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Daikaijû Gamera
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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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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
This is the only film in the series with Gamera as the antagonist.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Frankenweenie (2012)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Classic Kaiju!, 21 February 2001
Author: Eric-62-2 from Morristown, NJ

Sure the film is silly if you're not a fan of the Japanese monster movie genre. But if one catches the right version of this film, which is the original American dubbed version, and not the grotesque Sandy Frank re-dub that's been deservedly sent up on MST 3000 many times, then you'll end up watching instead a credible entry in the "kaiju" genre that was the first effort by Toho rival Daiei to come up with their answer to Godzilla.

The original Japanese version (and the Frank redub) has some particularly horrible scenes involving American Air Force personnel in the opening, including among others a would be actor playing the general who looks and sounds like he's auditioning to replace Curly in a Three Stooges short. The original US version thankfully replaces all of these scenes with more credible looking ones featuring some professional actors, especially Dick O'Neill ("The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three") as the general who is so good you wish he'd been in the rest of the movie instead of over the hill Brian Donlevy who plays the US general in charge of the operation.

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