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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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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')
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Edith Hanson ... Elza, Tom's mother
Hiroko Kai ... Barbella
Reiko Kasahara ... Florbella
Akira Natsuki ... News Reporter
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Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
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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)
 
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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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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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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (In the English dub) The two kids refer to planet Terra as a star.See more »
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[Officer Kondo chastises Akio and Tommy]
Officer Kondo:I'll tell you what. Remember, the next time, if you are naughty again... I'll shave your heads!
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See the original AIP-TV version and skip Sandy Frank's horrible version!, 18 June 2001
Author: gypsykoenigbill

I have seen GAMERA VS. GUILLON in it's original Japanese version that was released on video by Neptune Media. But I urge those who have seen the original Japanese version to also see the American International Pictures-TV (AIP-TV for short) Engish dubbed version titled ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS and forget the Sandy Frank re-dubbed version titled GAMERA VS. GUIRON. But now you are asking, "Why are their two English dubbed versions of this Gamera film?"

As I stated before, GAMERA TAI DAIKAIJU GIRON was released in the United States as ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS. It's distributor AIP felt that the Gamera films were not effective for a theatrical screening like the Godzilla films. AIP felt that Gamera was better for television viewing. AIP already released the earlier Gamera sequels to TV. So ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS was released directly to television by AIP-TV. The English dubbing was done by Titan Productions, Inc. and the dubbing was perfect. Well, ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS fell into obscurity and was never seen again.

In 1985, television producer Sandy Frank wanted to bring the Gamera films back to life. However, he felt that the original dubbing was not "up to his standards" so he placed a new English language version on the Gamera films. ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS was now titled GAMERA VS. GURION and had a new dubbing track. Frank released his new versions of the Gamera films, but they were not well recieved. Even though Frank's versions are uncut and restore scenes that AIP-TV edited out, Frank's dubbing was horrible and out of synch while the AIP-TV dubbed versions were more convincing and were perfectly in synch. Frank's versions are now no longer available.

But Neptune Media finaly releases the original Japanese version of GAMERA TAI DAIKAIJU GIRON as GAMERA VS. GUILLON in subtitled form. And though I am pleased that the original version is now on home video, the AIP-TV version is still not available. Neptune Media has released a special widescreen edition of GAMERA VS. GUILLON with the original AIP-TV dub placed on it, I would suggest not viewing that version because it is better to view the original TV version in it's original panned and scanned format.

GAMERA VS. GUILLON begins when astronimical observatories catch strange waves from outer space. Scientists believe that the waves are sent by aliens from another planet. One night three kids Akio (Nobuhiro Kajima), Tom (Christopher Murphy), and Akio's sister Tomoko (Miyuki Akiyama) see a flying saucer land in the woods. They go there to see it and the saucer takes Akio and Tom away while Tomoko tries to convince everybody that the boys were taken away from a spaceship. The boys have a run in with Gamera, but the ship lands on a small planet called Tera. The planet is inhabited by monsters such as a Silver Space Gyaos and a knife headed monster called Guillon (called Guiron in both AIP-TV and Sandy Frank versions). The planet is also inhabited by two space women who want to eat the kids brains! Yikes! It's up to Gamera to fight Guillon and save the two boys!

Though GAMERA VS. GUILLON is indeed a childish film, it is a change of pace from all the serious monster films. And GAMERA VS. GUILLON works better this way. The special effects are good and are way better than the fake CGI effects that are created today. GAMERA VS. GUILLON is indeed the most fun version in the Gamera series.

Just for a side note, AIP-TV edited out a scene in which Guillon chops up Gyaos with his knife like head. Both Neptune Media and Sandy Frank contains this scene.

If you are the "die-hard" fan of the Gamera series, I suggest you see the original Japanese version that is available from Neptune Media. As for Sandy Frank's version, throw his version in the garbage!

GAMERA TAI DAIMAJU JAIGA (1970) was the next in the Gamera series that was released directly to television by AIP-TV as GAMERA VS. MONSTER X.

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