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Nisan Takahashi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 December 1966 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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MST3K Vs. Gamera DVD Review
 (From Collider.com. 16 August 2011, 11:56 AM, PDT)

James Reviews MST3K Vs. Gamera: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. Xxi [DVD Review]
 (From CriterionCast. 2 August 2011, 10:04 PM, PDT)

DVD: DVD: MST3K Vs. Gamera
 (From The AV Club. 26 July 2011, 10:00 PM, PDT)

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Horribly good... but still horrible. See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Ikuji Oka ... U.S. Fighter Pilot
Bokuzen Hidari ... Old Farmer
Fumiko Murata ... Old Farmer's Wife
Shigeru Katô ... Old Farmer's Grandson
Jutarô Hojo ... Self-Defense Force Commander
Daigo Inoue ... Self-Defense Force Adjutant
Takehiko Goto ... Self-Defense Force Cessna Pilot
Chiduru Ko ... Stripper A
Ryoko Oki ... Stripper B
Kenichi Tani ... Officer
Akira Shimizu ... Dancing Youth
Yasuo Araki ... Self-Defense Force Soldier A
Kenji Ohba ... Self-Defense Force Soldier B
Ichigen Ohashi ... Mr. Ueda
Fujii Tatsushi ... Official at Haneda Airport
Yûji Moriya ... News Announcer
Kenichiro Yamane ... Geothermal Station Engineer
Tsutomu Nakata ... Toshio's Uncle
Wakayo Matsumura ... Customer
Misato Kawashima ... Preschool Teacher
Saburo Kurihara ... Ichiro
Tetsuro Takeuchi ... Announcer - Japan Broadcasting Station
Shin Minatsu ... Announcer - Sapporo Broadcasting Station
Rin Sugimori ... Police Station Chief
Shinichi Matsuyama ... Operator A
Toichiro Kagawa ... Operator B
Kyôsuke Shiho ... Fish Seller A
Shunji Sayama ... Fish Seller B
Ken Nakahara ... Fish Seller C
Shigeo Hagiwara ... Child at Lighthouse B
Tetsu Furuya ... Child at Lighthouse C
Osamu Maruyama ... Atomic Energy Research Institute Chief
Toshio Maki ... Atomic Energy Research Institute Staff A
Kazuo Sumida ... Atomic Energy Research Institute Staff B
Ichiro Ise ... Reporter A
Shinji Sayama ... Reporter B
Hajime Munechika ... Reporter C
Tsukako Fujino ... Stewardess
M. Anabai
Richardson ... U.S. Arctic Base Personnel
Streihan ... U.S. Arctic Base Personnel
Ranson ... U.S. Arctic Base Personnel
Brown ... U.S. Arctic Base Personnel
Hartman ... U.S. Arctic Base Personnel
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Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
Writing credits
Nisan Takahashi (screenplay) (as Fumi Takahashi)

Produced by
Sandy Frank .... producer (US version)
Hidemasa Nagata .... producer
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
Yonejiro Saito .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tadashi Yamauchi 
 
Cinematography by
Nobuo Munekawa 
 
Film Editing by
Tatsuji Nakashizu 
 
Production Management
Yonejiro Saito .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Masao Oosumi .... sound recording supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ryosaku Takayama .... monster design
Yonesaburo Tsukiji .... special effects director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gamera" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
Japan:80 min | USA:80 min | USA:86 min (DVD)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
This is the only film in the series in which Gamera does not fight another monster.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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?
Catherine:You can say that again.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Horribly good... but still horrible., 23 September 2011
Author: rickystickyman from Pan-dimensional

Ah classic Gamera. Well this is the first Gamera movie in a relatively large series. Generally the first movie is the best movie in the series, but not so with Gamera. Actually the latest ones are the best, while this one is one of the worst.

The plot revolves around a turtle that can shoot flames from its shell to fly around like a flying saucer... seriously. It's that bad. I really could get into a very large post about all the things wrong with this movie, the first of them being the annoying main character/kid who is entirely stupid and is trying to protect Gamera from the military, while Gamera kills innocent people. The kid says "Gamera saved my life" but Gamera never did! The kid was standing on a tower, Gamera smashed the top of the tower where the kid was standing, and as the kid was about to fall, Gamera catches him, and then drops him. Doesn't sound like a friendly turtle.

Either way this movie is pretty awful and the ending is the funniest thing in movie history. I honestly saw it coming, but it was still funny.

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