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Writer:
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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Entertainining in general, with one "standout" scene 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

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
Yonejirô Saitô .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tadashi Yamauchi 
 
Cinematography by
Nobuo Munekawa 
 
Film Editing by
Tatsuji Nakashizu 
 
Production Management
Yonejirô Saitô .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Masao Ôsumi .... 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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Aspect Ratio:
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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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Entertainining in general, with one "standout" scene, 30 November 2005
Author: Skragg from United States

In spite of being a fan of these Japanese monster movies, I saw it for the first time (that I know of) less than a year ago. (I'm referring to the "American" version.) It was pretty entertaining in general, but there was one thing that stood out for me, and that was a comedy scene (and I don't mean an "unintentionally funny" one). Early on in the movie, the monster was mistaken for a UFO, and there was a televised debate between an astronomer and a ufologist (a traditional set of antagonists, in and out of fiction). I'm not sure about the astronomer, but the ufologist was played by Alan Oppenheimer (he wasn't in the credits, but there's no mistaking him if you've seen a lot of sitcoms). Anyway, the debate got out of hand in a comical way, with both men getting really frantic to win it (maybe whoever wrote the scene was neutral about the UFO subject), and to me, it was funnier than 90 per cent of those comedy scenes about UFO's that you see now (with their overworked jokes about "probes" and abducted hillbillies and so on). Anyway, that's what the original "Gamera" means to me.

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