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On 29 November 2004, on the same day that Godzilla got his highly publicized star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame (#2270), this film made its world premiere at Grauman’s Chinese
Theater, making this the first time that a Japanese-made Godzilla film made its premiere
outside Japan (where the film was released on 4 December 2004).

When the aliens Xilians invade Earth, they release monsters to destroy the big cities. The
Earth Defense Force formed by mutants is incapable to defeat the creatures. Commander
Douglas Gordon decides to unleash Godzilla that has been trapped for many years to fight
against the monsters. Godzilla becomes the last hope on Earth to vanquish the evil aliens and
the powerful Gigan.

Wars and pollution, relentless fighting and environmental destruction, have all awakened
vicious monsters. Humankind therefore joins forces with one another in order to drive off the
monsters, instead of killing each other. Thus, the Earth Defense Force is born. Meanwhile, a
new race of humans with supernatural abilities, called mutants, was discovered around the
globe. The Earth Defense Force gathers them and puts them into a league called the M
Organization. Their greatest enemy is the king of the monsters who first appeared in 1954,
and have repeatedly threatened the world ever since. His name is...

Godzilla Final Wars (2004)(Toho)

Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
Produced by Shogo Tomiyama
Screenplay by Isao Kiriyama, Wataru Mimura
Narrated by Kōichi Yamadera

Starring
Masahiro Matsuoka
Rei Kikukawa
Don Frye
Kane Kosugi
Maki Mizuno
Kazuki Kitamura

Music by Keith Emerson, Nobuhiko Morino,
Daisuke Yano
Themes: Akira Ifukube
Cinematography Takumi Furuya, Fujio Okawa
Editing by Shūichi Kakesu
Studio Toho
Release dates December 4, 2004 (Japan)

Running time 125 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Budget  $19,500,000
Box office $12 million