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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.



(as Nisan Takahashi)


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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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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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Filmed at the real Expo '70 World Fair in Osaka, Japan. See more »


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 »


Edited into Super Monster (1980) See more »

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Fun with Giant Monsters
5 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was the first feature I had seen in the kaiju genre. I was familiar with the television show Ultraman, but I had not known that movies about monsters had also been made.

This one is fun! One aspect of the genre that Daiei was better at than Toho is in the depiction of quadrapeds. Jiger looks like a four legged creature, not a person crawling on his knees, as several of the Toho characters were known to do.

Some of the dialogue is hideously bad. I recently saw this one again after twenty years, and had a good time adding a few comments of my own. At one point the two boys are inside Gamera's lung, walking around, when one says, "What are we looking for?" The other replies "Anything unusual."

I piped up, "We are in the lung of a 200-foot turtle, but we are still looking for anything unusual."

Still, this one has several interesting scenes. Unusual footage of a surgery on an elephant, x-rays of Gamera, a neat minisub, and cool communicators. It is a fun ride!

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