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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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Dr. Cyclops meets Prof. Quatermass! 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 Oosumi .... sound recording supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ryosaku Takayama .... monster design
Yonesaburo Tsukiji .... special effects director
 

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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:
A sequence with Gamera attacking two strippers in a nightclub was shot, but cut from the final finished version of the film.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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dr. Cyclops meets Prof. Quatermass!, 21 June 2003
Author: reptilicus from Vancouver, Canada

This review is of the American version of the film which has additional scenes offering two of the movies favourite scientists, Albert Dekker (Dr. Cyclops) and Brian Donlevy (Prof. Quatermass) together. Once it became obvious that Toho Studios had a hit with Godzilla other studios wanted their own monsters. Daiei came up with a giant fire breathing, flying turtle. Well, why not? Freed from the arctic ice by (what else?) a nuclear explosion Gammera heads for (you guessed it!) Tokyo to cause the usual panic and destruction. Gammera is not a mutation of atomic radiation (like another giant monster who shall go nameless at this point) he comes from a time so remote in Earth's pre-history that his cell structure differs from all other living things. He gets energy from heat and eats fire to survive! This makes all modern weapons useless. What to do? The military comes up with Plan Z which is surely the most outrageous way of getting rid of a giant monster that has ever been used in a movie! Does it work? Well . . .until the sequel it does! Both versions of this film are fun though I have a preference for the original Japanese versions of all movies of this genre. Actually this movie has many incarnations. This version which was done in 1965, another version with different dubbing done by Sandy Frank in the 1980's and the original, subtitled Japanese version. They vary just enough to make each version original. Gammera, and this is the only movie where his name is spelled with two "m"'s, is a villain in this one but he learns rather quickly to become a good guy in the later sequels. There has been talk for the last 10 years about a movie where Gammera battles Godzilla. Toho Studios claims this will never happen. Still, you never can be sure.

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