After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.
Godzilla vs. Biollante (Gojira tai Biorante) is a 1989 Japanese sci-fi horror tokusatsu kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 17th film in the Godzilla franchise and the second film in the Heisei series. The film is written and directed by Kazuki Ōmori and stars Kunihiko Mitamura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Masanobu Takashima, Megumi Odaka, Toru Minegishi, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Yoshiko Kuga, Ryunosuke Kaneda and Koji Takahashi. The film was released in Japan on December 16, 1989 and was released direct to video in the United States in November 25, 1992 through HBO Video. The film was selected as the best Godzilla film, based on a vote by fans and judges, in July 19, 2014.