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Daikaijû Gamera (1965)

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From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eiji Funakoshi ...
Dr. Hidaka
Harumi Kiritachi ...
Kyoke Yamamoto
Junichirô Yamashiko ...
Aoyagi
Yoshiro Uchida ...
Toshio Sakurai
Michiko Sugata ...
Nobuyo Sakurai
Yoshirô Kitahara ...
Mr. Sakurai
Jun Hamamura ...
Professor Murase
Kenji Ôyama ...
Minister of Defense
Munehiko Takada ...
Soviet Representative
Yoshio Yoshida ...
Eskimo Chief
Jun Osanai ...
Chidori Maru Captain
Daihachi Kita ...
Chidori Maru Navigator
Kazuo Mori ...
Chidori Maru Radioman
Kôji Fujiyama ...
U.S. Arctic Base Commander
Osamu Ôkawa ...
U.S. Air Base Radar Technician
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Storyline

A nuclear explosion in the far north unleashes Gamera, the legendary flying turtle, from his sleep under the ice. In his search for energy, Gamera wreaks havoc over the entire world, and it's up to the scientists, assisted by a young boy with a strange sympathic link to the monster, to put a stop to Gamera's rampage. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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15 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This is the only film in the Gamera series that was filmed in black and white. See more »

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In the English language version, special effects director Yonesaburo Tsukiji is mistakenly credited as Yonesaburg Tsukiji. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[English version]
Alex: Here we are. It looks wild, huh?
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Gamera Begins
3 May 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Rival Japanese studio Daiei, in an effort to compete with Toho studios' Godzilla franchise, created Gamera, a giant prehistoric turtle that is jet-propelled and determined to destroy Japan, and anything else in its way. A young Japanese boy, obsessed with turtles, believes that Gamera is really his pet turtle grown gigantic, and decides to befriend him, after it seemed like it spared his life. The military and scientists are not so friendly however... Filmed in Black & White like the first two Godzilla pictures, film isn't bad, though the idea of a giant threatening turtle took some getting used to! First in an annual series of films that ran several years.


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