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Gamera vs. Guiron -- Two children get into a flying saucer and end up on the other side of the sun where they dream of donuts and milk and a hero turtle. The women there want to eat their brains.


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21 March 1969 (Japan) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Nobuhiro Kajima ... Akio
Miyuki Akiyama ... Tomoko
Christopher Murphy ... Tom (as Chrystopher Murphy)
Yuko Hamada ... Kuniko
Eiji Funakoshi ... Dr. Shiga
Kon Ohmura ... Officer Kondo (AKA: 'Kon-chan') (as Kon Ômura)
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
Niisan 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
Other crew
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
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: When the two kids launch a missile at Guiron, the missile gets sliced in half on his bladed head. But it is clear as the day that both "halves" are actually complete missiles. You can see the pyrotechnics go off behind Guiron's head that launch the second "half" of the missile.See more »
[Akio and Tommy are chatting with the alien women about their world]
Akio:What a superior civilization! You know... I looked in my telescope every day, and I thought there'd be a perfect planet, without work, and wars, and traffic accidents...
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Classic Giant Monster Flick for Kids, 26 May 2007
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

Two boys who are apparently prone to various kinds of mischief find a spaceship in the woods and climb aboard only to find that the ship has autopilot and is programmed to return to the hostile planet of its origin. The film starts off with an astronomy lesson and the hostile planet turns out to be a hidden planet on the other side of the sun. Awaiting them there are two caped and antennaed young female cannibals and an enormous slow moving knife-headed creature named Guiron. Old favorite Gaos - or something that looks like him - makes a cameo but is defeated so quickly by Guiron that you will hardly notice him. Gamera to the rescue! Back home, the younger sister of one of the boys tries to convince her somewhat dour mother of what has happened, but she is told to stop making up stories and go study.

Indeed, this story is the sort of wandering, somewhat silly, and entirely fantastic thing that kids do make up. But that's exactly why it works. It's a kid film. It doesn't require expensive and fancy special effects, just a fun story, kids doing amazing things, and giant monsters.

I enjoyed this as a kid and enjoyed it again as an adult. The acting is passable for what it is - the younger sister is actually very convincing and sympathetic and the two boys do OK. The adults are presented entirely from a kid perspective (as was done in The Peanuts) - and are stereotypic and often over-dramatic). The cinematography is pretty good - again, for its purpose (this is not an art film nor even an adult action film). And the dubbing in the version I saw (Sandy Frank's name did not appear anywhere) was actually very good.

Fun little film - recommended!

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