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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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Tagline:
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
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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Final Showa era Gamera movie, and final Showa era giant monster film. The Showa era refers to the giant monster films made between Godzilla (1954) and this film. The Heisei era of giant monster films would begin with Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn (1984) but the Gamera series would not be revived for the Heisei era until Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) which ignored the previous films.See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Best use of stock footage, 18 December 2006
Author: Raizzor from United States

Everyone has their own view of this movie, but unless you take into consideration the reason it was made and the target audience, you may find yourself giving it a lower review then it deserves.

Super Monster Gamera is MEANT to be a cheap, fun, lazy film. It's nothing more then a blending of the entire series sprinkled with a new plot to tie the battles together.

It's not meant to be taken seriously, it's not meant to deliver an important issue, and it's not meant to WOW the audience with late 80's special effects.

It's just a kid's film; no more, no less.

With that in mind, Super Monster Gamera is by far my fave of the original Gamera series. Six monster battles, a catchy opening theme song, great music and very.. very... VERY bad acting! What a perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn treat.

For those who HATE it. Ask yourself why you hate it? If it's because it's not new, not acted well and not up to your standards of special effects, then you're not seeing it for what it was meant to be.

Now, if only I could find the soundtrack of the BGM!! C

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