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Gamera vs. Monster X -- When an ancient statue is moved for display in World Fair Expo 1970, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released.  The giant creature attacks and it's up to Gamera to stop it.

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21 March 1970 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tsutomu Takakuwa ... Hiroshi
Kelly Varis ... Tommy Williams
Katherine Murphy ... Susan Williams
Kon Ômura ... Dad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryô Hayami
Akira Natsuki ... Dr. Suzuki

Corinne Orr ... (voice)
Junko Yashiro
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Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
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Nisan Takahashi 

Produced by
Hidemasa Nagata .... producer
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Kitazaki 
 
Production Design by
Akira Inoue 
 
Special Effects by
Kazufumi Fujii .... special effects
Ryosaku Takayama .... monster design
 
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Bret Morrison .... re-release director
 

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Also Known As:
"Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga" - Japan (original title)
"Gamera vs. Giger" - International (English title)
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USA:83 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Filmed at the real Expo '70 World Fair in Osaka, Japan.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Gamera vs Jiger, 17 May 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)

** (out of 4)

An American behind an expo in Japan takes a large statue away from a mountain side and this unleashes Jiger, a large lizard like creature who can spit toothpicks from his mouth. Gamera comes to the rescue but gets beat up pretty badly and also gets pregnant to where he must carry Jiger's egg (I'm not kidding). A couple kids eventually help Gamera overcome his new pregnancy and he heads out to destroy the monster. This is certainly a kid's movie but it's mildly entertaining throughout all of its major goofiness. As is to be expected, the special effects are downright laughable, the performances even worse and the American dubbing will leave you scratching your head. The one big bonus is that the monsters are constantly doing battle with various forms of cardboard towns being blown up and ripped apart. The fight sequences are pretty good even though it appears Jiger can come up with new things out of nowhere. If you want a quality movie then you're going to be disappointed because every aspect of this movie is cheap. If you want a childish good time than this film might be your cup of tea as long as you don't expect too much.

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