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21 March 1970 (Japan) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Tsutomu Takakuwa ... Hiroshi
Kelly Varis ... Tommy Williams
Katherine Murphy ... Susan Williams
Kon Ohmura ... Dad (as Kon Ômura)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryô Hayami
Akira Natsuki ... Dr. Suzuki

Corinne Orr ... (voice)
Junko Yashiro

Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niisan Takahashi  (as 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
Takayama Ryôsaku .... monster design
Other crew
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
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Filmed at the real Expo '70 World Fair in Osaka, Japan.See more »
Plot holes: 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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Gamera Battles a Lizard-Warthog Hybrid F, 27 June 2012
Author: gigan-92 from United States

1970 saw the release of "Gamera vs. Jiger", also known as "Gamera vs. Monster X". And no, no, no relation to the Monster X of "Godzilla: Final Wars". At this point in the series, when the kids warn you not to do something, and then Gamera warns you not to do something, it's best not to do it. Naturally, the sacred statue is disturbed anyways and not even twenty minutes in and our title monsters show up. Being quite frank, Jiger is probably the least attractive creature featured in the Gamera movies. It looks like a reptilian-warthog abomination. I don't know what's stranger, the creature's looks or the way it jumps. With that stocky body and its short legs I'm surprised it can cover that much ground. Jiger also shoots quills and fires a "super ultra violet ray beam" which I don't grasp at all. It even has a parasite injecting tail and suction-covered feet…Ah screw it, I'm just getting this over with: Jiger sucks.

Children are the main heroes of course, managing to outsmart not just their parents but Japan's top military generals and scientists. This really grates on my nerves and honestly he story is short but lacks real tension if you ask me. With no relatable characters as in the earlier films, it's hard to keep interest. At least with "Gamera vs. Guiron" the writing was so bad and weird it kept you involved. The story here feels far too bland and with is opponent looking the way it did, I found no excitement in the battles. But I'll admit the statue to the brain was an interesting fatality, Johnny Cage might want to check that out. This kaiju film is a dud by all laws of psychics.

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