Rent Mothra (1961)

3.4 of 5 from 62 ratings
1h 37min
Rent Mothra (aka Mosura) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called "Shobijin" who guard a sacred egg. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar. When Mothra arrives in Japan and transforms into her final form, the nation and its people face their destruction.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Writers:
Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Shin'ichirô Nakamura, Takehiko Fukunaga
Aka:
Mosura
Studio:
son
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Japan
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/11/2020
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono, Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Both the original Japanese and English release versions of the film
  • Isolated Music and Effects track
  • Brand new audio commentary with film historian and writer David Kalat (Japanese version)
  • Audio commentary with authors and Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski (English version)
  • Kim Newman on 'Mothra': an interview with film critic and author Kim Newman on the history and legacy of Mothra
  • Stills Gallery

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Reviews (1) of Mothra

Entertainingly bizarre - Mothra review by LC

Spoiler Alert
17/03/2021

In many ways this is a re-tread of 'Godzilla', but thankfully there are enough original touches to keep this entertaining. The addition of a pair of tiny singing faeries gives this film a wonderfully bizarre slant, whilst the struggles against the villain who captures them keeps the human characters in the foreground. Some occasionally very obvious modelwork aside, this looks great, and is full of colour. Utterly bonkers, but fun.

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