In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated.... See full summary »
When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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