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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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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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Fun ending of original Gamera series, 15 August 2011
Author: wdavisterry from United States

After Gamera vs. Jiger this one is a definite upgrade to the level of previous Gamera movies. A real charmer, Gamera vs. Zigra features an alien who controls humans with hypnosis to get what it really wants. The plot runs into two children, the girl, Helen, who, with her older sister Maggie, appears to be bi-racial, and Kennie, who have a psychic link to Gamera. Avoid the non-Japanese print, this one is beautifully shot in wide-screen that is completely lost in the t.v. cut version. Also, the acting is much more restrained than the horrible dubbing would have you believe. It's sort of the ultimate expression of the Gamera idea. Gamera: it can never be said that he fails to get the job done when he racks up another impressive victory over a monster, here Zigra, who is creepy on the space ship (including cobwebs) but out of the ship (and full size) is more attractive than Gamera's other adversaries.

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