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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 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
Mary Morris ... Mrs. Crane (as Merry Muras)
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)
 
Writing credits
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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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This was Kôjirô Hongô's final appearance in the series.See more »
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Featured in Rainy Dog (1997)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A fine introduction to the Giant Turtle, 26 September 2003
Author: judex-1 (judex.1@usfamily.net) from Minneapolis

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--

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