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Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)

Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga (original title)
When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tsutomu Takakuwa ...
Hiroshi
Kelly Varis ...
Tommy Williams
Katherine Murphy ...
Susan Williams
Kon Ohmura ...
Dad (as Kon Ômura)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franz Gruber ...
Dr. Williams
Ryô Hayami
Akira Natsuki ...
Dr. Suzuki
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(voice)
Junko Yashiro
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A giant creature attacks Japan during the World Fair and its up to Gamera to stop it. But the monster injects Gamera with its offspring and a research team must take a craft into Gamera's body to eliminate the parasite. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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21 March 1970 (Japan)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at the real Expo '70 World Fair in Osaka, Japan. See more »

Goofs

Jiger sticks spikes into Gamera's limbs to keep him from pulling them into his shell, and departs, leaving Gamera helpless. Later, after Jiger has already caused much damage to cities, Gamera is shown pulling the spikes out with his hands. Why didn't he do it right away? For that matter, why did Jiger simply leave him instead of killing him? See more »

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Follows Gamera vs. Viras (1968) See more »

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You Know...For Kids
28 April 2005 | by (Manassas, Va) – See all my reviews

This is a children's movie. Is it a great children's movie? No.

But, it is an enjoyable children's movie. Sure Gamera looks like he was constructed at the last second out of an old shopping bag; and, Monster X looks like something that you pulled out of a Salvation Army drop-box. But, this movie has children as the main characters, doing the bulk of the heroics and making the bulk of the sound decisions...

There are a tremendous number of plot-holes in this movie; but, if you've got children, and a little patience, you can enjoy ninety minutes of pig-headed adults, brave children and flying turtles...

Also, there is a certain resemblance to the science fiction novel Blameless in Abaddon...anyone else notice?...


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