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Super Monster (1980)
"Uchu kaijû Gamera" (original title)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  7 May 1980 (USA)
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Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope.

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Credited cast:
Mach Fumiake ...
Kilara
Yaeko Kojima ...
Marsha
Yoko Komatsu ...
Mitan
Keiko Kudo ...
Giruge
Koichi Maeda ...
Keiichi
Toshie Takada ...
Keiichi's Mother
Hiroji Hayshi
Makoto Ikeda
Kisao Tobita ...
Driver
Osamu Kobayashi ...
'Zanon' Captain (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûzô Hayakawa ...
Policeman
Toru Kawai ...
Gamera
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Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope.

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Clash of monster vs. huge spaceship! Special effects blockbuster thrills and excitement! See more »

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Gamera Super Monster  »

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Made with the intention of pulling production company Daiei out of debt. The film failed at the box office, and Daiei filed for bankruptcy about six months later. The low budget of the film is evidenced by the extensive use of stock footage; all scenes of Gamera battling other monsters are taken from previous films in the series. See more »

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There are bad movies...and then there is Gamera Super Monster
27 December 1999 | by (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie is the worst of the worst. Until recently, Gamera was the poor stepchild to Godzilla in most every aspect: Scripts, production values, special effects...you name it. And "Gamera: Super Monster" is the absolute nadir of the series and the genre of kaiju eiga.

Almost every (if not every) scene of Gamera is culled from stock footage from previous Gamera movies. The black and white footage of the first film is blended in with the color footage of the newer movies, and apparently no one is supposed to notice.

The linking story concerns a pirate spaceship named Zanon (which looks rather similar, if immensely cheaper to the Star Destroyer at the start of "Star Wars") and the attempts of three "space humans" to stop its plan for the conquest of the Earth. Whoever made this movie either watched Electra Woman & Dynagirl on "The Krofft Supershow", or saw some really BAD sentai, because the three women are very similar to either. One has a magic flying bus that is animated with effects right out of Saturday morning TV.

I can usually find something good to say about any movie...I mean, I love "Robot Monster" and I even sat through the horror that is "Highlander II" twice...but this movie is just plain awful.


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