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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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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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An excellent movie for lovers of the genre. See more (34 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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Aspect Ratio:
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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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An excellent movie for lovers of the genre., 21 July 2005
Author: cloud77712577 from Salisbury Mills, United States

First off, let me begin by saying, you must be a fan of monster movies. Even then, it's a long stretch for some to enjoy this movie. It was basically Godzilla replaced with a flying turtle and pro-environmental message. If this sounds ridiculous, it is. The movie is full of continuity problems, there are blatantly obvious plot holes, the list goes on for quite a ways.

So to enjoy it, what do you need to watch? I say pay attention to all the errors and enjoy yourself. If you try to take this movie seriously, you will be disappointed miserably. However, if you can watch movies with a sense of humor, you could find yourself enjoying this movie a lot. Laugh at the problems you notice instead of analyzing them to death. This is the kind of movie this is. If you think you'll be watching the best movie since Gone with the Wind, you will be sorely disappointed. So just take it for what it is, and remember to have a good time.

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