MOTHRA (1961)

Director Ishiro Honda
Year 1961
Starring Takashi Shimura, Frankie Sakai, Emi Ito and Yumi Ito
Rating UR
Run Time 101min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

More Info IMDb

Based upon a serialized novel entitled The Luminous Fairies and Mothra by Shinichiro Nakamura, Takehiko Fukunaga, and Yoshie Hotta, 1961's MOTHRA introduces an altogether different breed of Showa-era daikaiju into the radiation-riddled tokusatsu universe of rubber monsters.

She also does not needlessly stomp around bustling cities unless she has a reason: namely, to protect her loyal followers. While MOTHRA does not lead up to a battle royale, it is the story of a giant moth on a rescue mission. If that doesn't sound like pure cinema magic to you, you need a bigger mind. Compared to the other Toho daikaiju, Mothra may seem peaceful, but do not be fooled by her elegant exterior -- when backed into a corner, this lepidopteran proves totally lethal!!! (Sam Prime)

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