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Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971)

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Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera.

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Credited cast:
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Dr. Tom Wallace
Daigo Inoue
Reiko Kasahara ...
Kiyoko Ishikawa
Daihachi Kita
Goro Kumon
Shin Minatsu
Akira Natsuki ...
Doctor
Kei'ichi Noda ...
Jigura (Japanese version) (voice)
Isamu Saeki ...
Dr. Yosuke Ishikawa
Yasushi Sakagami ...
Kenichi Ishikawa
Mikiko Tsubouchi ...
Mrs. Ishikawa
Eiko Yanami ...
Woman X / Chikako Sugawara
Yoshio Yoshida
Arlene Zoellner ...
Margie Wallace
Gloria Zoellner ...
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A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship with a cluster of gumballs on its head. Later, at Sea World, dolphins are dying mysteriously. Zigra kidnaps two men and two children (one of whom is a Coke addict - Coca-Cola that is) and starts causing earthquakes. The two six year olds somehow outwit Zigra and help their incapacitated fathers escape. The Zigra Woman, who can use her eyes to put people into comas, then chases them all over Sea World like an extended Benny Hill skit. Somewhere in this movie Gamera finally shows up, fights Zigra, who turns into a giant swordfish. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Gamera vs. Zigra was the only classic Gamera film not released in the U.S. until the advent of home video. All the previous films had been picked up for theatrical distribution or for television. Gamera vs. Zigra first appeared in the U.S. in 1987 via video tape, long after it's Japanese release. See more »

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Kenny: Ah, Gamera!
Helen: I don't like monsters.
Kenny: Gamera is the friend of all children!
Helen: Is he really?
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"It's Barbaric"
5 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ah, I'm near the end of my self-imposed Gamerathon. While the showa series started off well enough, Gamera became worse and strange as it dragged on. In the last one Gamera faced the crap-monster Jiger; now he faces…Zigra!! All I can say is watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode featuring this crapfest. It is HILARIOUS!! However, watching this movie without the commentary is practically suicide. Once more, a hot Japanese chick in a strange leotard wishes to take over the Earth because we of course treat it like a crappy car. The interior and exterior of the alien ship looks like a rejected set from "Peewee's Big Adventure". The movie is technically pretty short, but because of its budget and poor writing the first half really drags on. Hell, the whole movie drags on. Whole squadrons are wiped out, magnitude 18 earthquakes rock Peru, and all off-screen, of course. At the same time, there is a humongous debate on who gets to buy fish. Practically an hour in, where's that Zigra guy? At the same time, there's a chase sequence that's choreographed like one from Scooby-Doo. You know, one person runs in one door, somehow exits thru another, snazzy music plays? At long last Zigra appears, and I actually like the design of the fish-creature. But wait, he can talk? WTF…Wait, Gamera uses the spikes along Zigra's back like a xylophone, WTF?!! This is one sh*tfest I can't comprehend.


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