MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,043 this week

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

4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 679 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 33 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...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 770 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 596 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gamela vs. Bairus (1968)

Gamela vs. Bairus (1968) on IMDb 4.6/10

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... 

Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa
Stars: Nobuhiro Kajima, Miyuki Akiyama, Christopher Murphy
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
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 5.1/10 X  

An atomic explosion awakens Gammera--a giant, fire-breathing turtle monster--from his millions of years of hibernation. Enraged at being roused from such a sound sleep, he takes it out on Tokyo.

Directors: Sandy Howard, Noriaki Yuasa
Stars: Albert Dekker, Brian Donlevy, Diane Findlay
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjirô Hongô ...
Scout Master Mr. Shimida
Tôru Takatsuka ...
Masao Nakaya
Carl Craig ...
Jim Crane (as Carl Craig Junior)
Michiko Yaegaki ...
Mariko
Mari Atsumi ...
Junko Aoki
Junko Yashiro ...
Masako Shibata
Peter Williams ...
Dr. Dobie
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Commander of Self Defense Force
Yoshirô Kitahara ...
Masao's Father
Munehiko Takada ...
Jim's Father
Mary Morris ...
Mrs. Crane (as Mary Murrows)
Chikara Hashimoto ...
Doctor A
Kenji Go ...
Doctor B
Akira Natsuki ...
Doctor C
Ken Nakahara ...
Doctor D
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

This was Kôjirô Hongô's final appearance in the series. 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

Followed by Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

hope you like stock footage ...
3 June 2005 | by (parts, unknown) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was a kid growing up in Michigan, watching 'monster week' on the 4:30 movie on channel 7. Just recently I purchased a DVD release from Diamond Entertainment called 'Japanesse Monster Movies' that contains four Gamera movies altogether. I used to like this particular film so I was interested in seeing this again.

For starters, a lot of the sets and I believe even some of the props and costumes have been taken directly from 'Gamera vs Guiron'. But at least 45 percent of this film is composed of stock footage from older films. Perhaps the funniest scene in the movie is when they show footage from the original Gamera film- a black and white movie- and try to pass it off for something that is happening in the present, even though this film was shot in color.

The kids in this film take charge of the situation and try to help Gamera out when the adults are content to do little or nothing. There's a lot of Kiaju 'gore' in this film, a funny yet kind of cool alien invader and stupid, stupid henchmen who get their heads knocked off )!) before the mutate into other squid-like creatures.

This is actually less boring than the previous films. Since the aliens are studying the previous Gamera fights in order to defeat him, the film is full of fairly cool monster battles. The final battle against Viran is a good one!


4 of 5 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:
?