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Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980)

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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Cast

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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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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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5 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you missed out on the other seven Gamera movies leading up to this 80s release, this is the perfect chance to see all of them at once. If you've seen "Godzilla's Revenge", then you have seen nothing yet. This movie is about 92% stock-footage, with absolutely no new monsters and sparse new effect shots. By the time of this movie's release the studio Daiei was at death's door and so I'm confused as to why they even bothered to puke this one out. It had nearly been a decade since "Gamera vs. Zigra" in 1971, and by then I think any rational businessman could assume the series was done for. The only reason I rate it at the very least two stars is because the writers actually had the mordacity to actually kill Gamera off by kamakazing himself into a Star Destroyer. That's right, a Star Destroyer from the Star Wars series. That's how you know the writers had clearly told themselves, "F8ck it."


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