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17 July 1971 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 ... Helen Wallace
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Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
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Nisan Takahashi  (as Fumi Takahashi)

Produced by
Sandy Frank .... producer (US version)
Yoshihiko Manabe .... producer
Hidemasa Nagata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Uehara 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshiyuki Miyazaki 
 
Production Design by
Akira Inoue 
 
Art Direction by
Tomohisa Yano 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masami Akise .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hideo Okuyama .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Kazufumi Fujii .... special effects director
Ryosaku Takayama .... monster design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Heihachi Kuboe .... lighting technician
 

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Also Known As:
"Gamera vs. Zigra" - USA (dubbed version)
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USA:87 min
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Color (Daieicolor)
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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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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very Lame Gamera Flick., 13 June 2007
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

I saw this film in a Gamera weekend special on TV back in the early 1990s, after Gamera vs. Barugon. This film pretty much hits rock bottom, with a lame storyline, unremarkable special effects and horrendous acting.

A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship and an alien named Zigra comes to Earth and kidnaps two men and two children. After the humans escape, they were chased by an alien-possessed woman all around this Seaworld-like theme park - a scene that takes up too much of the movie.. To cap things all up, Gamera shows up and battles the alien, which ultimately becomes a giant swordfish, in one of the most sloppiest and most boring monster battles ever filmed. Probably the most annoying scene in this movie is when the boy, seeing Gamera for the first time in the film, shouts out "Ah, Gamera!" Then, he and his sister end up riding the turtle on his back, singing the infamous Gamera song.

Overall, a very cheesy film. I recommend Gamera vs. Barugon or the Gamera films from the 90s over this!

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