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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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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I want a coke...with Jack Daniels, 22 September 2000
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

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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