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Gamera tai daiakuju Giron
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Release Date:
21 March 1969 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tremendous Fun For Anyone Young at Heart. See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nobuhiro Kajima ... Akio
Miyuki Akiyama ... Tomoko
Christopher Murphy ... Tom (as Chrystopher Murphy)
Yuko Hamada ... Kuniko
Eiji Funakoshi ... Dr. Shiga
Kon Ômura ... Officer Kondo (AKA: 'Kon-chan')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Hanson ... Elza, Tom's mother
Hiroko Kai ... Barbella
Reiko Kasahara ... Florbella
Akira Natsuki ... News Reporter

Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
Writing credits
Nisan Takahashi  (as Fumi Takahashi)

Produced by
Sandy Frank .... producer (US version)
Hidemasa Nagata .... producer
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Kitazaki 
 
Film Editing by
Eli Haviv (English version)
 
Sound Department
Kimio Tobita .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Kazufumi Fujii .... special effects
Ryosaku Takayama .... monster design
 
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Kazumasa Nakano .... planner
 

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Also Known As:
"Gamera tai daiakuju Giron" - Japan (original title)
"Gamera vs. Guillon" - USA
"Gamera vs. the Giant Evil Beast Guiron" - USA
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82 min | USA:80 min
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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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The first Gamera film in which a creature (besides Gamera) makes a return appearance through new footage.See more »
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Continuity: After Guiron cuts Gyaos' head off, the blood disappears from his headSee more »
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[inside an astronomical observatory, scientists hold a press conference]
Reporter #1:Dr. Shiga! The same galactic waves were caught in England. Uh, last year, accordingly. Are they the same one?
Dr. Shiga:No. That was different. The one before, was from beyond the solar system we think. But this one is very much nearer. According to our calculations.
Reporter #2:Does that mean... people on Solar... are the same system planet?
Dr. Shiga:No. That's hard to say. You have that ready?
[Dr. Shiga points to some slides]
Dr. Shiga:There's no! Air or water on the Moon? So no living thing inhabits it. As you know for sure. And... there are... no rivers on Mars. And on Venus... it has several hundred degrees Centigrade. And... the surface of... Jupiter is covered with... frozen ammonia. Saturn... is also... the same. No advanced vertebrates there, of course.
Reporter #3:So... what do those waves mean?
Dr. Shiga:Assuming. They come from... Proxima Cenauri
[sic]
[...]
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Tremendous Fun For Anyone Young at Heart., 13 September 2006
Author: Space_Mafune from Newfoundland, Canada

A trio of children (2 boys and a girl), intrigued by news reports of mysterious sound waves sent to Earth from outer space, star gazing spot a flying saucer! They later find it in a wooded area. The two boys decide to investigate while the girl being more wary decides to wait outside. After entering the spaceship however, the two boys suddenly find themselves being whisked off into space. Along the way they spot and greet Gamera who tries to prevent the ship from leaving our galaxy but even he cannot keep up with its incredible speed. After the ship lands, the two boys find themselves on a strange new planet and suddenly spot another version of Gaos in battle with the planet's guardian, a knife-headed monster with a mean streak named Guiron. Gamera all this time has still been on the trail of the boys' spaceship. Meanwhile aliens are watching all of this with possible evil intentions?

This was tremendous fun. The little kid in me loved every minute of it. Sure the child stars are a bit annoying at times (but more so I suspect to adult ears than to a child's) and the effects aren't always up to par but man do the monster battles ever deliver the goods in this one. They are knock-down drag-out affairs especially those featuring Gamera and Guiron and surprisingly graphic in terms of their brutality yet the film never loses sight of making clear just who is evil and who is good. Like the best pro wrestling of yesteryear, it manages to make the hero Gamera incredibly sympathetic while the villain Guiron comes across as little more than a nasty-tempered brute and a bully who needs to be taught a lesson in manners.

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