When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.
In 1973, Gamera sacrifices his life to rid the world of the Gyaos once and for all. Thirty-three years later, a small boy, whose father witnessed the 1973 event, named Toru finds a ... See full summary »
There are approximately two minutes of new footage featuring Gamera in this from-poverty final film in the cult classic series. One third of the film is out-takes from earlier films showing the fire-breathing turtle in combat against Viras, Jiger, Barugon, Zigra, Guiron and Gyaos. The bulk of the wrap-around footage is a very cheaply produced tale of super women trying to avert an invasion of earth with the help of a chubby Japanese boy. Daiei Films was going through bankruptcy at the time the decision was made to try to milk a few bucks out of their once popular Gamera franchise by riffing on Star Wars and Superman which were enormous box office hits. The alien invaders craft even looks like an Imperial Star Destroyer. Further cost cutting measures include substituting anime for practical special effects. The final Gamera film produced until the series relaunch in 1995.
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