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Release Date:
21 March 1969 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
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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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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Runtime:
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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Trivia:
The heads of aiko and tom were shaved at the beginning of filming and they wear wigs or hats during the rest of the movie.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: The seam on the Guiron suit is clearly visible.See 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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Gamera rules!, 30 October 2005
Author: AwesomeWolf from Australia

'Attack of the Monsters' is quite a movie. Not only does it show off Gamera's great range of talents, but it is also the silliest giant monster movie I've ever seen, and oddly violent for a giant monster that is obviously intended for kids. Gamera: if you can hear me, you rule.

Akio (Nobuhiro Kajima), an idealist kid, dreams of finding a planet with no wars,traffic accidents, or long pants. He and Tom (Christopher Murphy) get whisked away by an empty UFO to the planet Terra, a planet that is exactly like Earth and conveniently shares Earth's orbit and is always on the opposite side of the sun to Earth. On Terra, they watch as a Gyaos turns up, only to get dismembered by Guiron (Terran for: 'Giant-Knife-Head-Monster').

Only two Terrans still live on the planet: Two space-babes with names so nice and pretty that these space-babes are obviously evil (apparently the rest of the population left to find a new planet, but we all know they died in a mass traffic accident). When the Terran women reveal that they must eat the kids brains in order to adapt to life on Earth, the kids are saved by Gamera, friend to children everywhere.

Gamera should have had a toy range based on this movie. He is the most multi-skilled monster in the universe! I can see it all now: Regular Gamera, Jet Propulsion Gamera, Ninja Gamera, Baseball Gamera, Airborne Gamera, Judo Gamera, Dancing Gamera, Gymnast Gamera, Aqua Gamera, and Gamera the Repair Monster. 'Attack of the Monsters' is a very silly movie - silly in the most funny ways. The poor special effects, the very basic dialog, the far out story, and Gamera's range of talents all make for some quality monster movie entertainment. Some of the monster mayhem seems rather brutal, even by regular monster movie standards (really, how many Godzilla films feature bloody dismemberment?), but my only complaint is the lack of Gamera's theme song in the 'Attack of the Monsters' version of the film. I want Gamera's theme song! I want it now!

Gamera rules. 'Attack of the Monsters' may be one of the most poorly produced movies you'll ever see, but it's great fun, and you know it.

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