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20 March 1968 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Kenichiro Yamane ... Doctor E
Genzô Wakayama ... Boss Voice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kei'ichi Noda ... Alien

Corinne Orr ... (voice)
Teruo Aragaki ... Gamera (uncredited)

Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa  (as Kenji Yuasa)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nisan Takahashi  (as Fumi Takahashi)

Produced by
Hidemasa Nagata .... producer
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kenjiro Hirose 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Kitazaki 
 
Film Editing by
Shôji Sekiguchi  (as Shoji Sekiguchi)
 
Production Design by
Tomohisa Yano 
 
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Kimio Tobita .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Kazufumi Fujii .... special effects
Yuzo Kaneko .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Eli Haviv .... post-production editor (AIP-TV release)
Emil Haviv .... post-production editor
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter (AIP-TV release)
Bret Morrison .... re-release director (AIP-TV release)
Masaichi Nagata .... presenter
James H. Nicholson .... presenter (AIP-TV release)
Ryosaku Takayama .... monster design
 

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Also Known As:
"Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:75 min | USA:90 min (TV version) | Japan:81 min (theatrical version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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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 »
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Featured in Rainy Dog (1997)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
One of the coolest looking Japanese monsters of all time!, 17 July 2003
Author: giantdevilfish from Pacific Ocean

Viras has to be one of the best monsters that the Japanese ever created. I'm hoping and praying that Daiei Studios brings him back if they ever make another Gamera movie. A gigantic space squid with a cool looking face, creepy yellow eyes, and who's roar sounds like screeching metal just simply rocks! The problem with this movie however(next to the fact that two kids are the main stars) is that it's padded with huge amounts of stock footage. We get to see Gamera's origin and attack on Tokyo (in black and white!!) and his early fights with Barugon and Gyoas all from the first three Gamera films! This ruins the overall movie. But next to that it's pretty fun. A spaceship that looks like it's made with 5 black and yellow striped ping-pong balls, Viras decapitating his useless subordinates, and the giant Viras bloodily impaling Gamera with his sharp pointy head are the standout scenes in this flick.

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