Release Date: May 19th, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 1998
PG-13|2 hr 18 min
During a nuclear test, the French government inadvertently mutates a lizard nest; years later, a giant lizard makes its way to New York City. Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick), an expert on the effects of radiation on animals, is sent by the U.S. government to study the beast. When the creature, dubbed "Godzilla" by news outlets, emerges, a massive battle with the military begins. To make matters worse, Niko discovers that Godzilla has laid a nest of 200 eggs, which are ready to hatch.
Director: Roland Emmerich
Production Co: Centropolis Film Productions, Fried Films, Independent Pictures, TriStar Pictures
Distributors: Columbia Pictures