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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

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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 ... Mariko
Mari Atsumi ... Junko Aoki
Junko Yashiro ... Masako Shibata
Kôji Fujiyama ... Commander of Jietat
Genzô Wakayama ... Voice of Boss
Chikara Hashimoto ... General
Mary Morris ... Mrs. Crane (as Mary Murrows)
Kenichiro Yamane ... Mr. Shibata
Kenji Go ... Commander at Dam
Akira Natsuki ... Soldier
Ken Nakahara ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshirô Kitahara ... Alien
Kei'ichi Noda ... Alien

Corinne Orr ... (voice)
Teruo Aragaki ... Gamera (uncredited)
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Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa  (as Kenji Yuasa)
 
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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 (as Kimio Hida)
 
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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Additional Details

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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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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Gammera And The Kids, 28 November 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Like Godzilla before him, the Japanese producers decided to turn the flying turtle Gamera from an enemy to a friendly monster much the same way Vince McMahon does with his wrestlers. In fact Gamera's such a cuddly fellow here that he has a real love for children, a fact that aliens who are on a mission to Destroy All Planets try to use against Gammera and the earth.

When Gamera destroyed their ship in a previous film which we saw a flashback of, the aliens decide they must get control of Gamera before they can occupy earth. They implant a thought control device in the big guy and for good measure capture a couple of kids.

Their big mistake was capturing a pair of Boy Scouts in Japan for the International Scouting Jamboree. One scout from Japan and one from America become prisoners of the aliens on their ship. And as we all know scouts are taught to be resourceful and are always prepared, though I doubt the scouting manual covers capture by space aliens.

Yes this film is as bad as it sounds with the cheesy special effects and lousy dubbing of the Japanese actors. But these Japanese monster films do have a lovable quality about them and they have a devoted group of fans who should be pleased.

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