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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 »
Plot:
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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Not just any trip to Stock Footage Island 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)
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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?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs "Kamen Rider" (1971)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not just any trip to Stock Footage Island, 4 September 2004
Author: Newski_the_Hippie from Chicago

Gamera Super Monster is a strangely enjoyabe film, especially since it is just a bunch of old footage re edited into the story of a kid and his pet turtle, and good female aliens vs. bad female aliens. Die hard fans of the genre have something against the campy and cheesy, when the fact is not every giant monster movie is supposed to portray a grim message about nuclear weapons, or interfering with nature.

This movie is joyful through and through, never taking a break from action and (mis)adventure, with characters that are very fun to watch. The little boy, who most would find annoying, has a certain goofiness to his character. Remember people, this is a film for the children. This movie shows how cheap it is, but you aren't able to realize it because it gets you so caught up in the fantasy. This is one of the greatest escapist fantasies out there.

From the first battle with Barugan all the way to the destruction of Zigra, all Gamera's greatest fights are highlighted in this nonstop action packed adventure for the whole family. Also, watch for the anime characters! And if that is not enough, the enemy space ship may seem a little familiar to you....

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