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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

Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
Writing credits
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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
 
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
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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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Gamera Film With a Twist, 9 January 2004
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

This film is pretty much a formula Gamera film that follows the same plot as every other film. A giant monster threatens to destroy a Japanese city and just when things look bleak, in comes Gamera to save the day. However, Gamera usually loses at least one or two battles with his adversary before he finally defeats him. However, the one thing that makes this film different is the fact that usually in a Gamera film, Gamera is the one who saves any children that are in trouble, but in this film it is up to two young boys (one Japanese and one Caucasian) to save him from a parasite that was injected into his body. Even with this plot twist, this is still the typical Gamera film. But as I have said in my other commentaries about films in the Gamera series, these films are pretty much a way to introduce children to the world of kaiju eiga.

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