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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
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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)
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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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92 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Made with the intention of pulling production company Daiei out of debt. The film failed at the box office, and Daiei filed for bankruptcy about six months later. The low budget of the film is evidenced by the extensive use of stock footage; all scenes of Gamera battling other monsters are taken from previous films in the series.See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
More Like Super Sh*t, 5 July 2012
Author: gigan-92 from United States

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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