on December 14, 1996.

Plot

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Staff

Main article: Rebirth of Mothra/Credits#Ending Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Sayaka Yamaguchi   as   Lora
  • Megumi Kobayashi   as   Mona
  • Aki Hano   as   Belvera
  • Kazuki Futami   as   Taiki Goto
  • Maya Fujisawa   as   Wakaba Goto
  • Hitomi Takahashi   as   Makiko Goto
  • Kenjiro Nashimoto   as   Yuichi Goto
  • Nagare Hagiwara   as   Yoshinori Tagawa
  • Hiroko Tanaka   as   Madoka Shiraishi
  • Kyokei Arakawa   as   Masayuki Kichijoji
  • Akira Terao   as   Doctor
  • Sudo Mariko   as   Stewardess

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Gallery

Main article: Rebirth of Mothra/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: Rebirth of Mothra (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Mothra (Mosura; Literal Japanese Title)
  • Mothra: The Queen of Monsters (Japanese VHS and Laserdisc title)
  • Mothra: The Seal of the Elias (Mothra: Das Siegel der Elias; Germany)

Theatrical Releases

  • Japan - December 14, 1996

U.S. Release

Rebirth of Mothra was released on DVD by TriStar Pictures in 2000, packaged with Rebirth of Mothra II. It premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel on May 31, 2003, the same day as the other two films in the trilogy. All three films were included in a 2014 Sony Blu-ray set, which finally made the Japanese language track available in the U.S.

Box Office

The film grossed approximately $10,000,000 at the box office.

Reception

This film is widely praised by both Godzilla and Mothra fans alike.

Video Releases

Tristar DVD (2000)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Special Features: None
  • Notes: Packaged with Rebirth of Mothra II.

Toho DVD (2006, 2013, 2015)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Audio commentary by director Okihiro Yoneda and cinematographer Yoshinori Sekiguchi, scans of the theatrical pamphlet, making-of featurette, trailers and TV spots, booklet

Sony Pictures Blu-ray + Digital HD (2014)

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese (DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Special Features: Four trailers for Rebirth of Mothra, four trailers for Rebirth of Mothra II, three trailers for Rebirth of Mothra III
  • Notes: Packaged with Rebirth of Mothra II and Rebirth of Mothra III.

Toho Blu-ray (2017)

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 3
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Audio commentary by director Okihiro Yoneda and cinematographer Yoshinori Sekiguchi, scans of the theatrical pamphlet, making-of featurette, trailers and TV spots, booklet, image gallery
  • Notes: Packaged with Rebirth of Mothra II and Rebirth of Mothra III.

Videos

Trailers

Japanese Rebirth of Mothra trailer
Rebirth of Mothra early newsflash/special announcement


Trivia

Comments

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Titan of Water

2 months ago
Score 1
Just got finished watching the movie. It was meh. None of the main characters were interesting, the fairies acting was super hammy, especially belvera, and the cgi made me question if I’m on drugs. It’s themes are Godzilla vs Hedorah level of subtle. On the positive side, the practical effects are better than Godzilla vs Mothra 1992 and the interactions between Mothra and her child did move me. There is a subtle aspect buried beneath all the throat shoving, that being Mothra having a symbiotic relationship with nature with Desghidorah is a parasite. The greatest gripe I have with this fill is the final battle. It’s completely one sided and doesn’t last very long. Hopefully that gets better in the second one.
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
Score 0
The second one is definitely superior.
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MINEZILLA

5 months ago
Score 0
Great Movie, 10/10!
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