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Super Monster (1980)

Uchu kaijû Gamera (original title)
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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gamera | alien | evil | lizard | turtle | See All (14) »

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Finally, the strongest super monster of the universe came! See more »

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7 May 1980 (USA)  »

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Gamera Super Monster  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Gamera knocks over a billboard at one point in the film. The camera zooms into the billboard, revealing it to be an advertisement for a Godzilla film. See more »

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Spoofs Godzilla (1954) See more »

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Dismal Swan Song For Gamera
6 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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