Mothra, a giant — you guessed it — moth, was a heroic force with its own movie series, and this film pits the flying insect against our scaly friend with killer halitosis. Featuring kitschy effects (the fairy twins who talk to Mothra have even been parodied on South Park), Godzilla vs. Mothra was directed by Ishirô Honda, making it one of the series’ standouts.
Ishirō Honda (本多 猪四郎 Honda Ishirō), sometimes miscredited in foreign releases as “Inoshiro Honda”, (May 7, 1911 in Yamagata Prefecture – February 28, 1993) was a Japanese film director. His early film career included working as an assistant under the famed director, Akira Kurosawa.
Alongside his film duties, he was drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II in China and was a prisoner there when the war ended.
He is probably best known for his tokusatsu films including several entries in the Godzilla series. He directed the original Godzilla along with King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), All Monsters Attack (1969) and many others until 1975. He also directed such tokusatsu films such as Rodan and Mothra. His last feature film was Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975).
The following years were spent directing various sci-fi TV shows. The superhero shows Return of Ultraman, Mirrorman and Zone Fighter were also his. In addition, he… read more
This page lacking a screenshot is one thing, but this is not the correct title for this feature. The 1964 film is "Mothra vs. Godzilla" (released stateside as "Godzilla vs. The Thing"). While it may be arbitrary, "Godzilla vs. Mothra" is the name of an entirely different film from 1992. As for the film, best Godzilla film of the franchise, bar none. A high water mark all subsequent entries should strive for.