MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,246 this week

Gamela vs. Bairus (1968)
"Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu" (original title)

4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 665 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 32 critic

Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras.

Director:

(as Kenji Yuasa)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2071 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 713 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 12 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gamela vs. Bairus (1968)

Gamela vs. Bairus (1968) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gamela vs. Bairus.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is ... See full summary »

Director: Haruyasu Noguchi
Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Yôko Yamamoto, Yuji Okada
Crash of Moons (TV Movie 1954)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Not a feature film but a three-part episode from the TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954) edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Stars: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, Tomonori Yazaki
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

Director: Jun Fukuda
Stars: Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Bibari Maeda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjirô Hongô ...
Scout Master Mr. Shimida
Tôru Takatsuka ...
Masao Nakaya
Carl Craig ...
Jim Crane (as Kurl Crane)
Peter Williams ...
Dr. Dobie
Carl Clay ...
Carl Crane
Michiko Yaegaki ...
Girl Scout
Mari Atsumi ...
Junko Aoki
Junko Yashiro ...
Masako Shibata
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Commander of Jietat
Genzô Wakayama ...
Voice of Boss
Chikara Hashimoto ...
General
Kenichiro Yamane ...
Mr. Shibata
Kenji Go ...
Commander at Dam
Akira Natsuki ...
Soldier
Ken Nakahara ...
Soldier
Edit

Storyline

A group of aliens from another planet head for Earth with the intentions of conquering it. Their first ship is destroyed in transit by the giant flying turtle Gamera. A second ship makes it to Earth and captures two Boy Scouts and holds them captive so that Gamera will not attack them. The aliens then implant a remote control device into the monster's neck and use the great turtle to attack Tokyo. The boys then come up with a plan to foul up the remote control device to the point where Gamera does the opposite of what he is ordered to. As a result Gamera destroys the aliens ship, but then has to contend with their giant squid like leader Viras. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

alien | gamera | turtle | monster | children | See more »

Genres:

Action | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Gamela vs. Bairus  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

American International titled their U.S. version "Destroy All Planets" after the success they had with the release of Ishiro Honda's Destroy All Monsters (1968) under the title "Destroy All Monsters". See more »

Crazy Credits

For the U.S. version releaed by American International under the title "Destroy All Planets," director Noriaki Yuasa's name is listed on screen as "Kenji Yuasa." See more »

Connections

Follows Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fine introduction to the Giant Turtle
26 September 2003 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

This has to be the hardest Gamera film to find, in these post NAMBLA days. It does have a whole bunch of recycled footage, but since it was my introduction to the character, it didn't bother me, until I saw the films it was swiped from, later on. After I saw this a whole bunch of times on KTLA, I became a serious fan. Yeah, it's cheesy, but I didn't care, and I still don't. The dubbing was supervised by Bret Morrison, a post-Orson Welles voice of "The Shadow" on radio, and he was pretty astounded when I asked him about it at a late-70's Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser. It's good cheese, and I wouldn't be without it! Also, this and "Super Monster Gamera" (even worse, for much the same reasons) are the two Gamera films that didn't get worked over by Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

Pax!

--Judex.1--


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funny Version of This Movie donkeytv
MGM DVD needed! erico_suave_007
Discuss Gamela vs. Bairus (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?