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Super Monster -- Awakened from his arctic tomb by an atomic bomb, Gamara is the last survivor of a species of colossal chelonians rumored to have originated 8,000 years ago from the lost continent of Atlantis.

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Release Date:
7 May 1980 (USA) See more »
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Clash of monster vs. huge spaceship! Special effects blockbuster thrills and excitement! See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Gamera vs. Zigra / Gamera Super Monster DVD Review
 (From FilmJunk. 22 March 2011, 8:17 AM, PDT)

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There are bad movies...and then there is Gamera Super Monster See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Reiko Tajima ... M38 alien (uncredited)

Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nisan Takahashi 

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
Hirozaki Ohba .... producer
Shigeru Shinohara .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
Masaya Tokuyama .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Kitazaki 
Michio Takahashi 
Akira Uehara 
 
Art Direction by
Akira Inoue 
Tomohisa Yano 
 
Set Decoration by
Nobuhisa Iwata 
 
Makeup Department
Chie Tshuchiya .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiromi Munemoto .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kimio Tobita .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Kazufumi Fujii .... special effects director
Yuzo Kaneko .... special effects director
Noriaki Yuasa .... special effects director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tadaaki Shimada .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Zenko Miyazaki .... editor: stock footage
Tatsuji Nakashizu .... editor: stock footage
Shôji Sekiguchi .... editor: stock footage (as Shoji Sekiguchi)
 
Other crew
Midori Kobayashi .... script girl
Masaya Tokuyama .... planner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uchu kaijû Gamera" - Japan (original title)
"Gamera Super Monster" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

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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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6 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
There are bad movies...and then there is Gamera Super Monster, 27 December 1999
Author: Dik Meyer (muzik@ptd.net) from St. Clair, Pennsylvania

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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