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Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971)

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
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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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Zigra in full shark mode resembles a Goblin shark, a rare species of deep sea shark found most commonly near Japan. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1988) See more »

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I want a coke...with Jack Daniels
22 September 2000 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Possibly one of the earliest attempts at cinematic product placement.

Ahh, Gamera. Zigra. Giant Turtle. Giant Fish. Fire. Hypnosis beams. I guess the pleasure from these classic japanese monster films is watching a world, or mostly Japan, where giant mutant monsters exist, children know much much more than the adults, and cities are crushed as easily as cheesy models...oh wait, they are models. Anyway, UFO comes to Japan. The main brats Kenny and Helen (will someone get her a coke already!!) go on zany trying to prevent Zigra and his scantily clad henchwoman (VA-VOOM!) from trying to take over earth. The Zigra woman has the ability to hypnotize people with a simple snap and she must follow Zigra's orders to kill the children who mysteriously manage to survive again and again (duh). People yell AH!!, Gamera shows up, Zigra blows stuff up, a lot of paint...uh blood is spilled, I think there were dolphins, and lots of subplots to keep virtually anyone watching perplexed. Also, the diabolically catchy Gamera song is sung here. Add this all up for a huge laughs and best seen with Joel and da bots (HEY, THAT'S US!!).


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