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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
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
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 »
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Referenced in Pacific Rim (2013)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fun with Giant Monsters, 5 August 2003
Author: SentinelPrime from USA

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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