GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (1989)
Following the events of The Return of Godzilla in which Godzilla laid waste to Tokyo before being lured to his apparent death in the fiery pit of Mt. Mihara, cleanup crews are sifting through the rubble of Tokyo collecting Godzilla skin cells for scientific study. However, Japan's not the only world power interested in the world-altering potential of Godzilla research. Some are even willing to kill for it. Armed agents employed by the US genetic engineering firm Bio-Major attempt to steal one of the samples but are in turn gunned down by an assassin and mercenary named SSS9 who is working for the Middle Eastern nation of Saradia. In Saradia, Japanese geneticist Genshiro Shiragami (Kôji Takahashi) and his daughter Erika (Yasuko Sawaguchi) are tasked with using the stolen Godzilla cells to breed a species of vegetation that will grow in the harsh Saradian deserts. Their work is cut short, however, when a bombing orchestrated by Bio-Major destroys the research facility and kills Erika.
|Agent SSS9: License to Rock Driving Gloves|
|Now that's what I call "Flower Power"|
|Bigger and Badder than Ever|
|What big teeth you have!|
Since Godzilla vs. Biollante didn't do well enough at the box office in Japan, Toho was hesitant to put Godzilla up against anymore new monster creations. In order to improve the marquee value of its sequel, Toho decided to revive some of its classic monster characters. The first to get a modern upgrade would be everyone's favorite three-headed dragon of destruction. Next time for 30 Days of Godzilla, we'll look at the 1991 monster spectacle GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH