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Takao Okawara is a Director Japonais born on 20 december 1949 at Tokyo (Japon)

Takao Okawara

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Nationality Japon
Birth 20 december 1949 (69 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Takao Okawara (大河原 孝夫, , né le 20 décembre 1949 à Tōkyō) est un réalisateur japonais.

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Il a essentiellement réalisé des films fantastiques de style kaiju eiga (films de monstres géants, comme Godzilla, Mothra...).

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Filmography of Takao Okawara (5 films)

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Godzilla 2000: Millennium, 1h47
Directed by Takao Okawara
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, François Chau, Shirō Sano, Masahiko Nishimura, Yutaka Matsushige
Rating61% 3.050193.050193.050193.050193.05019
Godzilla is a literal force of nature to Japan. The Godzilla Prediction Network (GPN) functions independently to study the monster and predict its landfalls. Meanwhile, the scientists of Crisis Control Intelligence (CCI) find a sixty million year old UFO deep in the Japan Trench. As CCI attempts to raise the UFO to study it, it takes off into the sky on its own. Godzilla arrives and battles the Japan Self Defense Forces, now equipped with powerful Full Metal Missiles, but the UFO appears, searching for genetic information that only Godzilla possesses. It defeats Godzilla, driving the monster underwater, and then lands to replenish its solar power.
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, 1h43
Directed by Takao Okawara
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Odaka, Momoko Kôchi, Yōko Ishino, Akira Nakao, Akihiko Hirata, Masahiro Takashima
Rating68% 3.4481553.4481553.4481553.4481553.448155
In 1996, after the death of SpaceGodzilla, Miki Saegusa travels to Birth Island to check on Godzilla and its adopted child, but finds the entire island destroyed. Godzilla appears in Hong Kong, covered in glowing lava-like rashes. It goes on a rampage, causing major collateral damage and killing thousands of civilians. A group of representatives from the Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) hires college student Kenichi Yamane, the grandson of Dr. Kyohei Yamane, to work at the center in an attempt to unravel the mystery of Godzilla's condition. Yamane suspects that Godzilla's heart, which acts as a nuclear reactor, is going through a nuclear meltdown. He theorizes that, when Godzilla's temperature reaches 1,200 degrees Celsius, it will explode with a force approximately "1,000 times greater than all nuclear weapons put together, a burst of power unseen since time began.
Takeru Yamato, 1h44
Directed by Takao Okawara
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Yasuko Sawaguchi, Masahiro Takashima, Hiroshi Abe
Rating62% 3.14643.14643.14643.14643.1464
The movie starts out with the birth of twin princes. Their father, the emperor of Yamato, feels a great loathing for his one child Ousu. Being convinced that this feeling is a premonition, the emperor orders the shaman Tsukinowa to kill the boy, yet his efforts are spoiled by Amano Shiratori, the White Bird of the Heavens. The emperor’s sister, seeing this as a clear sign of divine intervention, takes it upon herself to raise the child. Years later, when the boy has matured into a man, he is given pardon by his father and allowed to return to the castle. Unfortunately, not long after, his mother falls ill and dies mysteriously. This sends his brother into a rage and causing him to attack Ousu, who defends himself and kills his sibling in the process. His father, furious at these events, orders his son to leave the castle and not return until the barbarians living in the Kumaso domain are dealt with. The prince makes haste to complete this task, stopping off at a shrine on his way where, after a quick battle, he befriends Oto who joins him on his journey. They, along with companies Genbu and Seriyu, raid the castle, killing Kumaso Takeru and their god Kumasogami. Following this feat, the prince changes his name to Yamato Takeru, yet fails to win the acceptance of his father. His aunt, though, warns him of a great threat looming overheard, as the god Tsukuyomi is posed to return, endangering the Earth, as Yamato Takeru must prepare to halt this from occurring.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, 1h48
Directed by Takao Okawara
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Odaka, Masahiro Takashima, Shelley Sweeney, Akira Nakao, Kenji Sahara, Shinobu Nakayama
Rating65% 3.2985453.2985453.2985453.2985453.298545
In 1992, the United Nations establishes the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center (UNGCC) to stop Godzilla. The remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah are salvaged from the ocean and used to create two anti-Godzilla machines. The first is a flying gunship called Garuda. The second and more powerful machine, modeled after Godzilla itself, is called Mechagodzilla.
Godzilla vs. Mothra, 1h42
Directed by Takao Okawara
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about insects, Les fées, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Odaka, Satomi Kobayashi, Akiji Kobayashi, Akira Takarada, Susumu Kurobe, Yoshiko Tanaka
Rating61% 3.0994853.0994853.0994853.0994853.099485
In 1993, an asteroid lands in the ocean and awakens Godzilla. The next day, a young man named Takuya Fujita is detained after stealing an ancient artifact. Later, a representative of the Japanese Prime Minister arrives with Takuya's ex-wife, Masako Tezuka, and offers him to explore an island with Masako and Marutomo company secretary, Kenji Ando, and become a free man. Takuya initially turns down the offer, on the basis that he is to be released in another week. But after his ex-wife informs him that his sentence has been reconsidered, he accepts. After the trio arrives at the island, they find a cave behind a waterfall. Inside, they discover ancient paintings, including a picture of two giant insects fighting one another. While studying them, the sun shines through a hole in the wall, and the light points to a small opening in the cave, where they come upon a giant egg. The three hear a pair of voices, which belong to the Cosmos. They keep the earth's natural order in balance, and informs them the egg belongs to Mothra.